Drum roll, please …
Every month, a number of books are selected by the discerning panel at Chill with a Book for an award. Not every book receives one, but when you do, it’s extra special because you must meet the following criteria win.
Were the characters strong and engaging?
Was the book well written?
Did the story/plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?
It Happened in Gastown!
Doesn’t the cover look fabulous with the award emblazoned on it?
So what’s the book about, you ask?
Trainspotting meets Hot Pursuit
Heroin addict, Erik Layne, has lived on the streets of Gastown for as long as he can remember, having left home and Toronto as a rebellious teenage addict. His and Hilary’s paths cross when she finds him unconscious in an alley after injecting a batch of the contaminated drug. He must fight for his life to keep from dying, not only from the tainted smack but also from the man who provided it.
A domestic disturbance call goes wrong, and Hilary suffers life-changing injuries as a result. As luck would have it, she and Erik are hospitalized in the same ward at Vancouver General Hospital. When she sinks into a deep depression, it’s he who pulls her out of her doldrums.
But will Hilary’s obsession with bringing down Navarra and others like him destroy their relationship and, more importantly, jeopardize their lives?
And because I won a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award in April, I’m automatically entered in the cover of the month award, too. Wish me luck!
Right now, we all need some escapism and what better place than into an award-winning book.