Sarah Perry woke up in the middle of one 1994 night, startled by her mother’s screams. What could be a child’s worst nightmare becomes Sarah’s reality: As the 12-year-old listens, helpless in her room, Crystal Perry is being stabbed to death on the other side of the wall.
One wouldn’t automatically assume that inspiration for a devastating crime novel could be found in that safest of places: a bookstore. But Fran Dorricott’s experience as a bookseller provided the key to finishing her first draft, inspiration for her favorite clue and more.
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