Valerie Tack (b. 1981) grew up in the countryside and graduated in Dutch and English language and literature. She is interested above all in the dark and destructive forces that lurk inside every one of us. The central characters in her stories are mostly strong women who despite everything are struggling with themselves, with other people and with the world around them. Her debut, the psychological crime novel 'Raw and As If', has been praised for its irresistible and remorseless style, unique narrative structure and unforgettable scenes.
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