On Tour 9/27/21-10/28/21 “Hold Me Down” by Clea Simon

Release Date: October 5, 2021

About The Book:

A riveting work of dark suspense from acclaimed author Clea Simon Gal, a middle-aged musician, is back in Boston to play a memorial for her late drummer/best friend, when she finds herself freezing on stage at the sight of a face in the crowd. The next day, she learns that the man she saw has been killed – beaten to death behind the venue – and her friend’s widower is being charged in connection with his death. When the friend refuses to defend himself, Gal wonders why and, as the memories of begin to flood back, she starts her own informal investigation. As she does so, she must reexamine her own wild life, her perception of the past, and an industry that monetizes dysfunction in a dark tale of love, music, and murder.

About The Author:

Before turning to a life of crime (fiction), Clea Simon was a journalist. Starting as a rock critic, she ended up writing about books and other arts. A native of New York, she came to Massachusetts to attend Harvard University, from which she graduated with high honors, and never left. The author of three nonfiction books and seven mysteries, she lives with her husband, the writer Jon S. Garelick, and their cat, Musetta. She is the author of the Witch Cats of Cambridge mysteries from Polis Books: A Spell of Murder, An Incantation of Cats, and A Cat on the Case. You can find her online at @Clea_Simon. https://www.cleasimon.com/

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CleaSimonAuthor/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cleasimon_author

Twitter: @Clea_Simon

Book Blurbs: 

“Clea Simon’s devastatingly powerful mystery hits you like a punch in the heart.” – Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is this Tomorrow 

“Like the dark and twisting melody of a forgotten song stuck in your head, HOLD ME DOWN is lyrical, layered, and full of surprises. Simon has penned a raw and emotional thriller with a heartbeat, about lost dreams and missing friends, regrets and buried memories, the final note reminding us that it’s never too late to start again. Provocative, moving, and suspenseful. Don’t miss it.” – Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Last Girl Ghosted

“HOLD ME DOWN is a joyous novel about friendship and survival, but what dark, bitter joy. Simon has gone deep into a world many women know all too well, where pride, guilt and pain do battle inside the stories we tell. A cracking plot in a rich setting round out this important, timely book to perfection.” – Catriona McPherson, Edgar-shortlisted author of A Gingerbread House.

“Gripping and intense, HOLD ME DOWN is a darkly suspenseful dive into friendship, fame, murder, and the thrilling power of rock music. I couldn’t put it down.” – Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series

“The big mystery in this exquisite novel is not the one in the story but the one in the way Clea Simon tells it. We hear music that never existed, pine for memories we couldn’t have, and mourn for the survivors.  How did she do it?  Simon is a wizard.” – David Hajdu, author of Lush Life and Positively 4th Street 

“A hard-rocking riff of a novel, HOLD ME DOWN explodes with a passion for music while also probing the intimate betrayals buried under a haze of alcohol and pills. Simon tells her story from the perspective of an aging female star trying to understand where it all went wrong, expertly exploring how power music seeks to embody truth, even when musicians hid their own pain behind the melodies.” ­­­­– Joanna Schaffhausen, winner of the 2016 MWA/St. Martin’s Minotaur first crime novel award for The Vanishing Season

“No one understands the music scene like Clea Simon! This pitch-perfectly dark psychological suspense underscores the price of fame, the price of friendship, and the temptations of success.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan USA Today Bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

“HOLD ME DOWN is powerfully written and compulsively readable. Part murder mystery and part wistful history of a one-time rock star and her deeply buried secrets.” ­– Dave Zeltserman, award-winning author of over 20 crime, thriller, and horror novels, including Small Crimes, now a Netflix film.

Bloggers On Tour:

Sept. 27th- Shooks Books https://instagram.com/shook_sbooks

Sept. 29th Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

Sept. 29th – Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews

Sept. 30th – She Just Loves Books https://instagram.com/shejustlovesbooks

Oct. 1st- The Bookish World of  YRRALH https://instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh

Oct. 6th – Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

Oct. 12th – Joannas Bookshelf https://instagram.com/joannasbookshelf

Oct. 22nd- Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked

Oct 26th-Geaux Get Lit https://instagram.com/geauxgetlit

Oct 26th- David L Morgan https://instagram.com/david_l_morgan

Oct. 27th- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Oct. 27th -Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Oct. 28th  -Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

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