Posted on 10/02/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
How does someone who enjoyed a warm-and-fuzzy childhood go on to write dark psychological thrillers?
Bestselling crime novelist Tana French explains it to Goodreads: It comes from realizing your good fortune and reimagining it.
The main character of her latest work, The Witch Elm, is a prime example of this. Life has always gone Toby’s way ... until it suddenly, violently doesn’t.
French tells Goodreads that she wanted to explore how someone like Toby, born into a comfortable and safe existence, would react to a complete reversal of that privilege.
Hear more of her reflections on The Witch Elm and her writing process in general at Goodreads.
Categories: Author Interview