BookLife Prize News

In this year’s international BookLife Prize ‘Towards the Vanishing Point’ has just been awarded the impressive overall score of 9.25 / 10.

(The BookLife Prize is Publishers Weekly’s annual prize for independently published books.)

Their assessment is shown below:

Plot: Petrie crafts a rich, suspenseful historical story that centers on the lives of two female friends. The author deftly explores the impact of emotional and physical abuse and the impact of war. 9/10

Prose: Towards the Vanishing Point features an even, polished, and descriptive prose style with dialogue, phrasings, and references that aptly capture the era. 9/10

Originality: The novel’s focus on the subtleties of an enduring female friendship is an evergreen concept. Petrie offers a compelling blend of genre elements, successfully staging a story of relationships and abusive power dynamics in a vividly realized setting. 9/10

Character/Execution: Readers will come to deeply know the primary characters, as they grow from children to adults. The story’s sinister yet nuanced antagonist injects chilling conflict and complexity into the well-researched, emotionally resonant narrative. 10/10

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