Thursday 12 May 2016

Blog Tour: My Husband's Wife by Jane Cory

Title: My Husband's Wife
Author: Jane Corry
Published: 26th May 2016
Publisher: Penguin

I am delighed to be part of this major blog tour for My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry and even more thrilled that I can share a wonderful interview with the lady herself. As always don't forget to follow along the tour- all the other stops listed below.

Hello Jane and welcome to the blog! First off to start with an obvious question, can you please tell us a little bit about your book My Husband’s Wife. 

Thanks, Laura, for inviting me onto your blog ! My novel is about a first and second wife and also a criminal whom the first wife defends in court. It's full of twists and turns. The characters don't behave as you might expect. But most important, the little lies get bigger and bigger.  

What made you decide to write a thriller? 

Partly because I was writer in residence of a high security male prison. And also because both my first husband and I went on to marry  other people. It made me think about relationships between first and second wives. Why should they be hostile towards each other? What if something happened that drew them together?

Are there any writers out there that you think influenced you? 

I don't believe I've been influenced by anyone. In fact I like to read books that are different from my own genre. I particularly love books by Anne Tyler, Fay Weldon  and Alice Munro. But equally I adore Jane Eyre.

What was the most surprising thing you learned from writing your book? 

That I could write very dark scenes that shocked me and came out of nowhere. I've warned my family! 

What do you think makes this stand out from other thrillers out there at the moment?

It's based on a very possible domestic situation. This could almost happen to any of us.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?  

Yes. As a child I wrote stories from the minute I held a pencil in my hand. But I've always been hopeless at maths!

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? 

That's an interesting question. Actually I don't think I would. But I had to think for a minute.

What book are you reading now? 

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. The title kept cropping up so I thought I'd see what it was all about. It's very different but I'm enjoying it. In some ways it reminds me of my own time growing up in suburban Harrow.

Do you have a specific writing style? 

I like sentences that vary in length. I always try to have a cliffhanger. And I write in the close third person as well as the first. I also have two major viewpoints so  I can play one character off against the other

How can readers connect with you? 

I adore Twitter. My handle is @JaneCorryAuthor. Or all readers are very welcome to email me.

My Husband's Wife is out in ebook on 26th May and paperback on 25th August

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