Wednesday, 22 January 2014

#WW WOW Wednesday: TM Novak

Hi guys and girls! Welcome to WOW Wednesday. My 16th guest is TM Novakauthor of 
The Abduction of Lilly Waters. This fast-paced thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. What's it all about, I hear you ask? Well, read on to find out more about the novel and this talented writer...

“Beth could hear Lilly from the back seat of the car for most of the trip, singing and humming to herself in such contentment that it warmed Beth’s heart. Leaving town wasn’t the easiest choice she’d made, but it was a necessary choice in order to start a fresh life and escape her horrific past.”

The Abduction of Lilly Waters
By T.M. Novak

Beth had never anticipated her life would end up like it did. The last beating she received at the hands of her boyfriend threw her over the edge. She had to escape him, so she fled, taking her daughter, Lilly, with her. She didn’t know where to go, but she didn’t care. All she could manage to think about was her unborn child and her daughter.

The frequent stops that mother and daughter had to make were uneventful until Beth pulled into a diner in Moore, Oklahoma, where Lilly was taken by unseen hands.

Detectives Daniel Prescott and Frank Martinez head the investigation, trying relentlessly to solve the case before it’s too late. These days when children are taken it’s a unified frenzy to find them. In this case every lead turns up empty and every turn they take reveals a clue they couldn’t have anticipated. The detectives are not quite sure where to turn or who to trust; even the mother herself is a prime suspect.

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“Her scream pierced the darkness, meeting the relentless thunder as it cracked against the black sky. It was like a battle of wills, each trying to conquer the other. This can’t be happening…”

“Detective Frank Martinez scanned the scene. He was looking for something more, something that would spiral the case in the right direction. As of that moment, nothing seemed right. There were no leads, just the words of a pregnant woman that didn’t add up, some witnesses that didn’t see a damn thing, and broken glass. He felt sure the mother was hiding something, and he was determined to figure out what.” 

Reviews on Amazon US
4.7 out of 5 stars for 50 reviews

5 stars - Great read
This was an excellent book by a first time writer. I enjoyed the story development and description. 
I look forward to the next offering from this writer.
Published 3 days ago by manny O

5 stars - Not to be missed
Great psychological thriller. This psychotherapist loved it, but you don't need to be in the 
profession to appreciate the excellent writing of a gripping story
Published 3 days ago by Lena

4 stars - Quite a roller coaster ride!!
This is the kind of psychological thriller that starts in one direction and ends in a totally different one. 
Published 8 days ago by Melissa Troutman

4 stars - Full of twists and surprises
It turned out to be a treasure. Great story line. Really surprised me. 
Published 10 days ago by Linda Ladybug

All about T.M. Novak

Tammy was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, eight minutes before her twin brother. She comes from a large family with seven brothers and sisters, and eleven nieces and nephews so far. She grew up in Southern California and currently lives in Prescott, Arizona.
Tammy married her high school sweetheart, Gary, in 1994 and they have four sons. She received her teaching degree from Northern Arizona University in 2010, and is currently teaching in Mayer, Arizona.

The Abduction of Lilly Waters is her debut novel and there are several other works in progress: a YA series called Butterfly Lake, and a children’s book series called The Big Green Dinosaur, which will be published under the name of Tammy Moore. Her sister, Latisha Wood, is expected to illustrate them for her.

The things that inspire Tammy the most are family and she always keeps her relatives at the forefront of her thoughts. She gets her story ideas from her dreams and her children, where she takes a simple moment and creates a world all its own.


Thanks for reading - look out for another WOW writer next Wednesday!
Happy reading & writing! :) 

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