Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Girl Competition

Over at Shots Ezine’s main page you will have seen our excitement over Peter Swanson’s debut THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART, where we featured an interview as well as reviewing this dark tale.

It looks like we’re not the only ones, as Alison Flood over at The Guardian chimed in this weekend

Swanson has set out to create a hero who is just an average guy thrown into a world of crime he has no idea how to handle. Fair enough. But George is so terribly clueless! Perhaps he hasn't read enough thrillers, and he should be forgiven for being in thrall to Liana, but he makes such silly mistakes.

Yet it’s hard not to warm to this book – and very hard not to read it in one sitting. Of course it's faintly preposterous – at one point there is even a steak knife concealed in a pair of knickers – but it's also lots of fun. Swanson's writing is clean and measured, he throws in a ton of cliff-hangers, and he plays out his stolen identity concept – impossible in the age of Facebook, but how intriguing to remember how it wouldn't have been, 20 years ago – to thrilling, chilling effect.

Read the Full Review from Alison Flood Here

If you are intrigued, here’s Peter Swanson with his US editor David Highfill of HarperCollins US

Faber and Faber have organised a competition to win 3 copies of this remarkable debut for Shots Readers. All you have to do is answer this simple question, and email your answer with a return Postal Address [UK and Ireland only we’re afraid as geographical restrictions apply] to and write GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART COMP in the subject line.

Q : Who is Peter Swanson’s favourite writer from these four authors?


A clue can be found in the Shots Interview here

Terms and conditions for the Shots eZine / Faber and Faber competition

  • Closing date for entries is Friday 28th February 2014 12:00:00 AM
  • All correct entries will be entered into a prize draw and the first three correct answer picked at random on 28/2/14 will be declared the winners.
  • The winner will be notified by email within 14 days of the promotion closing date and is required to accept their prize by email or phone call within 14 days of notification.
  • In the event of non-acceptance within the specified period, the promoter reserves the right to reallocate the prize to the next randomly drawn correct and valid entry.
  • The winner will be notified within 28 days of the closing date. No responsibility can be accepted for lost or misplaced entries
  • The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative
  • Only one entry per person
  • Incorrect or illegible answers or entries received after the entry date will not be entered into the prize draw
  • The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • Sorry but geographical restrictions apply – Only readers from the UK and Ireland are eligible, [with postal addresses in the UK and Ireland]

Don’t panic if you don’t win, as Shots eZine have discounted copies available at the Shots Bookstore Here

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