Posted on October 2, 2018 at 4:00 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

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