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POLICE LAUNCH HONEYTRAP BY KANIKA BATRA



KANIKA BATRA'S NEW BOOK HONEYTRAP ABOUT FEMALE SERIAL KILLER

RETIRED POLICEMAN TO LAUNCH HONEYTRAP

# NEW BOOK ABOUT FEMALE SERIAL KILLER
# HONEYTRAP WEAVES TRUE CRIME INTO FICTION
# AUTHOR IS TED BUNDY EXPERT

NSW Police Senior Constable Anthony Dilorenzo (Retd) will officially launch HONEYTRAP a psychological thriller about a female serial killer by debut author Kanika Batra over “killer cocktails” at Berkelouw Books Paddington, 18 Oxford St at 6pm this Thursday 10th December 2020. Kanika is a Ted Bundy expert and weaves his activities into the fictional serial killings of the book’s female lead character.

Anthony Dilorenzo has had a fascinating life as the son of a CIA agent, born in Singapore, then spending his childhood in Sydney before moving with his family to live in Malibu for 13 years. He later returned to Bondi where he became a policeman and famously was involved with the police shooting on Bondi Beach on the morning of 28th June 1997 of French photographer Ron Levi. Levi had been diagnosed as mentally ill and spent the previous evening at St Vincent’s Hospital, after suffering a delusional episode. Dilorenzo is currently finishing the book of his own life called COP THIS.

Honeytrap is a psychological thriller that intersects with historically accurate true crime. The anti-heroine character Maris Caldwell is a bisexual serial killer and wealthy hotel heiress who operates in Seattle in 1974, during the time of Ted Bundy’s reign of terror. They develop a relationship, and all events relating to Ted have been heavily researched and are precisely reported by the author who is an expert on all things Ted Bundy.

The controversial novel is so full of killings it may make your stomach turn. It definitely did that to some of the characters in the book which features multiple killings, slaughter and bloodshed of men , women, a child and even a dog. Honeytrap is not for the fainthearted due to the heinous nature of the crimes involved.  It’s far stronger than anything James Patterson, David Baldacci and Dan Brown could come up with in their most fanciful dreams.

Kanika Batra, who is a Ted Bundy expert, says “ I’ve worked on this novel for five years and have undertaken hundreds of hours of research into the mind, crimes and motives of Ted and I believe I can offer a new perspective to devout true crime fans everywhere. Ted Bundy has always drawn interest; a charismatic, handsome law student who managed to kill 35 women (or potentially more) in his spare time is unfathomable to people, and they to seek to understand him. There has been another surge of popularity as of late, particularly due to the movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” starring Zac Efron and the Ted Bundy Tapes on Netflix. I would like to offer these audiences the knowledge I have gained from reading every book, watching every documentary, speaking to the actual police officers that handled his case back in King County in 1974, connecting with friends and members of his family and listening to hours of conversations between Ted and Stephen Michaud/Hugh Aynesworth in a palatable and riveting manner.

Honeytrap retails for $29.95 and is available now at Berkelouw Books Paddington , all good book stores and www.booktopia.com.au

TO INTERVIEW KANIKA BATRA , to receive review copies email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 4501 601.

ABOUT KANIKA BATRA Kanika Batra is an actress, model, operatic singer and author and has been a finalist in Miss Universe New Zealand, Miss World Australia and Miss Jetset International. Kanika has a substantial following on Instagram (@kanikabatra), Facebook (@kanikarosebatra) and snapchat