Our interview is with Wendy Corsi Staub author of several books including The Good Sister (4.0 stars, 144 reviews). A brief book description before the interview: In New York Times bestselling authorWendy Corsi Staub’s electrifying new thriller,a mother races to save her daughter beforeher darkest nightmare comes true.
Sacred Sisters Catholic girls’ school has hardly changed since Jen Archer was a student. Jen hoped her older daughter would thrive here. Instead, shy, studious Carley becomes the target of vicious bullies. But the real danger at Sacred Sisters goes much deeper.
The only person Carley can talk to is “Angel,” a kindred spirit she met online. Carley tells Angel everything—about her younger sister, about school, about the sudden death of her former best friend. Angel is her lifeline. And Angel is closer than she knows.
When another schoolgirl is found dead, Jen’s unease grows. There are too many coincidences, too many links to her past. Every instinct tells her that Carley is the next target. For someone is intent on punishing the guilty, teaching the ultimate lesson in how to fear . . . and how to die.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH WENDY CORSI STAUB
1. What was unique about the setting of the book and how did it enhance or take away from the story?
A few summers ago, I found myself in Alabama with my husband and sons as part of my ongoing 50-state book tour. I’d been to Mobile but never to the eastern bay area, and I fell in love. We spent a week at the Grand Hotel, exploring Pointe Clear and Fairhope, and I knew I had to set my next book there. A steamy Deep South summer lends itself well to a suspense setting, from the violent thunderstorms to the pervasive sense of something heavy and oppressive hanging in the air.
2. What specific themes did the author emphasize throughout the novel? What do you think he or she is trying to get across to the reader? Read more »