A Quickie with Sibel Hodge

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

Into the Darkness is a chilling thriller that explores the dark web. One Netgalley reviewer has said: “Trust me when I say that this book will definitely be one of the most talked about mystery/thrillers of 2018. To anyone craving an addictive, unique, fast-paced, page-turning thriller, Into the Darkness is the book for you.”

About the book:

The Missing…

In a hidden basement, eighteen-year-old Toni is held captive and no one can hear her screams. She’s been abducted after investigating unspeakable things in the darkest corners of the Internet.

The Vigilante…

Fearing the worst, Toni’s mother turns to ex-SAS operative Mitchell to help find her missing daughter. And when Mitchell discovers Toni’s fate rests in the hands of pure evil, he races against the clock to find Toni and bring her out alive. But even that might not be enough to save her.

The Detective…

DS Warren Carter is looking forward to a new job and a simpler life. But when he’s called in to investigate the brutal murder of a seemingly normal couple, he becomes entangled in lives that are anything but simple. And as he digs deeper, he uncovers a crime more twisted than he could ever have imagined.

If someone was to write your life story what would the title be?

A Little Touch of Crazy

What’s the strangest fan question or request you’ve received?

I haven’t had many weird ones, actually, but several have wanted me to write their life stories.

If you could co-write with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be?

George Orwell.

Tell me something nobody else knows about you (yet!).

When I walk upstairs with no shoes on I do it on tiptoes!

Finally please recommend 3 books that you have recently read and tell me why you’ve chosen these.

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood. The topic of UK gangs is so timely right now and I just love books that tell a story in an unusual way. It’s masterfully narrated by a young man on trial for murder, giving his final closing speech to the jury. It tackles many very real social issues that are often glossed over or ignored, because if it’s not happening to you, why should you care? It delves into gang culture in a realistic and relatable way (kudos to the author for his research!). And shows how you can never really know or judge a person unless you’ve walked in their shoes. Did he do it? Only you can decide!

The Hanged Man by Simon Kernick. Another high-octane thrilling ride in the Bone Field series. Typically brilliant Simon Kernick and I love everything he does!

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land. Because it’s just wow! A taut psychological thriller that will get under your skin and won’t let go!

Who is Sibel Hodge? Sibel Hodge is the author of the #1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.

Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, and 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.




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