Will Dean appears to have a glorious writing life. Hidden away in the Swedish wilderness, in a house that he built, he dreams up stories and thrashes them out in a few weeks. In reality, it’s the product of years of sitting on ideas, mulling them over, and a zombie-like fuge state when he finally knows enough to tell it.
After the success of his Tuva Moodyson series, he’s released a tense standalone thriller called ‘The Last Thing to Burn’. It focuses on ‘Jane’, a mystery woman locked up in the UK, and her desperate bids for freedom. We talk about how he got the idea suddenly one night and immediately made as many notes as possible, you can hear about the time he blocks out for himself to get the words down as quickly as possible, as why he thinks it’s most vital he does justice to the characters.
‘The Last Thing to Burn’ is one of the most anticipated releases of 2021 – here’s the blurb…’she lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space. But she is trapped. No one knows how she got to the UK: no one knows she is there. Visitors rarely come to the farm; if they do, she is never seen. Her husband records her every movement during the day. If he doesn’t like what he sees, she is punished. For a long time, escape seemed impossible. But now, something has changed. She has a reason to live and a reason to fight. Now, she is watching him, and waiting’
You can get a copy here – https://amzn.to/3d2f2Cx
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