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Prize for Thrillers Sparks Debate

  or Paula Hawkins’s , novels that feature violence toward women have dominated the thriller market in recent years, selling millions of copies and leading to major screen adaptations. Concerned about the popularization of these kinds of stories and how they might warp public perception of the dangers women face, in early 2018 British author and screenwriter Bridget Lawles screated the Staunch Book

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