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Speak No Evil
Tanya Anne Crosby



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March 2013
On Sale: March 7, 2013
Featuring: Caroline Aldridge; Jack Shaw
283 pages
ISBN: 1601830602
EAN: 9781601830609
Kindle: B00AKI4IPU
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Also by Tanya Anne Crosby:
Lord of Shadows, October 2020
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The Girl Who Stayed, April 2016
Rebels, Rakes, & Rogues, November 2015
Fabulous Firsts, December 2014


SPEAK NO EVIL is just the second of my books to be set in Charleston, where I grew up. I love the city and still have family there and visit often, and I felt it was the perfect place to set this story about a perfect family (at least on the surface) living in an idyllic setting. But Charleston also has its super creepy factor. It's full of alleys, old buildings, ruins, swamps and old cemeteries. It has a very genteel image that serves as a wonderful juxtaposition for a darker story—and lots of woo woo!

For me, the seeds of a story come from anything and everything—a newspaper headline, a dream, something my husband said. For Speak No Evil, it began with the concept that every event in a person's life is connected. Every small decision we make leads to a cascade of events we can't predict: A moment of indiscretion may plant the seed for villainy; an inattentive moment on the beach may lead to a never-ending search along the shore for a missing child...

But there's that certain "woo woo" factor that goes into the writing of a story as well. For SPEAK NO EVIL, some of that "woo woo" has to do with the setting itself. Although I grew up in Charleston, S.C., I had never been to the Secessionville Creek area on James Island—a historic location that saw one of Charleston's—and in fact the entire Civil War's—most pivotal battles. If that battle had been lost by the South it might have actually meant an end to the war nearly two years sooner. But I didn't know that while living in Charleston, S.C. In fact, I first stumbled upon that pinpoint on the map after a game of eeny meeny miny mo . . . or just maybe, if you believe in providence . . . it chose me.

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28 comments posted.

Re: Tanya Anne Crosby | SPEAK NO EVIL Background

Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your great books.
(Elaine Thomas 10:21am April 17, 2013)

I absolutely cannot wait to read this book. I am a huge mystery fan, and the south is about my favorite place in the US. Would love to take this book along with me on our annual trip to South Carolina in May!!! Thanks for sharing!
(Stephanie Strausberger 10:27am April 17, 2013)

I love Charleston. One place that I have thought of living, and love to visit. The private gardens, Rainbow Row. I love to be at the battery looking at Ft Sumter in the distance, in that moment it is as if time has stood still in an amazing city. I also have the belief that we are all connected the that one action can be the "butterfly effect" for good or evil.
(Carla Carlson 10:41am April 17, 2013)

I love mystery/suspense books, and this book sounds fantastic!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
(Sara Doyle 11:29am April 17, 2013)

This sounds like the type of book I enjoy. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it.
(Anna Speed 11:59am April 17, 2013)

Happy release day. I love romantic suspense so Speak No Evil sounds like a great read.
(Anne Muller 12:27pm April 17, 2013)

This looks like a GREAT read!!! I've ALWAYS wanted to go to SC so I can't wait to read it from the characters point of view!
(Jamie Carollo 12:29pm April 17, 2013)

I have been in a romantic suspense mood lately... this sounds like one I would enjoy reading!
(Colleen Conklin 1:00pm April 17, 2013)

This sounds like a good read.
(Sandy Giden 1:14pm April 17, 2013)

This book sounds like the stuff that I like to watch on TV.
(Milagros Gagliano 2:19pm April 17, 2013)

Great setting and compelling novel.
(Sharon Berger 2:25pm April 17, 2013)

I met my husband when he was stationed in Parris Island. Loved it down there, probably because of that. Any book set there has to be good!
(Annetta Sweetko 2:57pm April 17, 2013)

Wow, I really can't wait to read this book, it looks AMAZING! Romantic suspense
is my weakness. I just moved from SC and my mom lives in Charleston, how
awesome! Thank you for giving us a chance to win the book.
(Val Pearson 3:38pm April 17, 2013)

This sounds like a very good romantic/suspense/thriller, and the type of book I'd enjoy with a great storyline and setting focused around the area you grew up!
(Rich Cook 5:20pm April 17, 2013)

What a great cover for your book, SPEAK NO EVIL! I can't wait to read it and follow the three sisters through this compelling story in South Carolina.
(Linda Luinstra 6:44pm April 17, 2013)

love the cover and sounds great to read and love to win
(Kimberly Hoefs 9:55pm April 17, 2013)

love to visit places in South Carolina
(Patricia Kasner 10:51pm April 17, 2013)

Just curious, if there was one place you could go today (that you've never been to before) where you think you would be able to gain inspiration for a new book, where would that be?
(Donna Holmberg 11:09pm April 17, 2013)

I have never been in the South except Virginia. I would like to visit the deep South one of these days.
(Kai Wong 12:14pm April 18, 2013)

(Shelley Summers 12:59pm April 18, 2013)

Thank you to everyone for the support and the kind words! You all rock!
(Tanya Anne Crosby 8:34am April 18, 2013)

Love Charleston and enjoy reading books set in the area!
(Bonnie H 11:15am April 18, 2013)

This sounds like a great book! All the best to you!
(Natalie Field 12:35pm April 18, 2013)

Charleston is one place I have always wanted to visit---maybe I'll have to settle for visiting it in your book.
(Sue Farrell 3:30pm April 18, 2013)

I've never had the opportunity to visit Charleston but I'm sure your book will paint a beautiful picture in my mind for me.
(Janis Milford 4:55pm April 18, 2013)

I've never been to South Carolina, but heard that it's a beautiful place. It sounds like the superstitions there are similar to those in Louisiana. The swamps and cemetaries sound similar as well. I have a dear friend who is like a Sister who lives there, and she's told me stories about living there. I would love to read your book, and get a little bigger taste of what life is like out there. It sounds like such a great read!! Congratulations on your book!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:13pm April 18, 2013)

I do love to visit different settings with my reading.
(Mary Preston 1:01am April 19, 2013)

Great to write in the setting where you grew up! You share not just observations but personal memories that way.
(Clare O'Beara 7:12am April 19, 2013)

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