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Secrets of Youth Haunt a Famous Surgeon

Secrets of Youth Haunt a Famous Surgeon

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Note: I know that’s the Flatiron District and not Chelsea, but Alexandra ran by there all the time :0)

Publisher’s Weekly –
The Savant of Chelsea
“This gripping novel from Jenkins delivers complex twists and turns from start to finish. Alexandra Donicka is a talented but unstable brain surgeon living in New York City. When her mother dies, Alexandra travels to New Orleans to face the tragedies and secrets of her youth. These include childhood abuse and the birth of a child, who was taken from Alexandra by her mother more than two decades ago. As Alexandra searches for her daughter, she must grapple with long-hidden emotions and discover her own humanity. Jenkins creates fully realized, believable characters and ably portrays mental illness in this dark tale that provides nonstop thrills and culminates in an explosive and unexpected finale.”

Award winning film-maker and author, Elizabeth Appell says about The Savant of Chelsea, “Disturbing while brilliant. The characters in “The Savant of Chelsea” live and breathe long after the book is over. Jenkins really knows the inside and out of mental illness and doesn’t flinch. Though I kept wanting to turn away I wasn’t able. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. There should be an online book club to discuss the ending. I had to read it three times to be sure what was on the page was what I thought I’d read. It was simultaneously satisfactory and disturbing. This novel could be a film.”

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Contemporary Thriller Giveaway Plus Kindle Fire!

Contemporary Thriller Giveaway Plus Kindle Fire!

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with 50 fantastic Contemporary Thriller authors to give away a huge collection of novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!  You can win my novel The Savant of Chelsea plus 49 additional reads! Enter the giveaway by… Continue Reading

The Savant of Chelsea on Publisher’s Weekly

Publisher’sWeekly Review April 21, 2014 This gripping novel from Suzanne Jenkins delivers complex twists and turns from start to finish. Alexandra Donicka is a talented but unstable brain surgeon living in New York City. When her mother dies, Alexandra travels to New Orleans to face the tragedies and secrets of her youth. These include childhood… Continue Reading

An Excerpt of Gracefully, Like a Living Thing

By Suzanne Jenkins  A Psychological Thriller  Excerpt of Gracefully, Like a Living Thing The Sequel to The Savant of Chelsea Available for preorder on Amazon.   Those who direct the movements of the little wooden human figures [ligneolis hominum], when they pull the string controlling a limb, the neck bends, the head nods, the eyes… Continue Reading