Daria: Pantheon of Protagonists?

We received an amazing review for Daria Gibron’s star-turn debut in ICE COLD KILL!

Reviewer Irma Heldman of  Open Letters Monthly: An Arts and Literature Review, compares Daria to Lisbeth Salander, star of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy! That’s high praise indeed! In THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, the late Larsson created one of the most memorable female protagonists to ever grace the thriller genre.

Image.ashxHeldman also heaps praises on a mystery newcomer, Becky Masterman and her debut novel, RAGE AGAINST THE DYING. I haven’t read this book yet, which stars retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn, but you can bet it’s earned me a trip to my local independent bookseller, tout suite!

Heldman writes: “Haynes pulls out all the stops with an array of weighty themes (Arab Spring, biological weapons, juvenile soldiers, child hostages, and secret societies) that are woven together into a strong, Byzantine, terrifyingly believable tale. As for Daria, she’s right up there with Brigid Quinn among the best in the growing roster of female thriller leads. Lisbeth Salander comes to mind because she was such an original. So is Daria, who is as complicated as she is charming and unforgettable.”


About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

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