Recently I asked Black about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m reading the galley of The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen, which I snagged via an online contest. See, writers enter contests, too. I’ve been dying to read this book, after inhaling all the Inspector Q series that Adler-Olsen writes but just aren’t translated fast enough. This is a departure, a standalone. From the notes, Adler-Olsen said he drew on the experience growing up, as a doctor’s son, and living on site with his family in mental institutions. The premise is quite unexpected: what happens to two RAF pilots downed in occupied Germany who were best friends. There’s a story line set in the 70’s too which draws on a world I remember and it’s fascinating. Lots of tension and hard to put down.Visit Cara Black's website.
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