“Fast-paced and enthralling” novel emerges despite global challenge
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA, March 17, 2021 /Neptune100/ — Award-winning author of gripping, unputdownable psychological thrillers, Glede Browne Kabongo, examines the cost of an enviable marriage and the twisted depths of human obsession in her chilling new thriller, Our Wicked Lies. Kabongo was forced to abandon her customary writing sessions at her ‘usual table’ at Panera Bread because of the pandemic, but wrote on despite the global challenge.
“Our Wicked Lies is the first novel I’ve written entirely at home. I guess necessity is the mother of invention,” she said. “I was convinced that my writing muse showed up most clearly and authentically at Panera. The pandemic debunked that self-imposed myth.” It is apparent from the nail-biting page-turner that her muse is also in-residence at home.
The new novel is a “House of Cards-type” psychological thriller about a wealthy suburban couple whose seemingly perfect marriage unravels under the strain of dark secrets, shocking betrayals and a tragic, sinister death. The story is told from the point of view of the protagonist, Alicia Gray, a kind but insecure homemaker, and her charming yet manipulative high-powered attorney husband, Eliot. Some readers are already comparing the “gripping, twisty thriller” to the novels of Liane Moriarty and Shari Lapena.
Kabongo who has Eric Hoffer, IPPY and Next Generation Indie Book Awards to her credit, interweaves real-life experiences into her novels. “I have an extensive background in marketing and communications, and that knowledge helped me to develop the character of Katalina Torres DeLuca, who is head of her own successful and award-winning digital marketing agency.”
In this latest novel, Kabongo once again achieves the high level of tension, suspense and multiple twists her readers have come to expect. “I most enjoyed writing the complex range of emotions that the characters experienced as the story unfolded; the fear and uncertainty as their respective web of deceit closed in around them. And of course, the fallout. I also took special pleasure in writing the last chapter, the final, shocking twist at the end,” she said.
Our Wicked Lies will be available on March 24, 2021 at online retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, and at local bookstores.
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Gledé Browne Kabongo writes gripping, unputdownable psychological thrillers. She is the author of Conspiracy of Silence, Swan Deception, and the Fearless Series. Her novel Winds of Fear was selected as one of 24 Books to Read During the Coronavirus pandemic by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime, Association of Rhode Island Authors, and New Hampshire Writers Project, where she helps fellow writers hone their skills with workshops and webinars on writing and publishing.