Bunch of Fives with L.A. Larkin

This is a Quintette of Questions for a crime novel, and today’s guest is L.A. Larkin!

1. What’s the name of your latest crime book – and how did you come up with the title?

Widow’s Island is the title of my new crime-thriller. The decision on the title was a hard one and I was lucky to have a publisher happy to discuss it with me. I have always wanted to set a thriller on an island because it’s a great way to isolate the main character. It is also important to the story that Stephanie Miller is a grieving widow who moves to the island with her teenage daughter to make a new start. But as soon as they arrive there, sinister things start happening. Hence we arrived at the title Widow’s Island.

2. Which of your characters do you want to have your back in a fight?

T.J. Samson, for sure! He’s a special agent with the FBI. A thoughtful man, with a conscience and a good heart, as well as the skills needed to hunt serial killers.

3. Which one would you pull a heist with?

I wouldn’t!

4. In your dream film of the book, which one actor would you like to cast, and in which role?

Stephanie Miller is 39 years old and shy, but she will find a courage she never knew she had when she must save the life of her daughter. As Widow’s Island is set in America I would like suggest Alanna Ubach

5. What should be this book’s theme song?

The theme song for Widow’s Island should be The Police – Every Breath You Take:

About Widow’s Island

Her heart beats fast in her chest as she cautiously opens the front door and takes in the smashed plates on the floor and the upended furniture. She follows the trail of red droplets on the floor, knowing what she’s about to find. Knowing that something terrible has happened…

Stephanie Miller is an average working mom. She isn’t perfect, but when her war hero husband dies and her work as a scientist puts her in news headlines, her past laid bare for all to see, she’s determined to make a new life for herself and teenage daughter, Amy. But she fears it’s only a matter of time before the biggest mistake of her life is revealed.

As Stephanie and Amy take refuge on a remote island in Washington, it feels like they’re learning how to live again. But then they come home to graffiti on their garage door, there’s no escaping the hate online, and Stephanie is sure someone is watching from the shadows outside their house.

When someone close to Stephanie is murdered in cold blood, she knows her worst fears have come true. Someone knows the truth. And she must become the fighter her husband always knew her to be if she is to protect her daughter, and everything left in the world that she loves.

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About L.A. Larkin

L.A. Larkin’s crime-thrillers have won her fans all over the world. Described as a superb ‘chiller thriller’ writer by Marie Claire magazine, and praised by the king of crime, Lee Child, Louisa likes to write stories with lots of plot twists and characters that surprise. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and teaches creative writing with the Australian Writers’ Centre. She has been on the organizing committees of the prestigious Ned Kelly Awards and Sisters In Crime NSW.

Louisa also writes dog detective mysteries under the pseudonym of Louisa Bennet.

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