I was thrilled to speak to Laura at New Rivers, the wonderful press who published my novel. We talked, among other things, about the real murder case that inspired the story:
NR: How much of the novel was inspired by an actual murder case?
LH: I would say the thrust of the plot is heavily influenced by the murder case. But in the actual case, the protagonists were musicians. I don’t know all that much about music, so I changed the characters to horse people. I had a small horse farm and had owned a variety of horses for some years, so this world had been part of my life. In including the horses, of course, much of the original story shifted, although there is still that plot tension, the sense of an impending crime.
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