On Tour 10/11/22-11/10/22 “A Nest Of Snakes” by Deborah Levison

Release Date: October 11, 2022

About The Book:

Brendan Cortland is a broken man.

Middle-aged, pasty, pudgy, and fearful, he suffers from clear signs of post-traumatic stress. His contact with the outside world is limited to trolling clandestine chatrooms and a weekly session with his psychiatrist, who suspects catastrophic abuse—but in all his years of therapy, Brendan never divulged the deepest source of his trauma.

Pushed to his breaking point, Brendan finally embarks on a quest for justice: he files a lawsuit against the elite New England private school he attended as a boy. His attorney warns him that prepping for the case may mean dredging up the painful memories he’d rather keep buried.

Still, no one is prepared for the horrible secrets and shocking revelations that emerge during the trial… least of all Brendan himself.

About The Author:

Deborah Levison is an award-winning journalist, publicist and storyteller. Her life has two parts: the first in Canada, where she attended University of Toronto, and the second in Connecticut, where she lives with three children, two doodles, and one husband. Visit her at www.debbielevison.com.


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Book Blurbs: 

Evocative, timely, propulsive, and unforgettable, A NEST OF SNAKES is the King Cobra of suspense, striking when the reader least expects it. Levison is a rising star in the thriller world.- K.J. Howe, international bestselling author of Skyjack

A NEST OF SNAKES is a raw, compelling story of abuse and all those it leaves in its wake. The protagonist, Brendan Cortland is a character for our times, damaged, strong and courageous as he faces the demons of his past and himself. Levison’s ending was unexpected and absolutely perfect. This book will stay with me for a long time.- Colleen Winter, author of The Gatherer series

A NEST OF SNAKES is a beautifully told story about a horrible series of events that forever changed the lives of those involved. Heartbreaking, beautiful, jarring, and eloquent, Deborah Levison’s novel spans decades and continents to speak of both the frailty and the strength of human nature. Be sure to set aside some time when you pick up A NEST OF SNAKES because you won’t put it down until you’ve finished it.- Desmond P Ryan, retired police detective and author of The Mike O’Shea Crime Fiction series and The Mary-Margaret Cozy series

Levison delivers a harrowing story of one man’s fight for justice as he confronts the demons from his past. Haunting, suspenseful, and beautifully written, A NEST OF SNAKES is a disturbing look into abuses of power by those we trust the most.- Anne K. Howard, author of the award-winning true crime story, His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer

In her debut novel, A NEST OF SNAKES, Deborah Levison boldly tackles a tough and timely subject: private school abuse. Part thriller, part courtroom drama, this gripping story is told in searing prose that propels the reader forward, right up to the last, jarring page.- Gary M. Krebs, author of Little Miss of Darke County: The Origins of Annie Oakley

Brendan Cortland is a broken man. Broken by abuse as a child at an exclusive boarding school and the shame he felt. But in Deborah Levison’s skillfully told novel, Brendan finds his path to redemption, first by tracking abusers online, and finally by going public and accusing his own tormentors. Heartfelt and horrifying, A NEST OF SNAKES is a story that must be told, and remembered.- James R Benn, author of the Billy Boyle WWII mystery series

A NEST OF SNAKES is a taut and intelligent psychological thriller that will keep you reading well past your bedtime. Levison’s story and characters hook you and don’t let go.- Tammy B. Bottner, award-winning author of Among the Reeds

A NEST OF SNAKES is full of twists and turns, several of them absolutely unthinkable, as Brendan recalls in court the physical, mental, and sexual abuse he endured at a private boarding school. After hearing some real-life horror stories concerning boarding schools on the news, I have to say this is a must-read for anyone who appreciates a good tale of psychological terror that could just as easily be true.- Donna Marie West, author of Next in Line and The Mud Man

Deborah Levison’s novel A NEST OF SNAKES grabs you from the first paragraph and takes you on a mesmerizing fictional journey. It shines a high beam on a hard topic: deviant behavior, people who live in shame because of it, and people who endure it. You’ll cheer on some characters and be repulsed by others. Reserve a few hours to read this novel… like a snake that traps its prey, this novel will seize your imagination until the last page.- Lauren Adilev, biographer, Turn Write This Way

In her novel, A NEST OF SNAKES, Deborah Levison weaves a suspenseful tale filled with psychological and legal insight. The book explores the long-lasting effects of childhood abuse, the evil perpetrated by those who abandon their responsibility to protect victims, and the path to healing. It packs an emotional punch that will stay with you long after you finish reading.- Ruth Rotkowitz, author of Escaping the Whale and The Whale Surfaces

If you’re like me, you’ll keep reading this book until the middle of the night, and even then, you’ll want more! A NEST OF SNAKES is a propulsive page-turner, filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the very end. Levison’s writing is a gift. A must-have for your TBR list.- Sylvia Jacobs, book blogger

Deborah Levison’s page-turner A NEST OF SNAKES is a thoughtful, well-written and compelling exploration into the perennially vexing issue of child sexual abuse and the failure of adults to see and act. – Meryl Ain, author of The Takeaway Men

If you’re like me, you’ll keep reading this book until the middle of the night, and even then, you’ll want more! A NEST OF SNAKES is a propulsive page-turner, filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the very end. Levison’s writing is a gift. A must-have for your TBR list.- Sylvia Jacobs, book blogger

A deftly-fashioned new brand of justice… this debut novel is book club worthy! Let’s hope A NEST OF SNAKES is the first of many more thrillers from Deborah Levison – J.L. Hughes, Author and Owner/Editor of Writers and Authors Craft Developmental Editing

A heart-wrenching story of abuse and complicity, A NEST OF SNAKES intricately unfolds the horrors experienced at an all-boys private school and the aftermath decades later through the eyes of a broken man seeking solace and justice. With exceptional dialogue and an utterly compelling and gripping cast of characters, Deborah Levison delicately handles trauma and pain while keeping the reader coiled in anticipation for the perpetrators to receive their punishment. A powerful read from a dazzlingly talented author. -Samantha M. Bailey, USA TODAY and #1 national bestselling author of WATCH OUT FOR HER 


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