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Could you sleep next to a murderer?
Luke Chase—yes, that Luke Chase, a modern hero ripped from the headlines—didn’t mean to get caught up in Mrs. Heckler’s murder. He just wanted to hook up with the hot new British girl at St. Benedict’s, and if that meant sneaking out to the woods after hours, then so be it. But little did he know someone would end up dead right next to their rendezvous spot, and his best friend and roommate Oscar Weymouth would go down for it. With suspects aplenty and a past that’s anything but innocent, Luke Chase reluctantly calls on his famous survival skills to find the true killer.
For fans of “A Study in Charlotte” and boarding school lit, “Sneaking Out” (book one in the “Chased” series) immerses readers in the privileged prep school world, with a mystery that exposes the dark side of life on a residential high school campus.
Chuck Vance is a pseudonym for a bestselling writer of both adult mysteries and novels for young adults. Vance attended boarding school in Connecticut and graduated from Columbia University. Vance has lived in New York, Moscow, London, Paris and Los Angeles and is frequently on the move.
- What is on your nightstand?
I’m about to read “The Word is Murder” by Anthony Horowitz. I recently read his book “The Magpie Murders” and loved it. I had to get this one through Amazon.uk as it doesn’t come out in the US until June. I didn’t want to wait.
- What author would you totally fan?
Michael Connelly. I was just walking through the airport and saw all of his books and I thought to myself, I wish I could read each one for the first time again. I have a deep affection for Harry Bosch.
- What makes you cringe?
Celebrities pontificating on politics, particularly uneducated actors and actresses.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
It depends on the book. Some books I take my time and do an entire outline, but other times I just start writing. I loathe outlining but it is a necessary evil.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Meretricious. It means whore like. I always put it in my books and my editors always take it out. I suppose it’s pretentious.
1 winner will receive a finished copy of SNEAKING OUT & a $30 Amazon GC, US Only.
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