Meet The AuthorRoz Nay’s debut novel, Our Little Secret, was a national bestseller, won the Douglas Kennedy Prize for best foreign thriller in France, and was nominated for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Mystery and the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award. Her second bestselling novel, Hurry Home, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada Best Thriller of 2020. The Hunted, her third book, came out in July 2021 and was nominated for Best Crime Novel 2022.
Roz Nay is a critically-acclaimed, bestselling author of three novels, a high school English teacher with eight years' experience, and an accredited editor. Her school of writing will draw upon all of these skills, offering in-person and virtual workshops, summer camps, after school classes, editing, mentoring, ghostwriting, and guided memoir.
“Bound to draw comparisons to Ruth Ware and Sophie Hannah, Roz Nay’s crackling debut begins on the scene of a woman being interrogated by police for hours on end, and from there, unfurls a memorably twisted love story.”
“A cracking read. Flicking back and forth from the first love to a police cell, "Our Little Secret" builds to a deliciously dark conclusion.”
“One of the best grip-lit titles of the year. . . . The writing, it must be said, is supremely seductive. Nay draws the reader in with compelling characters, deliciously dark themes, clever turns of phrase and heightened levels of suspense. What’s more, the intimate bond that Angela shares with charismatic, sun-kissed swim captain HP is nothing short of mesmerizing. Nay’s psychological thriller will have readers clamouring for more.”
“In Hurry Home, Roz Nay expertly creates real and deeply flawed characters who pull you in and hold you close, only to make you question and shift your allegiances as the story unfolds. This tale about two sisters who love—and love to hate—is as dark as it is twisty, emotional and suspenseful. It’s one that should be at the top of your ‘to read’ list right now.”
“A taut, beautifully written story of sisters, motherhood, and the kind of secrets that turn a person into a monster. You won’t know who to trust in this sinister tale of childhood gone wrong. I devoured it.”
“Roz Nay’s remarkable storytelling is only matched by her astonishing ability to make readers care deeply about her flawed, very real characters. In Hurry Home, Nay weaves a taut, stunning, suspenseful, gripping tale about two sisters forever connected through their lies and losses. Captivating and brilliant twists and turns, expert plotting and pacing, and an emotional, incredibly satisfying ending—it’s a must-read page turner.”
“A chilling, sharply-written, and hard to put down book that explores the true weight of our past mistakes and secrets and the primal connection of sisterhood. A propulsive and can’t-miss novel that will have you speeding through until you reach its jaw-dropping conclusion. This one will be sticking with me for a while.”
"The Offing is a deliciously twisty adventure at sea that wastes no time making you guess who can and can’t be trusted (which you’ll do until the very end!), as two young friends navigate the kind of fear and paranoia that feels all too familiar in womanhood."
“Roz Nay’s addictive debut proves that dark secrets of the past cannot be forgotten.”
"A powder keg of a story! Seething and simmering with secrets--until it explodes with the shocking truth. The amazing Roz Nay grabs your emotions and twists your expectations in her haunting and unforgettable thriller. HURRY HOME is disturbing and sinister--and then, devastating. Wow."
“Compelling, claustrophobic, and so creepily atmospheric, you may never set foot on a vessel again. One heck of a read!”
"The Offing is a maelstrom of a novel with a whip-smart plot, a break-neck pace, and an intriguing cast of characters with dueling loyalties and secrets as deep as the ocean. Not to be missed!"
If you love dark, compelling thrillers, Roz Nay’s HURRY HOME should be at the top of your to-be-read list. Through sisters, Alex and Ruth, Nay expertly delves into the complexities of shared histories, grief and family loyalties. Roz Nay delivers an enthralling tale full of twists and turns that will leave you breathless and asking, What just happened?
Hurry Home is everything you want in a psychological thriller: diabolical, venomous, and relentlessly entertaining. Roz Nay has crafted an absorbing, sinister read with an ending so shocking it will turn your emotions inside out and have you begging for more. I loved every twisted page.
“Hurry Home is about sisters and secrets. It’s a twisty, gripping read with heart.”
“In Hurry Home, Roz Nay manages to tug on your heartstrings while spinning a harrowing plot filled with hairpin twists. A close examination of a toxic sister relationship mixed with taut psychological suspense make for a one-sitting read, and Nay delivers the sought after shocking end a big way.”
“In Roz Nay’s twisty Hurry Home, nothing—and no one—is what it seems. Part nuanced exploration of how tragedy can shatter a family and part nail-biting psychological thriller, this book will keep you guessing until the end!”
“I zipped through this page-turner in record time. I read it while folding laundry, cooking, and blow drying my hair. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next in this twisty tale of sisterly betrayal. Good luck to you if you need to get anything done while reading this exciting book!”
"Roz Nay has written a chilling, gripping tale of deceit, revenge, and justice, proving once again that she's an undeniable force in the thriller genre."
“Compelling and unsettling, Hurry Home is a twisted tale of sisterhood and deftly explores how we may be done with the past, but it’s almost never done torturing us.”
“Hurry Home is a fascinating character study where we’re never entirely certain who we’re supposed to be rooting for, taking us inside the lives of women struggling to shed past mistakes and start new lives while hiding from a growing tide of danger. A gripping exploration of how the darkness of the past can come to find us in the present, no matter how hard we try to run from it. Hurry Home is fascinating and gripping with gloriously realized characters.”
“When two sisters are reunited after a horrific family tragedy, each with a different version of the events that drove them apart, the line between truth and fiction begins to vanish. Pitch-perfect and flawlessly constructed, Hurry Home is never what it seems, telling a new story with each turn of the page. A breath-stealing, edge-of-your seat thriller!”
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