Alice Hunter – Psychological Thriller writer talks about inspiration from prison life

For our last episode of the year, we chat to psychological thriller debutant Alice Hunter. Her book is ‘The Serial Killer’s Wife’, and tells the story of Beth Hardcastle, whose perfect marriage is obliterated when the police show up and report her husband Tom is missing.


Alice worked in prisons, part of a team offering rehabilitation courses to in-mates, often those who’d committed violent crimes. That, and her psychology degree, offered her vast experience to write the book. We talk about how conversations with in-mates wives prompted the idea for the book, and then how she streamlined the idea and worked on character.


You can hear about Alice’s working day, her chaotic work-space, and how lockdown affected her enthusiasm to write.


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