#Indieapril Author Spotlight: Heleen Kist

I’ve been following Heleen Kist for a few years now and she’s truly a kind person. She’s a Dutch author living in Glasglow (which I totally love) so we had a few things in common when we connected. I’m not a big fan of thrillers but recently had the chance to read her latest book Stay Mad, Sweetheart and loved it. You can read my review here.

Heleen Kist was one of the ten finalists of the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award 2020 and ended in third place with Stay Mad, Sweetheart! I was a panelist but I didn’t read this book as a panelist because I was afraid my friendship with Heleen would make me biased and I wanted to protect the integrity of the awards as much as possible. Still, I highly recommend you check out this book and the other finalist. See all of them here.

Heleen Kist

I’m Heleen and I love writing novels.

If this sounds like an addiction, that’s because it probably has become one.

I’m Dutch and I live in Glasgow with Scottish husband and our two kids.

My debut crime novel IN SERVITUDE came out in 2018. I’m very proud of its success in various awards + reviews.

STAY MAD, SWEETHEART is my latest novel: a dark yet empowering feminist thriller that’s getting rave reviews already.

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Stay Mad, Sweetheart

Summary
THERE’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN INNOCENCE AND GUILT. AN EVEN FINER LINE BETWEEN JUSTICE AND REVENGE.

Data scientist Laura prefers the company of her books to the real world – let alone that cesspit online. But when her best friend Emily becomes the victim of horrific cyberbullying, she makes it her all-engulfing mission to track down the worst culprits.

Petite corporate financier Suki is about to outshine the stupid boys at her firm: she’s leading the acquisition of Edinburgh’s most exciting start-up. If only she could get its brilliant, but distracted, co-founder Laura to engage.

Event planner Claire is left to salvage the start-up’s annual conference after her colleague Emily fails to return to work. She’s determined to get a promotion out of it, but her boss isn’t playing ball.

As the women’s paths intertwine, the insidious discrimination they each face comes to light. Emboldened by Emily’s tragic experience, they join forces to plot the downfall of all those who’ve wronged them.

But with emotions running high, will the punishments fit the crimes?

A pacy and suspenseful novel with its feet firmly in the #MeToo era. 9 to 5 meets Suits with a dash of Black Mirror.

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