Press Release: June 01, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SHADOW OF DOUBT
WINS 2020 INDIEREADER DISCOVERY AWARD FOR MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER
MAY, 28th, 2020 – On Thursday May 28th, IndieReader, one of the original review services for self, hybrid and independently published authors, announced the winners of their annual IR Discovery Awards (IRDAs) for 2020. SHADOW OF DOUBT by SL BEAUMONT won in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category.
IndieReader launched the IRDAs in 2011 to help notable indie authors receive the attention of top publishing professionals, with the goal of reaching more readers. Noted Amy Edelman, author and founder of IR, “The books that won the IRDAs this year are not simply great indie books; they are great books, period. We hope that our efforts via the IRDAs ensure that they receive attention from the people who matter most; potential readers.” Past and present sponsors for the IRDAs include Amazon, Reedsy, Smith Publicity and NY-based literary agents Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. Judges have included publishers (from Penguin Group USA and Simon & Schuster), agents (from ICM, Dystel), publicists (from Smith Publicity), and bloggers (from GoodeReader).
SHADOW OF DOUBT received the following verdict. “An engaging story of how life isn't always what it seems, SL Beaumont's SHADOW OF DOUBT wonderfully utilizes relatable characters and their complex relationships to weave readers through an intense mystery." by IndieReader’s reviewers. In the novel, a post-Brexit referendum terrorist bombing and an unexplained death leads London banker Jessica McDonald to uncover secrets and lies that will upend her life—and put her in grave danger.
SL Beaumont, a writer from New Zealand says she is delighted to have won the award and hopes that the win will introduce her work to a wider audience.
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