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This week’s #SJsTwitterBookClub featured author Shalini Boland (@ShaliniBoland), who popped in to talk about her amazing psychological thriller “The Family Holiday”.
I asked Shalini if she’d give us a spoiler-free, tweet-length introduction to the book. She said, “Stay-at-home mum Beth and her author husband Niall decide to do a house swap with Amber and Renzo and their family who have a beautiful villa in Italy. But As soon as their holiday starts, things begin to go wrong…”
@audbyname asked, “Shalini, you are very prolific. Where do your ideas come from? And what’s your writing day like?” Shalini replied, “Hi Audrey! As I write domestic thrillers, my ideas usually come from quite mundane ordinary things which I then give a twist. A holiday, a party, a miscommunication etc And then I take things too far...”
I asked Shalini about her process…
(Click on the above tweet to be taken to the discussion thread)
She added, “I usually change my mind at the end about who the killer is. I like doing this as it means I write thinking I know what's going to happen, but then do a last-minute switch. Hopefully this means the reader will also be surpised.”
Another fascinating discussion about a fantastic book. If you haven’t read it yet, do so now!
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