Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Blog Tour: The Warning by @sophiehannahCB1 #interview #giveaway

Date Published: June 30, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

When a kindly stranger does Chloe a good deed, she decides she must repay him. But in tracing him, she meets a sympathetic woman named Nadine, who warns Chloe to stay away from the man at all costs. “Give him nothing, tell him nothing, don’t trust him,” she says. “Avoid him like the plague.”

Chloe knows the sensible thing to do: walk away. But her curiosity gets the best of her. What is the truth about the good Samaritan? How dangerous could he be? And can Chloe find the answers without putting herself and her daughter in harm’s way?

A twisting, razor-sharp suspense story that will keep you guessing to the very end, The Warning features an appearance from Simon Waterhouse, next seen in the full-length thriller Woman With a Secret - already hailed as “mesmerizing” (Lisa Gardner) and “unputdownable” (Liane Moriarty).


What is the hardest part of writing your books?

Never ever having enough time. I have basically six to nine months for each one. In an ideal world, I'd have three years to write each book! But that's not the way it works in the commercial crime genre!

What songs are most played on your iPod?

Oh, I love this question! At the moment, a lot of stuff from musicals.  I love musicals and would love to write one one day.  So: 'Naughty' from Matilda, 'Hasa Diga Eebowai' from the The Book of Mormon, 'Jet Song' from West Side Story, 'If I Were a Bell' from Guys and Dolls, 'A Hymn to Him' from My Fair Lady... 

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

Yes! I have a wonderful critique partner, Emily Winslow, who is also a crime writer. We comment on each other's works in progress and it is amazingly helpful and fun.

What book are you reading now?

The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne. Someone is murdering dogs in a respectable suburban neighbourhood, and I want to know why!

How did you start your writing career?

I started to publish poems at the age of 7 or 8, in local newspapers and kids' magazines. My first published book was a picture book for children called Carrot the Goldfish, about a boy who tries to trick his short-sighted grandma into believing a bit of carrot peel floating in water is a goldfish! But Grandma has an idea of how to trick him even more effectively...  Even when writing for seven-year-olds, my mind is very twisty!

It's a standalone psychological thriller called A Game For All the Family. William Morrow will publish it on 24 May 2016.  The blurb is here:

You thought you knew who you were. A stranger knows better.
You’ve left the city – and the career that nearly destroyed you – for a fresh start on the coast. But soon after the move, your daughter starts to withdraw when her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school.
You beg the principal to reconsider, only to be told that George hasn’t been expelled...because there is, and was, no George.
Who is lying? Who is real? Who is in danger? Who is in control? As you search for answers, the anonymous calls begin: a stranger, who insists that you and she share a traumatic past and a guilty secret. And then the caller threatens your life…
This is Justine’s story. This is Justine’s family. This is Justine’s game. But it could be yours.

Sophie Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers as well as The Monogram Murders, the first novel to be authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie. Her books have received numerous awards, including the UK National Book Award, and are published in twenty-seven countries. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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