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Author News & Interviews

Author Talk: Lisa Unger, author of The Red Hunter

Apr 28, 2017

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of 15 novels, including IN THE BLOOD, CRAZY LOVE YOU and INK AND BONE. Her latest stand-alone thriller, THE RED HUNTER, introduces readers to two wronged women who are on very different paths yet find themselves in the same dark place. In this interview, Unger reveals how kung-fu and kickboxing served as part of the inspiration for the book, what she admires most about each of her main characters, why there is never a “true villain” in any of her novels, and who she could see playing the roles of Zoey and Claudia in a potential film version of THE RED HUNTER.

Interview: Chevy Stevens, author of Never Let You Go

Mar 16, 2017

Chevy Stevens’ debut, STILL MISSING, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel in 2011. She has followed up that enormous success with one gripping psychological thriller after another, including ALWAYS WATCHING and THOSE GIRLS. Stevens' latest, NEVER LET YOU GO, introduces readers to Lindsey Nash, who leaves an abusive relationship and tries to start a new life with her young daughter, Sophie --- but will learn years later that it is almost impossible to escape one’s past. In this interview, conducted by Bookreporter.com’s Rebecca Munro, Stevens reveals why this book got such a late start; describes the challenges she faced in alternating the story’s points of view between Lindsey and Sophie; explains how she ensured that Andrew, the abusive ex-husband, wouldn’t be a cliché; and offers a few tantalizing details about her next novel, her first to be set outside of Canada.

Interview: Malin Persson Giolito, author of Quicksand

Mar 9, 2017

Malin Persson Giolito has worked as a lawyer for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. She is now a full-time writer and has written four novels. In QUICKSAND, her English debut, she tackles themes of class, money and violence. When a mass shooting takes place at a Stockholm prep school, 18-year-old Maja Norberg is put on trial for her role in the massacre. In this interview conducted by Carol Fitzgerald, the president and co-founder of The Book Report Network, Persson Giolito discusses the challenges of writing QUICKSAND --- including developing the character of Maja and piecing the story together --- her decision to set the novel in an affluent place, and why she personally doesn't classify her work as "thrillers" per se.

Interview: JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before

Jan 26, 2017

THE GIRL BEFORE is the first psychological thriller from JP Delaney, a pseudonym for a writer who has previously written bestselling fiction under other names. This enthralling novel spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death and deception. In this interview, Delaney talks to Carol Fitzgerald, the president and co-founder of The Book Report Network, about the mysterious house at the center of the story --- a minimalist architectural masterpiece with secrets of its own --- as well as how the book evolved over the 15 years he spent writing it.

Interview: Matt Coyle, author of Dark Fissures: A Rick Cahill Novel

Dec 7, 2016

Matt Coyle revived the Raymond Chandler hardboiled PI model, set in today’s tony La Jolla suburb of San Diego. In DARK FISSURES, Rick Cahill tries to right wrongs by proving that singer Brianne Colton’s estranged husband didn’t commit suicide, but Rick violates a cardinal rule: romantic involvement with a client, and it appears that Brianne’s husband had contacted the FBI shortly before his death. Moreover, Police Chief Tony Moretti targets Rick as a murder suspect. All the while Rick faces mortgage foreclosure, in the most complex installment of this thrilling, award-winning series. In this interview, Coyle chats with Bookreporter.com’s Dean Murphy about the development of protagonist Rick, the many awards he has earned, and the specialists who have been instrumental in making the Cahill series an astounding success.