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FAQs for Lying in the Deep
What inspired the idea for Lying in the Deep?
Lying in the Deep was inspired by mystery queen Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, one of my favorites of hers. You can even say it’s a loose retelling, but, for example, there is no character corresponding to her protagonist Hercule Poirot, and the plot deviates substantially. I also incorporated some tropes I personally adore, such as fake dating and a potentially unreliable narrator. I’ve always wanted to write a murder mystery on a cruise ship, and I had an absolute blast writing this!
When is Lying in the Deep coming out?
Lying in the Deep will be published summer 2023 by Razorbill Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House). More details will be announced soon!
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What made you want to write thrillers?
Thrillers are my favorite genre! I’ve always relished high-stakes situations, stunning twists, and stories where you feel like you’re piecing together a puzzle right alongside the protagonist. I adore a book that will keep me up way past my bedtime because I simply have to know how it ends. And I love that feeling when the rug is pulled out from under me, but I should have spotted what was coming all along. So I want to write what I love to read! Nothing’s more gratifying than hearing I kept a reader up and turning the pages until 3 a.m., or that I shocked them with a good twist.
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