I’m delighted to welcome Lisa Hall to the blog today as she publishes her much anticipated debut novel, Between You and Me. This novel is a psychological thriller that certainly packs a punch. The twist at the end knocked me sideways! I’d like to wish Lisa a huge congratulations on her special day. Here she is to tell us a little more about it.
Can you describe your novel in one succinct but sensual sentence?
This is a hard one! People can think that life is perfect but behind closed doors the reality is very, very different.
Who is your favourite character and why?
I’m really attached to all of them, even the horrid ones! I do really like Laura though, she’s very calm and level-headed and has a good heart.
Which authors have been your main inspirations?
I love a good psychological thriller, so would have to say people like Cally Taylor, Sophie Hannah and Clare Mackintosh.
How does your writing process work; confusion and paper flying everywhere or calm and ordered?
I’m pretty organised – I like to plot out the main storyline, and then go back and plot each chapter out one by one, so I try and keep it all in one notebook. It does get a bit scribbly in there at times, though.
What is your guilty pleasure when writing? (Chocolate, wine, coffee…)
I tend to get in the zone when I’m writing, so once I’m done and finished I never say no to a nice glass of cold, white wine.
Please share your blurb with us.
They say every marriage has its secrets.
But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.
And sometimes those doors should never be opened …
Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurts.
Lisa loves words, reading and everything there is to love about books. She has dreamed of being a writer since she was a little girl – either that or a librarian – and after years of talking about it, was finally brave enough to put pen to paper (and let people actually read it). Lisa lives in a small village in Kent, surrounded by her towering TBR pile, a rather large brood of children, dogs, chickens and ponies and her long-suffering husband. She is also rather partial to eating cheese and drinking wine.
Readers can follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaHallAuthor