News: NBC Studios has purchased Blown Red. At this point, they have committed to writing a pilot episode.
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Like a runaway train, Signy Shepherd has been blowing through danger signals all her life.
Recruited to the Line, a shadowy underground railroad dedicated to helping women in peril, Signy has no idea that her first solo case will set her on a a collision course with a renowned photographer concealing a murderous past; a relentless tracker with an explosive secret; and her own violent demons.
Set during the height of a brutal heat wave, the pressure mounts as Signy and her young passenger race across Canada toward a sanctuary that proves to be a deadly illusion.
About the Author:
Susan Philpott holds a Master’s degree in both Science and Social Work. She has worked as a furniture salesperson, a zoo-keeper and a mental health professional. The mother of three grown children, she lives in the wilds of Ontario with her husband and yellow Lab. She currently works full time as a writer. Blown Red is first novel. Dark Territory, her second novel is to be released on January 12, 2016.
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I love reading suspense and thriller novels, so when I found out Susan Philpott would be speaking in Orillia at The Writers’ Community of Simcoe County’s meeting, I was sure to be in attendance. I wanted to hear all about the making of a great Canadian Thriller. Susan did not disappoint us. She shared many secrets with us regarding how Signy Shepherd went from having no parents, being raised in foster care to becoming a kickass female protagonist in her debut novel.
Signy is complicated, as most females are; she makes quick impulsive decisions with determination and courage; risking her own life to save others in danger. Signy is recruited to be the new conductor on “The Line”, an underground railroad dedicated to helping abused woman disappear. Blown Red is the story of her first solo mission, travelling from Vancouver to Toronto, with mentions of real places and famous Canadian landmarks. Throw in a few coworkers, a love interest gone wrong, an assassin with a murderous past and a persistent tracker hiding a huge secret that could change Signy’s life as she knows it, and you’ve got yourself an interesting adventure.
If you are a lover of fast page-turning novels, complete with a few car chases and flying bullets, you should read this book. I highly recommend it. I enjoyed this novel and look forward to the sequel. I also think this novel would make a great movie!
(because I love fast-paced novels, badass female protagonists and the name Zef).