The incredible news keeps rolling in . . .
Emily Hepditch has won the 2021 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer’s Prize for Mystery for her bestselling, debut novel, The Woman in the Attic!
The Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize is now in its seventh year. The winners were selected from a shortlist of talented Canadian writers chosen by Kobo’s team of booksellers, with book completion rates, customer ratings, and reviews taken into consideration.
Author Amy Stuart, this year’s Mystery judge, said of the book: “The Woman in the Attic is the sort of confident and assured mystery you’d expect from a seasoned writer, not one in the very early stages of a promising career. In this twisty and compelling novel, Emily Hepditch takes readers to the windswept and remote corners of Newfoundland, where her young narrator, Hannah, has returned home to a mother struggling with dementia and a house in just enough disrepair to begin revealing its secrets. A modern thriller with gothic touches, The Woman in the Attic ends on such a propulsive note that I found myself reading the final pages over and over again. With this truly surprising mystery under her belt, I can’t wait to read what Emily Hepditch conjures up next.”
Congratulations Emily on your well deserved success.