Monday, July 18, 2016

Sara Blaedel

Sara Blædel’s latest novel in the US is The Killing Forest.

From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: The theme of living in a small town runs throughout the book. What about small towns lend themselves to a good mystery plot? What about larger cities?

A: Both small and large cities can support great plotting, but what I really wanted for this story, as well as for The Forgotten Girls, was to return Louise Rick to her background.

She grew up in the exact same neighborhood and house as I did. We went to the same schools and participated in the very same sporting events.

So I know exactly what I am talking about when I say that young people who grew up Hvalsø all knew each other, and have a clear sense of the similarities, differences and nuances that connect and divide them.

The sense of intimacy can lead to excuses offered for questionable behavior: You know him, he doesn’t mean any harm; he just...[read on]
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