Kitchener, Ontario

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Downtown Kitchener | 9am - 5pm

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For the past 25 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Toronto Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Writing Suspense: How to Make a Thriller Thrilling

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Critically acclaimed author Andrew Pyper, winner of the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel (The Demonologist) reveals his secrets to writing a page-turning thriller.

The Damned

Danny Orchard wrote a bestselling memoir about his near-death experience in a fire that claimed the life of his twin sister, Ashleigh, but despite the resulting fame and fortune he’s never been able to enjoy his second chance at life. Ash won’t let him.

In life, Danny’s charming and magnetic twin had been a budding psychopath who privately terrorized her family—and death hasn’t changed her wicked ways. Ash has haunted Danny for twenty years and now, just when he’s met the love of his life and has a chance at real happiness, she wants more than ever to punish him for being alive—so she sets her sights on Danny’s new wife and stepson.

Danny knows what Ash really wants is him, and he’s prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the ones he loves. The question is: will he make it back this time?

  • Fiction
  • Mystery/Suspense/Horror

Andrew Pyper

Andrew Pyper is the author of The Demonologist, which won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel and was selected for the Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2013 and Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2013. He is also the author of five previous novels, including Lost Girls, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The Killing Circle was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Four of Pyper’s novels, including The Damned, are in active development for feature film. He lives in Toronto.