Thursday, December 5, 2013

Celebrating Shane Filer's Debut Novel

All day today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating Shane Filer's debut novel, EXIT.

EXIT by Shane Filer

When your mind is your best friend, and your own worst enemy...

"Did you know I spent the whole of my fifteenth year in my room?"

Briar’s impromptu, mid-afternoon confession stirs up distant memories of the lonely time she spent trapped in her home; suffering agoraphobia — fear of open spaces.

Now it’s six years later.

She’s free, but the year's isolation has left serious personality disorders; disorders which will resurface as she relates her own story, and that of those in her orbit; Melodie, a pretty valley girl who Briar desires to be, Justine, her oldest friend, who has her own dark secret, and Dermot, a man who thinks he's the reincarnation of Robin Hood — stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

Slowly Dermot begins to draw Briar into his ever-so-exciting world, but who is leading whom on their slow descent into crime? Duel periods of Briar’s life intertwine like a rope around her neck as her lost year begins to overtake the present. It leads her to the answer to one very simple question:

“Is it what I always feared — am I losing my mind?”


Shane Filer writes novels and comics. He lives in New Zealand with a very old Tonkinese cat. He likes oranges, orange juice, and orange furniture — in fact even the color orange. Why? Well, because it's the best color, of course.

While he believes that being a grown up is not all it's cracked up to be, he still enjoys ruining his appetite before dinner, and staying up past his bed time.

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1 comment:

  1. Good morning, Shane, or evening, in your case, seeing as you're on the other side of the world :)

    Super congrats on the new release. It sounds fantastic - loved the excerpt and the trailer and am already pulled into the story! Can't wait to read it!

    Since you're new to AuthorIsland, please tell us a bit more about you and please tell us all about the new book and how it came to be.

    I'm always very excited to be able to help an author celebrate their first novel, so thank you for letting us celebrate this very special event with you! May EXIT be a huge success for you and may this be only the beginning of a wonderful and satisfying writing career!