Friday, August 03, 2018

What is Danielle Girard reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Danielle Girard, author of Expose (Dr. Schwartzman Series Book 3).

Her entry begins:
To be a good writer, you must be a good reader. Someone really smart said that. (I think it was Stephen King.) I love to read and I do it as much as possible between my own writing and life with a family. So far this year, I’ve read about 50 books, almost exclusively fiction. (I find reality either utterly boring or truly terrifying.)

My taste in fiction runs across genres and styles. I’ve usually got a few books going at once—some I’ll read and others I’ll listen too. In suspense, I just finished AJ Finn’s The Woman in the Window and Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door. Both are...[read on]
About Expose, from the publisher:
Examining the dead will help her solve present crimes and uncover past secrets in this page-turner thriller for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Rizzoli and Isles.

With her vindictive ex-husband out of prison, San Francisco medical examiner Annabelle Schwartzman is trying harder than ever to move on with her life—by focusing on her job to speak for the victims who can’t. Summoned to a homicide in Golden Gate Park, she realizes that she’d seen the victim just hours before, alive and well in a parked Jeep with a small boy. Now, the woman has been stabbed to death and stripped of her burka, and the child is nowhere to be found.

When an African American student is found dead, bearing knife wounds identical to those of the woman in the park, the press jumps on them as hate crimes. If only they were so easy to explain. There is a connection—but Schwartzman believes it’s something even worse. Her fears are confirmed with the discovery of the next victim.

Now, to stop a vicious killer whose work has only just begun, Schwartzman and Detective Hal Harris must untangle the twisted thread that links it all to the missing boy and a crime buried in the past.
Visit Danielle Girard's website.

My Book, The Movie: Expose.

Writers Read: Danielle Girard.

--Marshal Zeringue