Jessica O. Hunter, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who is also a mom to three-year old twins. She currently lives and practices in Northern Virginia where she lives with her husband, two children and two cats. She enjoys escaping into the world of the deranged mind and writing mystery and suspense.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a suburban area of Washingon, D.C. This area was always a safe area to live in but we always had access to the city and to the national news and big stories that were hitting the nation. Going into the city was a dream for young professionals who wanted to start their lives and make their dreams come true. The story begins in Georgetown actually and characterizes ray as a aspiring writer, who is living and working in a bar in the DC area.
When did you first start writing?
I have always enjoyed creative writing as a young child. I first started writing this book after having a dream about a sotry about a serial killer. When I awoke I thought it was a story I had heard about on the news... it turns out it was my imagination telling me it was a story I needed to create.
Ray is a struggling sports writer who spends his time thinking about women and only dreams about being a real writer. He moves to St. Louis in the hopes that he can have an opportunity to cover local sports but he gets swept up in the media buzz about a serial killer on the loose; a killer who preys on single women and their children. He's out there and Ray can't seem to let it go.