Sunday, November 21, 2021

A Girls Named Dara By Tom Flynn


When Jeff Newcastle meets Dara, a beautiful Belarusian girl, on the first day of poetry class at UCLA, he imagines he’s stumbled onto the perfect college romance. Unfortunately, his fixation on Dara’s beauty prevents him from seeing the truth about her tragic life.

Doubting a normal relationship could ever be possible, Dara pulls some mysterious strings to redirect Jeff’s affection toward Carey, a sweet and kindhearted coed in Jeff’s circle of friends.

Jeff’s romance with Carey blossoms steadily until he’s awakened by a late-night phone call and summoned by a man’s voice to a large estate in the Hollywood Hills. It is here where Jeff finds that a bruised and bloodied Dara has locked herself in an upstairs bathroom.

Jeff does his best to pull Dara immediately out of danger, but he soon realizes it is only the beginning of his problems. Jeff must find a way to save Dara without falling deeper into her chaotic world or sacrificing his budding relationship with Carey. 

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I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wonderful wife, my amazing daughter, and our cute little puppy.

I spent my early twenties as an aspiring playwright putting up shows on small stages around Los Angeles. The responsibility of adulthood came calling and I spent the next two decades building my career in the tech industry, but I just couldn't shake the writing bug. So here we are today.

I write stories about very recognizable, imperfect people that face steadily growing challenges. These people are either forced to change or they falter under the weight of refusing to change. My influences are Tennessee Williams, Sandra Cisneros, and Haruki Murakami.

A Girl Named Dara is my first novel. Sawtelle Gemini, my second novel, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. 

My Thoughts...

Flynn is a new author this is his debut and let me tell you he touched this reader with this one.

His writing style is so unique you can't book the book down.

This one needs to be on your book shelf.

I'm super excited for Flynn's next book to release.

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