Thursday, December 08, 2016

What is Karen Harper reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Karen Harper, author of Chasing Shadows.

Her entry begins:
I mostly binge read for pleasure between writing my own books and I avoid similar genre books while I’m writing. That said, my current reading is somewhat a mix of fiction and nonfiction. Since I write contemporary suspense, as in my new South Shores series, and historical novels set in England, I sometimes research ideas and settings for one genre while writing in another.

My reading list right now includes a book on how to write. I may have written over 60 novels, but I’m always willing to learn from others. Elizabeth George, an American who writes great psychological suspense has written a very interesting book called Write Away: One Novelist’s approach to Fiction and the Writing Life. I’ve found it very thought-provoking and love the boldness of an American using...[read on]
About Chasing Shadows, from the publisher:
The dead still talk if you know how to listen

Every case that Claire Britten cracks is a win, not only professionally but personally. The forensic psychologist has spent a lifetime fighting a neurological disorder, and her ability to conquer it is a testament to her razor-sharp intuition.

Nick Markwood is used to winning in the courtroom, so when his latest case is overthrown by Claire's expert testimony, he can't help being impressed by her skill. He needs her on the team of his passion project—investigating unusual cases involving mysterious deaths. Her condition doesn't deter him, and neither does the attraction that sparks between them…even if it should.

As they join forces to investigate a murder in St. Augustine, Florida, Claire is thrust into a situation far more dangerous than she'd anticipated, pushing her disorder to a breaking point. Just when she fears she can't trust her own mind, she discovers Nick's personal connection to the case—and wonders whether she can trust anyone at all.
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