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A Conversation with Tess Gerritsen

cheap Canada Goose Tess Gerritsen was a physician and Board certified internist before turning her talents to writing. cheap Canada Goose

Tess has written standalone medical and crime thrillers; and her books have been published in 40 countries.

I know A Secret involves two separate homicides with unrelated victims. In both cases, the bodies bear strange wounds, yet the actual causes of death are unknown. Concurrently, Jane is struggling to save her mother from a marriage that threatens to bury canada goose outlet 2015 her, while Maura is grappling with the imminent death of her own mother the infamous serial killer Amalthea Link.

cheap canada goose uk The investigation of the two homicides leads to a secretive young woman and just when Rizzoli and Isles think they’ve cornered a fiendish predator, the long buried past surfaces and threatens to engulf everyone. cheap canada goose uk

Canada Goose Parka When we last talked, you described how your standalone novel “Playing with Fire” arose from an unusual experience you had. What led to the idea for “I Know A Secret”? Canada Goose Parka

This book was also based on a trip to Italy, during which I visited a number of art museums and saw many Renaissance paintings. I had read the book, How to Read a Painting, which taught me how to look at a painting and recognize the characters depicted.

For example, Saint Sebastian was always depicted with arrows in his chest; Saint Lucy with her eyes in her hands. These symbols denote who these figures are.

Canada Goose Online While “I Know A Secret” isn’t a horror story, there’s a good deal about horror stories and movies in the narrative. Tell us about that. Canada Goose Online

When I was growing up, I loved horror stories. My mother loved them, too, and she took me to every horror movie ever made.

My son and I made a horror film, Island Zero, and it’s currently making the rounds of the film festivals. Being involved in indie film making with a horror movie, combined with a life long enjoyment of the genre, gave me the idea for Jane Rizzoli to be faced with the first victim being a horror film producer; and the final clue leading to the identity of the killer deriving from canada goose outlet price a horror film.

canada goose clearance sale In addition to medical forensics, “I know A Secret” involves plenty of psychology canada goose outlet kokemuksia about child abuse and memories. Will you talk about that? canada goose clearance sale

I became interested in false memory canada goose premium outlet syndrome a condition in which someone believes something happened when it didn’t. Yet, it’s “remembered” vividly. Elizabeth Loftus did research which showed you can implant false memories in canada goose outlet 80 off about twenty five percent of adults.

She gave the subjects three real memories based on what their families had told her, and then provided them with one false memory. She asked the subjects to describe these four incidents from their childhoods in greater and greater detail as the weeks went on. By the end of the canada goose outlet website legit experiment, some of the subjects couldn’t tell which were the true memories and which one was false.

In the late eighties and early nineties, there was a widespread belief that satanic circles were committing sexual abuse of children. People were being put on trial for nothing. I wanted to explore that issue in the novel.

Near the end of “I know A Secret,” Maura and Daniel are getting together once again. Do you have plans for them in the future?

I think I’ve set it up as an imperfect love. But, it is love, and that’s the way so many relationships are. Nothing is perfect. This is the happiest they’re going to be.

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Holly canada goose outlet washington dc was very challenging for me to write. I’d never before delved into the psychopathic side of a character’s personality. Holly just views other people as being usable and disposable. She has no sense of empathy for anyone, and I found that difficult to write.

How do you manage to keep canada goose outlet mississauga the Rizzoli and Isles series fresh after so many books?

I think what keeps it fresh is the two main characters are always evolving. Things happen to them and to their families, and they keep moving forward. For Jane, it’s to see what’s happening with her brother and parents. I also love the fact that her mom who’s not a spring chicken can still have a romance, despite her age.

canada goose coats The other thing that keeps it fresh is that every mystery comes from a different place from an inspiration that’s unique. As I said, this one arose from Italian Renaissance paintings. canada goose coats

If you could read any novel again as though reading it for the first time, which one would it be?

One of the books I remember so well is Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove. I was so immersed in that story, I canada goose outlet wish I could read it again as though it were for the first time. There are several books like that. I wish I could re read The Lord of the Rings, as though for the first time. It’s an interesting thought: maybe if I reread some of these books, I’d probably discover new things about them.

For me it would have been “Watership Down.”

Oh yes. What a creative book. Can you imagine getting into the head of a rabbit? It was a fantastic book.

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canada goose uk outlet It’s taught me to pay attention to my emotions. For me, what keeps a book going forward is the fact that characters aren’t settled. There’s something distressing about whatever situation they’re in. In order to write a well paced canada goose outlet las vegas novel, you must be cognizant of what’s bothering these people. Or, if I were in that situation what would be bothering me? What would make me want to fix something canada goose uk outlet.

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