Amy Kidd is a teacher living in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri with her four children and spectacular husband.
Her life-long desire is to collect every Agatha Christie novel written solely from garage sales and used book shops across the United States. She needs a few more.
Any terrible viewpoints expressed in these stories come from the characters and not the author. Mrs. Kidd wishes for humankind to focus on the ‘kind’ part of our species and acknowledge the ‘human’ part as meaning equal.
What's the story behind your latest book?
While writing a different story, a friend told me my writing talent geared more toward suspense and mystery than horror. After the shock wore off, I realised he was correct. It makes sense since I may have grown up reading Stephen King, but Dame Agatha was always my go-to. Now that I'm an adult, I will still pull out a Christie, but my shelves hold everything from Roberts, Evanovich, and Kellye Garrett to Gerritsen, Cornwell, and Slaughter. To name a very few. So, I sat down and thought about how to change the story on my pages into a suspense. A romantic suspense at that.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy I get from writing is falling into a different world. I love these crazy places my characters drag me to every time I open my Word program. I try to tell them where to go, but they're always dragging me somewhere new.
In this series, Detective Luciano Medina and counselor Nola McGill use their combined professions to solve murders in their Lake of the Ozarks town. The true antagonist in the story is their relationship and its impeccable ability to interfere with the rest of their lives.
Counselor Nola McGill becomes a prime suspect in the murder of her anxiety client. When more clients become targets, she and the detective, Luc Medina, race to find the man who kills with fear before the killer learns of Nola's own dangerous phobia and she becomes yet another victim.