Quiver: A Novel

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Now in paperback, Holly Luhning’s masterful debut thriller—featuring the original female Dracula and her modern-day underground cult.

Soon after her arrival in London, Danica, a forensic psychologist who works at a former insane asylum, receives a mysterious note from Maria, a seductive archivist with whom Danica has had an intriguing and complicated past. Maria claims she has Countess Elizabeth Báthory’s diaries that chronicle her relentless torture of young women.

As Maria increasingly insinuates herself into Danica’s life, soon Danica is in too deep to notice that Maria’s motivations are far from selfless; in fact, they may just cost Danica her life.

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About the author

Holly Luhning grew up in southern Saskatchewan. She holds a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century literature, madness, and theories of the body. She has received a Saskatchewan Lieutenant-Governor’s Arts Award and her collection of poetry, Sway, was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award. Holly presently resides in Montreal. Quiver is her first novel and she is at work on her next thriller, Viper.

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Publisher
Pegasus Books
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Published on
Jul 1, 2012
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781605987668
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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