Saturday, March 02, 2024

Q&A with Claire Coughlan

From my Q&A with Claire Coughlan, author of Where They Lie:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

My husband came up with Where They Lie, the title of my novel. I knew it would work the moment he said it. It evokes the essence of the book, which is a crime story, a mystery. The action starts when a young female journalist, Nicoletta Sarto, answers the phone at the Irish Sentinel newsroom in Dublin just before Christmas in 1968. The bones of a missing woman, Julia Bridges, an actress who vanished twenty-five years earlier, have been found, and Nicoletta starts chasing the story. So, where they lie refers not only to the recovered human remains, but also to the secrets and lies that have been buried for a quarter of the century, which Nicoletta is about to...[read on]
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The Page 69 Test: Where They Lie.

Q&A with Claire Coughlan.

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