"Why do you write unreliable narrators?"
This is a question I get asked a lot — both in interviews and at events. And it's understandable because unreliable narrators have become very popular, and because both the narrators of my two novels, In a Dark, Dark Wood
and The Woman in Cabin 10
, are people grappling with the truth in different ways.
In a Dark, Dark Wood
's Nora Shaw is waking up from a head injury and trying to recall the catastrophic events of the past 48 hours, and piece together her part in them. In The Woman in Cabin 10
, Lo Blacklock has witnessed what could be a murder… but what she saw in the middle of the night just doesn't square with the cold hard facts she has to face the following morning...