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Three Page-Turners…from Karin Slaughter

Credit Kate Sweeney / WABE
Audio version of this story here.

  Unsurprisingly, Karin Slaughter’s book picks are all fairly exciting…and a little grim. The bestselling crime writer, who calls Atlanta home, has a habit of setting her novels in or near our fair city (the latest, Unseen, is set in Macon).

What does she look for in a page-turner? Character development, suspense…and, she says, it doesn’t hurt to have a little blood.

Here’s the radio edit:

Broadcast version of story that aired Friday, August 9, 2013

And in this extended version of the interview, Karin discusses growing up in Gone With the Wind Central, Jonesboro, Georgia; why a crime writer enjoys reading crime fiction for fun, and her adolescent obsession with the “so-bad-it’s-good” gothic writing of V.C. Andrews.

BONUS: Extended version of Page-Turners interview with Karin Slaughter


Karin Slaughter’s Picks: