Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dear Reader, Love Freda Hansburg

Dear Reader…

As a psychologist and suspense novelist, I know the dark corners of the heart.  Tell on You is the story of a 33-year-old teacher’s dangerous infatuation with his beautiful 16-year-old student.  Jeremy Barrett, an underachieving romantic, has an unexpectedly pregnant wife, pushy in-laws and no real prospects.  Nikki Jordan inspires him to write poetry, dream of new possibilities and cross a line no teacher should cross.  What Jeremy doesn’t know, until it’s too late, is that Nikki is a budding psychopath and he is fair game.

In writing Tell on You I embraced the challenge of creating a deeply flawed protagonist, who nevertheless commands your sympathy, and an antagonist who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  I draw on years of experience as a psychotherapist to dive deep into the darkness and confusion at the heart of teenage girls, as well as the adolescent tendencies that follow some men into adulthood.  I believe the story will grip you and keep you turning pages well into the night.

As Jenny Milchman, Mary Higgins Clark-award winning author of Cover of Snow, Ruin Falls and As Night Falls writes of Tell on You:  “Fans of Megan Abbott, rejoice!  There’s a new writer in school and she depicts with dazzling insight the lives of troubled girls and the vulnerable adults they ensnare in their traps.”

Read and enjoy!

Freda Hansburg

About the Author

Freda Hansburg is a psychologist and Tell On You is her debut trade thriller.  She self-published the suspense novel Shrink Rapt and co-authored two self-help books, PeopleSmart – a best-seller translated into ten languages – and Working PeopleSmart.  Freda lives in the South Carolina Lowcountry, where she is working on her next novel and her Pickleball game.

Her latest book is the thriller, Tell On You.



About the Book:

Author: Freda Hansburg
Publisher: Micro Publishing Media
Pages: 248
Genre: Thriller

Tell on You is a psychological suspense novel that best fits within the Gone Girl-inspired niche genre of “grip lit.”   Jeremy Barrett’s obsessive love equals that of Jay Gatsby for Daisy Buchanan, as life imitates art in his private school English class. But his angst-driven infatuation brings dire consequences as he is drawn into the machinations of his disturbed 16-year-old student Nikki Jordan, whose bad intentions rival those of her teacher.  A fast-paced, drama-filled tale, Tell on You reminds readers about the wildness and trauma of adolescence—and the self-defeating behaviors to which adults resort in times of stress. From gaslighting to vicious bullying, poisonous family privilege to the loss of a parent—Freda Hansburg draws on her experience as a clinical psychologist to explore the depths of each dark situation in Tell on You.




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