Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Book on the Shelves – Warning Signs: A novel about Obsession by Carol Balawyder

Carol Balawyder has a brand new book out which I am delighted to showcase today – A psychological thriller – Warning Signs: A novel about Obsession.

About the book

Eugene’s research into his criminal mind is not about the why, but how to prevent his horrific crimes. Angie, a young woman starving for passion sees Eugene as her saviour from a lonely life of caring for her heroin addicted mother. How far is she willing to go in order to save her relationship with Eugene and his promise for a future together?

Detective Van Ray is out on a vindictive mission as he attempts to solve the murders of young girls in Youth Protection.

Their lives collide in a mixture of mistrust, obsession and ignoring the warning signs. A psychological thriller about human frailty and loneliness.

Buy the book $2.38 as of today: Amazon US

and £2.27 as of today: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Carol Balawyder

One of the reviews for Missi’s Dating Adventures.

A story of the mishaps of dating in middle-age for a 45-year old divorced woman. Missi Morgan relates her comical and sometimes sad and disappointing adventures in finding the right man to date.

Men and women of all ages can learn a lot about dating by reading this entertaining book. The author shared the protagonist’s dismay after each unsuccessful date. Missi feels lost and alone since all her friends have significant others. She doesn’t give up but loses a little of herself in the process of trying to find out what each of her prospective dates expects from her.

This book displayed humor, sadness, disappointment in others and finally realization of self worth. Will Missi find the perfect man for her or will she settle for one that is not? Well, I guess you will have to read it to find out. An interesting and worthwhile read.

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

And on: Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow Carol on: Goodreads

About Carol Balawyder

Carol was born in Quebec but now lives in Montreal. After studying Early Childhood Education and spending time amongst the mayhem that is called ‘Kindergarten’, she then went on to obtain a B.A. in Education so that she could teach in High Schools. After the often challenging task of introducing poetry to teenagers Carol moved on to teaching English as a second language.

Fast forward through a trip in her early 20s (involved working passage on a Norwegian cargo ship) to Rotterdam and then to the British Library Museum to read the heavily guarded original Lewis Carroll manuscript of Alice in Wonderland. Then on to Concordia University in Montreal to study Applied Linguistics to M.A level and the publication of ESL books Open For Business and Windows on Sci-Tech under the name of Carol Ann Foumier.

Then came the desire to pen crime novels, and aware that it is expected that these be accurate and factual, Carol obtained a M.Sc. in Criminology. However writing crime stories was put on the back burner, as Carol put her degree to good use, teaching Police Technology and Corrections for 18 years in a college in Montreal. (We all know where to go when we have a crime story line that is not panning out!)

For some people the connection between crime and dating is all too apparent particularly when getting back on the dating scene after a divorce. After a long term relationship the prospect can be daunting and fraught with pitfalls, humour if you can find it and perhaps the need to kiss a lot of frogs.

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35 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Book on the Shelves – Warning Signs: A novel about Obsession by Carol Balawyder

  1. Thank you, Sally, for including my book as part of your Christmas Book Fair. I am extremely grateful for this wonderful opportunity and wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. ❤ xxx

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  2. This sounds like a story that would keep the reader on edge, wondering about the safety of this young woman and how many “warning signs” she’ll let go before something happens. The plot sounds terrific!

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  3. Great to see Carol’s latest featured here Sal. I’m currently reading this book and hooked on the thrill! ❤ Congrats to Carol, who I will incidentally be featuring next in my Q and A series. ❤ xx

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  5. Reblogged this on Carol Balawyder and commented:
    This morning while making a batch of cookings I listened to a motivational tape on success. It ended with this piece of advice: Only surround yourself with OQP – only quality people. I consider Sally Cronin to be such a person and have much appreciation for being on her blog. Thank you, Sally. It means a lot to me. xxx Carol

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  6. Yeah! Congratulations to Carol on her latest release – having read many of her other books I look forward to this latest one! I love how she has changed the direction of genres here and this sounds riveting!

    Sally, wishing you both you and Carol a very Happy New Year! 😀❤️

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