Author- Honey Brown
Genre- Thriller/ Australian Fiction
Release Date- 24th of April 2013
Publisher- Penguin Books Australia
Review copy provided by publisher.
Blurb- It's Christmas morning on the edge of the rugged Mortimer Ranges. Sarah Barnard saddles Tansy, her black mare. She is heading for the bush, escaping the reality of her broken marriage and her bankrupted trail-riding business.
Sarah seeks solace in the ranges. When a flash flood traps her on Devil Mountain, she heads to higher ground, taking shelter in Hangman's Hut.
She settles in to wait out Christmas.
A man, a lone bushwalker, arrives. Heath is charming, capable, handsome. But his story doesn't ring true. Why is he deep in the wilderness without any gear? Where is his vehicle? What's driving his resistance towards rescue? The closer they become the more her suspicions grow.
But to get off Devil Mountain alive, Sarah must engage in this secretive stranger's dangerous game of intimacy.
Review- Intense, mysterious, intriguing, dangerous, all of these can easily describe Honey Brown's soon to be released novel Dark Horse.
As described in the blurb it's Christmas Day, and with a broken down business and marriage, Sarah sets off with Tansy (her horse) to escape reality when a freak storm hits and traps them both on the mountains. But they aren't the only ones trapped. An elusive, mysterious Heath is also there with excuses and stories that just don't seem right to Sarah. Can he be trusted? Can she be trusted with him?
Honey Brown had me glued to her every word, anxious and excited with what was to come. The storyline was heavily descriptive, making it so easy to picture the landscapes and scenes in my mind and that mixed with the unpredictable scenarios makes for one intensely thrilling story. With a dangerous attraction and a mind-blowing (and I mean MIND-BLOWING, the ones where you nearly fall off your chair!) twist towards the end, Honey Brown has delivered a well written and thought-out thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, unable to sit still with anticipation.
If I haven't persuaded you yet, check out the trailer!
So mark your calendars for April 24th 2013 and add this to your TBR list.
In the meantime you can read a little more about Honey Brown and her other projects HERE.
You can also pre-order your kindle copy on AMAZON.
Otherwise keep and eye on the bookstores you Aussies. This one is not to be missed.