Amazon Publishing Author Christine Bell Wins International Thriller Writers 2018 Thriller Award for Grievance

(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Tonight, Christine Bell’s haunting and suspenseful novel, Grievance,
was named the winner of the International Thriller Writers’ 2018
Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel. Grievance was
published in 2017 by Lake Union Publishing, the book club fiction
imprint of Amazon Publishing.

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The Thriller Awards honor the best in thriller fiction in six
categories; Bell is a first-time nominee.

“I am honored to have received the Thriller Award!” said Bell. “Grievance
is a book I care deeply about, and I’m pleased to be among such a
spectacular group of nominees. Thank you to ITW and the terrific team at
Lake Union Publishing.”

“On behalf of the entire Amazon Publishing team, congratulations to
Christine on this richly deserved award,” said Mikyla Bruder, Publisher
of Amazon Publishing. “We’re proud to be her publisher.”

“From the minute I started reading the manuscript, it was clear to me
that Christine had written a truly original novel,” said Jodi Warshaw,
Executive Editor of Lake Union Publishing. “I’m thrilled to see Grievance
recognized by the ITW. I couldn’t be happier for her.”

Grievance draws readers into the world of a grieving widow, who
is stalked by a stranger bent on stealing away everything she has
left—even her past. After weathering the first gut-wrenching year since
her husband’s death, Lily Declan is trying to move past her grief and
find a place of healing for herself and her two young sons. But when a
strange sympathy letter arrives, the quiet life Lily has rebuilt from
her sorrow comes under stealthy, sinister attack. Like a hungry ghost,
someone seeks to claim her love and loss as their own, to erase Lily
from her own life and possess her beloved forever, in an embrace of
macabre devotion. As more threats follow, Lily’s home and family are no
longer her safe haven, and it becomes difficult to tell friend from foe.
But after everything she’s already lost, she won’t give up her
memories—or her family—without a fight.

Grievance is Bell’s first book with Lake Union Publishing.

The 2018 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel nominees also
included Rachel Caine’s Stillhouse Lake; Layton Green’s The
Resurrector; Adrian McKinty’s Police at the Station and They
Don’t Look Friendly; and Lori Rader-Day’s The Day I Died.

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