Killer Reads: What inspired you to write Pretty Little Things?
Jilliane Hoffman: My daughter was just eleven years old when a classmate of hers started a texting relationship via cell phone with a boy she’d met on the internet. She had pretended she was sixteen and he had claimed he was a teen, as well. This classmate then passed the telephone numbers and email addresses of all her fourth grade friends along to her new cell phone pal. The friends, being eleven year old girls, thought the whole thing was pretty funny and so they continued the ruse and ‘told’ this stranger that they were all 16.
Pretty Little Things
Pretty Little Things is the 4th novel from former Assistant District State Attorney Jilliane Hoffman. After her fantastic debut Retribution, Hoffman has gone from strength to strength and Pretty Little Things is no exception. A terrifying, spine-chilling tale that is set to get your pulse racing. Inspired by both her experience as a felony prosecutor in Miami and her worst fears as a mother to two young teenage daughters, Hoffman describes it as “the most personal, frightening thriller I’ve ever written”.
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Jilliane Hoffman began her professional career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting felonies in Florida from 1992 to 1996. Through 2001, she was the Regional Legal Advisor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), advising more than one hundred special agents on criminal and civil matters in complex investigations involving narcotics, homicide, and organized crime. Originally from Long Island, New York, she presently resides in South Florida with her husband and two children.
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