Deadly Secrets by Ann Girdharry / #Interview #MiniBlogBlitz @rararesources @GirdharryAnn



How long can you get away with murder?

In an idyllic Sussex town, Mr Quinn whispers a secret on his death bed. Hours later the person who cared for Quinn is killed.

Mr Quinn’s secret sets off events unlike anything Detective Grant and Psychologist Ruby Silver have ever seen.

A series of deaths follow as a killer tries to cover their twenty-year trail of murder by drowning.

Grant, Silver and the team must track a killer who has been getting away with murder for years. But when treachery, corruption and secrets from the past are used against Sergeant Tom Delaney, the killer turns their attention to one of Grant’s own…

Detective David Grant and Psychologist Ruby Silver are back in this unmissable new crime thriller. It can be read as the sequel to Deadly Motives or as a brilliant stand-alone. 




– When and where do you prefer to write?

Thanks so much for inviting me and I’m excited to answer your questions. I write pretty much five days a week at my living room table, looking out at my garden.

– Do you have a certain ritual?

My ritual is to start as soon as everyone else leaves the house. Jobs like emails and family tasks get put as a second priority and I usually get around to them late afternoon.

– Is there a drink or some food that keeps you company while you write?

The best company for my writing is one of my cats. We have four of them and one or two are always hanging around or snoozing nearby.

– What is your favourite book?

This is really difficult to answer. It’s probably Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith – it was so good I didn’t want it to end.

– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

Crime really suits me so I’ll be sticking with it for the next few years.

– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

I’ve never based an entire character on someone I know, but I often use snippets like habits or personality traits as part of the characters I’m devising.

– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?

No, but I probably should because when I get an idea I have to write it down quickly.

– Which genre do you not like at all?

I don’t think there is one.

– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

Another tricky question. I’d love to have written a book with the late and wonderful Terry Pratchett.

– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?

I’d like to travel around Vietnam so that’s the one I’d choose. Why Vietnam? Because I once read a  memoir about one woman’s experiences during the war – it was a brutal but ultimately uplifting story and the places were beautifully described and an important part of her memories. (Red Blood Yellow Skin – I wrote a book review for it once on my webpage).

Thank you, Ann Girdharry and Rachel’s Random Resources


About the author 

Ann Girdharry is a British, crime thriller author.
She’s a trained psychotherapist and worked as a manager in the not-for-profit sector for many years.

Ann is an avid reader and her favourites are crime and suspense. She regularly talks about her favourite reads to her newsletter subscribers. She enjoys travelling and apart from the UK she’s lived in the USA (where her first daughter was born), Norway (where her second daughter was born) and she currently lives in France.

She was an ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD Finalist 2017.


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