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By Susan Philpott

Philpott_Blown Red

The first novel in a stunning new crime series featuring Signy Shepherd, who works for an underground railway helping women escape from domestic abuse.

Like a runaway train, Signy Shepherd has been blowing through danger signals all her life. Recruited to The Line, a shadowy underground railroad created to help women in peril, Signy has no idea that her first solo case will set her on a collision course with a renowned photographer concealing a murderous past; a relentless tracker with an explosive secret; and her own violent demons.

Set during the height of a brutal heat wave, the pressure mounts as Signy and her young passenger race across the country toward a sanctuary that proves to be a deadly illusion.

“If you like Rick Mofina’s novels, you’ll love Blown Red…a pacy action-packed thriller that will leave you gasping.”
-Peggy Blair, author of The Beggar’s Opera

“Plucky heroine Signy Shepherd never backs down from a fight, and has all the odds stacked against her. You’ll cheer her on as you blow through the pages of Blown Red.”
-Deryn Collier, author of Open Secret


Simon & Schuster Canada, January 2015