I noted that while I'd gone on holiday over the Xmas break, Kiwi crime fiction had not, with the publication of John Ling's debut political thriller THE BLASPHEMER in late December.
Ling was not the only Kiwi author to publish a crime, mystery, thriller or suspense novel over the holiday period, however, with Vonnie Hughes (a New Zealander who now lives in Australia) releasing LETHAL REFUGE on Amazon on 15 December. It is available in Kindle and paperback editions.
The novel was officially published by Wild Rose Press this month:
LETHAL REFUGE is set in New Zealand. Celie Francis is plunged into the witness protection program (the Unit) after witnessing the aftermath of a murder. There, she is expected to trust complete strangers with her life, and trust is not something Celie does well after being abandoned as a child.
Brand Turner, the psychologist for the Unit, demands trust from the relocatees so he can ease them into their new identities, but someone inside the Unit is leaking information. He and Celie are menaced and they go on the run. Should Celie trust Brand with her life?
You can read more about Vonnie Hughes and her writing at her website here.