Monday, June 20, 2022

LAST LIAR STANDING (out June 21st!) by author DANIELLE M. WONG

Vonny Kwan wakes up in a Nevada hospital, the victim of a hit-and-run accident she doesn’t remember. As she struggles to recover from her injuries, she learns that she also has no memory of the past nine years, including her marriage and what she was even doing in the West.

While she’s still reeling from the shock of her amnesia, two detectives visit and inform her that her husband, John, was recently murdered. As more information comes to light, Vonny grows increasingly suspicious of everyone around her.

Vonny realizes she must piece together the last decade to uncover the truth. The missing chunk of time holds secrets about the person she became, the mysterious man she fell for, and the life she never wanted.

Reviews ~

Danielle M. Wong packs this propulsive story with all the elements that are catnip to thriller readers—lurking danger, suspicious characters, eyebrow-raising surprises, twists upon twists—and caps it off with a final reveal you won't see coming." - Megan Collins, bestselling author of The Family Plot

"Intense and chilling, 
Last Liar Standing is a propulsive multilayered thriller enriched by the chaos of greed, manipulation, amnesia, and murder." - Laurie Buchanan, author of the Sean McPherson novels

"The average person has thirteen secrets right now...a twisty tale of love, loss, friendship, deception, and far more secrets than your average person possesses." - A.H. Kim, author of 
A Good Family

"Danielle M. Wong masterfully blurs reality with the imagined until you start to doubt what is really happening. Last Liar Standing is a gripping and twisty thriller, full of heart-stopping scenes that will have you gasping and turning pages." - Lyn Liao Butler, author of 
Red Thread of Fate

Author interview ~ 

What are some things you enjoy when not writing?

Traveling will always be one of my biggest passions. I also love to run, play sports, watch movies, and read everything I can get my hands on!


Finish this: “I can’t write without…”

Copious amounts of green tea. 


Where do you get your ideas?

Literally everywhere. News stories, pop culture, personal experiences. Sometimes I begin with fragments and let my characters fill in the rest. 


Do you have a manuscript(s) in your drawer? If so, will it ever see the light of day?

I currently have several stashed away. Never say never…

If I wasn’t an author, I might be…?

Probably a psychologist or a travel journalist!


What are you working on now?

I am writing a new psychological thriller about a reporter given an assignment that seems too good to be true…

What was some unique research you had to do for a book?

Part of my debut novel is set at the University of Oxford in the early 1900s. I learned a great deal about the hurdles female students faced during that period. Swearing Off Stars is historical fiction, so my research and travels intertwined to inform the main characters’ respective journeys.


Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

I always tell aspiring writers to take risks and push through self-doubt, especially when the latter is easier said than done. Just go for it. Read voraciously, write abundantly, and believe in the story you’re creating. 

Place you’d like to travel?

I have so many destinations on my list, but Agra and Bali are at the top!

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