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Book Review

The Last Time I Saw You
by Liv Constantine
ISBN: 9780062868817
May 7, 2019

an exclusive interview with bestselling author Liv Constantine   

THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU is certainly a psychological thriller, but it’s also a murder mystery. Is that a type of story you both felt drawn to, even before you got around to writing one?

“Yes. We both love Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark, and as children we were both huge fans of Nancy Drew. We had a lot of fun working to make sure that any of the cast of characters could be the killer. From the psychological suspense side, we wanted to explore the bounds of friendship, the dynamics involved in mother-daughter relationships, and the baggage we all bring into a marriage. THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU centers around a murder and the idea that behind every friendly smile, a killer could lurk. There are complicated relationships and there is domestic terror. Our protagonist, Kate, a successful heart surgeon, begins to question her own judgment and sanity by the end of the book.”

Read the rest of the interview here.



IF SHE WAKES by MICHAEL KORYTA: The woman at the heart of Michael Koryta’s electrifying new thriller, IF SHE WAKES, is in a coma for most of the book—trapped inside her body in a vegetative state, but still aware that she must somehow find a way to stop the powerful forces out to kill her. Find out more here.

DOWN TO THE RIVER by TIM O’MARA (editor): We don’t often get the chance to support a great cause and get a great read at the same time, but the opportunity is here in DOWN TO THE RIVER, an anthology comprised of 20 crime stories that take place on or near American rivers, and edited by Tim O’Mara. Read more at The Big Thrill.

SOMEONE KNOWS by LISA SCOTTOLINE: New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline knows a little something about justice. Thirty-three novels later, justice remains a central theme in all of Scottoline’s thrillers, but with her latest and perhaps most talked-about novel SOMEONE KNOWS, it’s the absence of justice that drives the story forward. Find out more here.

THE SECRETS WE BURY by DEBRA WEBB: A curiosity about funeral homes and death inspired USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb’s latest thriller, in which she brings back Dr. Rowan Dupont, the forensic psychologist first introduced in The Undertaker’s Daughter. Visit The Big Thrill for more.

THE FLAGLER HUNT by JEREMY BURNS: Many of the scenes from Jeremy Burns’s new historical thriller are inspired by real-life adventures he’s had—from a near-death experience atop the highest mountain in Vermont to his boyhood explorations of the nation’s oldest stone masonry fortress. Read more here.

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