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Obsession is like a runaway train…

Catherine Hunt, author of Someone Out There, outlines some of the inspiration behind her debut thriller novel. As a journalist, I’d come across a lot of real life stories about people with an obsession which had made them do appalling things, and it always seemed like… Read More

Paul Finch asks himself, 'Where do I get my inspiration from?'

I’m often asked where I get my inspiration from, and the truth is that I honestly don’t know. When it comes to thrillers, it can only stem from my own experiences as a copper, but also my fascination with the modern urban jungle – especially when viewed through rain, dirt and dereliction (the way I always perceive it) – as one of the most perilous backdrops against which to imagine high octane adventures.   But I’m well aware that I live in a curious place when it comes to writing. In addition to thrillers, I’ve also written horror, occasionally even diverting into sci-fi, fantasy and historical adventure.   So where does all that fit into the picture? Well, it’s a question I can’t answer easily. Read More