The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon by Marcy McCreary Spotlight Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends Oct 28}

Oct 7, 2022

Book Details:

Book Title: The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon by Marcy McCreary
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 400 pages
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: CamCat Books
​Publication Date: September 2022.
Tour dates: Oct 3 to Oct 21
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

In the waning days of the Catskills hotel era, Stanley and Rachel Roth, the owners of the Cuttman Hotel, were practically dynasty—third generation proprietors of a sprawling resort with a grand reputation. The glamorous and gregarious matriarch, Rachel. The cunning and successful businessman, Stan. Four beautiful children. A perfect family deserving of respect and loyalty. Or so it seemed.

​Fast forward forty years. The Roths have lost their clout. When skeletal remains are found on the side of the road, the disappearance of Trudy Solomon, a coffee shop waitress at the Cuttman in 1978, is reopened. Each member of the Roth family holds a clue to the case, but getting them to admit what they know will force Detective Susan Ford to face a family she’d hoped never to see again.

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Guest Post:

Ch Ch Ch Changes by Marcy McCreary

A lot of readers have asked me if I ever make “big” changes after writing the first draft. The answer is yes. For example, when I finished the first draft of The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon, I wasn’t totally satisfied with how I treated the Trudy Solomon “mini-chapters.” In that first draft, Trudy’s vignettes were flashbacks to her earlier life interspersed between the main chapters (in an attempt to give Trudy a POV in her own story). But, that approach didn’t feel quite right. I wanted the reader to experience Trudy in her current state, with Alzheimers, thinking back to moments in her life in the befuddled way that dementia patients do.

After doing research on “validation therapy,” (a technique for communicating with people who have dementia in a way that acknowledges their words, even if what they are saying is not their current reality) I decided to use this technique as the basis for the Trudy scenes. After a couple of rewrites, I was finally satisfied with how I spun this aspect of the story. I think it makes for a much richer and more interesting way to learn what happened to Trudy and show how much of her life she remembers . . . or thinks she remembers. And by writing Trudy’s vignettes in this manner, the reader has to discern what is fact . . . and what is fiction. Which, in my opinion, is the essence of a good mystery—the exploration of a person’s unique capacity for deceit (or self deception) whether the person is aware of it, or not.

Meet the Author:

Marcy McCreary worked for several years as a marketing and sales executive at various magazine publishing companies and content marketing agencies before turning to fiction writing. She is the author of The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon (CamCat Books). With two daughters and two step-daughters living in four different cities (Brooklyn, Nashville, Madison, Seattle), she spends a lot of time on airplanes crisscrossing the country. She lives in the beautiful coastal towns of Hull, MA and Nantucket, MA with her husband and black lab.

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You Can Find the Tour Schedule Here :

Oct 3 -Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 4 –fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 –Paws.Read.Repeat  book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 6 – Chit Chat with Charity – book spotlight / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Oct 7 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 7 – devanshi_joshi19 – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 11 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 11 – Books are a Blessing – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 13 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 – Sefina Hawke Books – book spotlight 
Oct 17 – Stephanie Jane– book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 18 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19 – Mystery Review Crew – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 19 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – The Obsessed Reader – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 – Books for Books – book spotlight

Giveaway Details:

Paperback copy of The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon by Marcy McCreary (3 winners) (USA only) (ends Oct 28)

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