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SA Partridge

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A book you have to read

It’s been a while since my third novel was published, so I was delighted to find this review of Dark Poppy’s Demise over at Terri-Maree Rens’ blog Bibliophilia.

Dark Poppy’s Demise is a great way to open up a dialogue with younger people about the dangers out there – lurking in the form of cyber predators, or even real predators. People need to be reminded that we need to warn others to be careful and be aware that there are people who are grooming their next victims. We need to be more open about the dangers out there, and we need to let people know that it is not ever the victim’s fault – that it was the predator’s plan all along. This is something very important, especially in South Africa with the current state of affairs regarding violence against women and children. This is a book you  have to read, and you have to get other people to read it too, because the subject matter is very important, besides that it is a really great book.

Read the full review here.

Also check out Terry’s awesome review of Cat Hellisen’s When the Sea is Rising Red in the same post. The reviewer clearly loved the book as much as I did.

Cat has created a truly marvellous story, and whilst I am happy that it is a stand-alone, because everyone and their grandma’s are writing series – I do wish that despite the conclusion of this part of the story that there was another book to look forward – another stand-alone within in the world of Pelimburg that gives us a bit more of this wonderful world.

Both Cat and I have books coming out in the near future. My new novel, Sharp Edges, hits shelves in August, so I’m hoping that readers enjoy it as much as they enjoyed Dark Poppy’s Demise. The wonderful reviews I’ve received have given me the confidence to try new things and to push myself as a writer. Hopefully Sharp Edges won’t disappoint.

 

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