I’m delighted that I REMEMBER YOU — the UK version of Hysteria, published by Titan Books UK — hits store shelves today! Hysteria has had a fantastic reception here in Canada, and the good vibes are already rolling in from across the pond– witness this great review over at Liz Loves Books.
Heike Lerner has a charmed life. A stay-at-home mother married to a prominent psychiatrist, it’s a far cry from the damaged child she used to be. But her world is shaken when her four-year-old son befriends a little girl at a nearby lake, who vanishes under the water. And when Heike dives in after her, there’s no sign of a body.
Desperate to discover what happened to the child, Heike seeks out Leo Dolan, a television writer exploring the paranormal, but finds herself caught between her controlling husband and the intense Dolan. Then her son disappears, and Heike’s husband was the last to see him alive…
I Remember You goes on blog tour for the next couple of weeks, so you can expect to see more reviews, some sneak-peek extracts, and even a few guest posts written by yours truly. All the dates, places, and details are listed below.
You can order I Remember You from Amazon UK , or find it in bookstores everywhere… as of today! As for me, I’ll just be over here — celebrating with a cupcake or two. Happy book birthday!
Only a week after release, and it’s already been a whirlwind! We had a slam bang launch for Hysteria here in St. John’s — check out some fun photos below! — and today I woke up to find Hysteria taking up some serious real estate in two of the country’s biggest newspapers:
- in the Globe & Mail, Claire Cameron investigates some of the reasons behind the different cover — and title! — in the Canadian and UK editions of the book. Out across the pond on March 27th, Hysteria goes by the name I Remember You in the United Kingdom.
- in the Toronto Star, hold onto your hats, Hysteria gets a humdinger of a stellar review! How happy am I? Mascara-reapplication-level happy, that’s how happy.
Hope everyone out there is having as good a weekend as I am. Here are some of my favourites from our launch party, at Eastern Edge Gallery here in St. John’s.
Local indie Broken Books was on the scene, pop-up style, to help peddle these wares.
Lucky to be reading in a space as lovely as Eastern Edge.
Me with writer Megan Gail Coles, and sister duo Katie and Maria Callahan
City Counsellor Hope Jamieson and family were there to have a good time.
CBC On The Go host Ted Blades with Kathryn King and Holly Hogan
Poet (and my sweetheart) George Murray
A very happy author with poet (and friend extraordinaire) Andreae Callanan
MLA Gerry Rogers with the very charming Jean Kelly Smith
Thrilled to post a great review from this Sunday’s New York Times! Appearing alongside a small handful of new thrillers in Marilyn Stasio’s crime column. Stasio says this: “De Mariaffi delivers the requisite heart-in-mouth moments of pure paranoia, but she balances these thrills with shrewd character studies and the odd nugget of wisdom.”
I’m dying now. RIP Me.
Happy Friday everyone!
This interview on CBC’s amazing flagship book show, The Next Chapter, is actually the first long interview I did on The Devil You Know. We taped it back in December — on my birthday! — and it was old school radio, where I went into the studio and put on the headphones and everything. Shelagh Rogers is the most fun lady in CanLit, and she’s always a pleasure to talk to. Listen to the whole interview here.
Last post for a Friday evening — what a whirlwind this day has been. Two great reviews and a short interview for you — Stacey May Fowles starts off her new column in the Globe and Mail with this fantastic review of The Devil You Know. ICYMI earlier, here’s Sarah Weinman’s awesome National Post review. And a quickie interview I did with Mike Heffernan for Atlantic Books Today. Tomorrow, let’s all sleep in, okay?
A quick video we shot here in St. John’s for The Devil You Know
‘s American publisher, Simon & Schuster. A walk-through on what it was like to grow up in Toronto in the 1980s and 90s, a time that was deeply coloured by crimes later attributed to Paul Bernardo; why women read true crime; and why talking about it is more relevant than ever. (Special thanks to my dream team in production: Latonia Hartery, Ian Vatcher, and Christopher Darlington.)