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But it got me thinking – what if you had to keep driving and your taillights were out? And what if you got pulled over by a State Trooper because of it? And what if when they leaned into the car to take your license they heard banging in the trunk from the person you’d put in there? It started me thinking about the sort of person who might travel with a person in their trunk and why – and that’s how Lori Anderson came about! It was really important to me that she was independent and solved her own problems, but had vulnerabilities too. Lori’s a modern woman – she’s got her own career, and works hard at being a good mom – but there’s a tension between the two, and she finds herself pulled in opposing directions. (I think you do a great job showing us that tension)
The first proper crime novel I read was Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles. I was eight years old and it terrified me and captivated me – and I adored it! I’ve been a crime thriller fan ever since, and am a huge fan of Lee Child, Mark Billingham, Ian Rankin, Jeff Abbott, Sue Grafton, Zoe Sharp and many others. (Now if I can only get you to add Elena Hartwell to your list …)