Meet the Author: Julie Maloney
On January 26th, poet and dancer, Julie Maloney will discuss her debut novel, the psychological thriller “A Matter of Chance” at the Forest Hills Library at 108-19 71st Ave. Maloney is the founder and director of WomenReading Aloud, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting women writers.
Check out this summary below:
When eight-year-old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town, Maddy, her distraught single mother, begins a desperate search for her daughter. Maddy’s five-year journey leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn, where she stumbles upon something terrifying. Ultimately, her artist neighbor Evelyn reconnects Maddy to her passion for painting and guides her to a life transformed through art.
Detective John D’Orfini sees more than a kidnapping in the plot-thickening twists of chance surrounding Vinni’s disappearance, but his warnings to stay away from the investigation do not deter Maddy, even when her search puts her in danger. When the Russian Mafia warns her to stop sniffing into their business, Maddy must make a choice whether to save one child―even if it might jeopardize saving her own.
Drawing on methods gleaned from the international writing retreats she has hosted for many years, Julie created a novel full of twists and suspense. Books will be available for sale and signing.