♦ 2014 Mary Higgins Clark Award Nominee
♦ 2014 National Federation of Press Women Communications 2nd Place Winner!
Best Novel For Adult Readers
♦ 2014 Military Writers Society of America Book Award Winner!
Thriller/Mystery: Gold Medal
♦ 2014 Love Is Murder Best Suspense Lovey Nominee
“An exceptionally well-written tale of love, loss, trust, and greed with appeal that reaches far beyond mystery fans.” —Publishers Weekly
“A great societal thriller…. Action-packed, readers will feel they are in [Afghanistan]…. One of the top novels of the year….” —Mystery Gazette
“This fictional woman halfway across the world isn’t so different from you and me. Froetschel has great respect for the Afghan culture and deftly provides a slice-of-life tale that moves, informs and even surprises.” —Shelf Awareness
“Froetschel pulls the reader in almost from the first word with her dynamic plot twists.”
—Women’s Book Reviews
“Susan Froetschel makes the Afghanistan conflict real on a personal level, in a tale rich with thought-provoking themes. . . . Fear of Beauty
is a wonderful novel.”
—Sandra Parshall, Agatha Award-winning author of Bleeding Through
“Froetschel is a superb storyteller. She brings the rugged beauty of Afghanistan, its simple folk, and its many dangers together in a spine-tingling tale."
—Nayan Chanda, author of Bound Together