Run to You by Lynne King
Writerly Wednesday Welcomes Lynne King!

Bio:
Lynne King lives in S/E England with her husband and several cats. A lover of rural living, wildlife, watching great movies and reading anything that moves or thrills her, Lynne also has a passion for writing and has done from an early age. Her short stories have been published in several UK magazines and on-line and cover many genres. As for her novels, she tends to write romantic suspense allowing her to fall in love with her characters and escape into their world. She hopes readers do likewise.
Blurb:
What if you transfer work and home to another Country after you have been betrayed by someone you thought loved you? What if you then get targeted by a smooth talking handsome Irishman who then turns out to be a cold blooded killer? This is what happens to Liz whilst living and working on a temporary visa in Manhattan, New York. Blackmail and assisting a bank heist is the beginning, witnessing a murder and her life under threat comes next. Who does she run to and who can she trust? Is Jack, a Detective with the NYPD, such a man or will her unwillingness to trust anyone, even a man who has stolen her heart, cause him to doubt her innocence and turn him against her.
Excerpt:
She stepped aside and allowed him into her apartment. He closed the door behind him.
“I’m sorry, but yesterday I felt you were about to tell me something before we were interrupted.”
She shook her head. “No, you thought wrong. There’s no more to tell.” For a mad moment she thought about motioning with her eyes or scribbling something down. Sanity reined her in. Shaun wouldn’t hesitate in pulling the trigger and Jack Willis would be dead.
“Well I thought I’d let you know, three more bodies have turned up. Someone is making sure to eliminate all potential liabilities.”
Her hand automatically covered her mouth. She could feel the bile rising and couldn’t trust herself not to be sick there and then. It was the same word that Shaun had used, a liability. That’s what she was now.
“Miss Saunders, I’m offering that hand now but this is your last chance. Have you anything to tell me.” He went to touch her arm but she backed away from the contact.
“I told you.” Her voice was raised and she found herself marching to the door and opening it up wide. “I think you should leave, Detective.” His silence was more unnerving, making her want to drag him out the door.
Finally he spoke. “Okay. One last thing, Shaun O’Riley, I believe he is a friend of yours. You no need to answer but information has come my way that he was blackmailing Mark Hunter.”
“I don’t know what you are talking about, please leave.” She glanced toward the bathroom door. It had opened wider. She even thought she could see the barrel of the gun against the door-frame.
Reluctantly he walked out the door; the familiar warm intensity of his gaze now replaced by suspicion and disappointment. Liz felt he now viewed her differently and not as a victim.
Interview
1. In three days, all electricity is going to be shut off for a very long time. What items are you going to gather in preparation for this event?
Mobile generator but if no fuel, then torches, candles, tinned goodies, stocked book shelves, writing stuff and chess board to challenge my husband with.
2. Where did the idea for the work you are promoting arise?
Years ago there was a safety deposit vault robbery in London. It could never be determined what and how much the thieves got away with because
victims were reluctant to disclose what they had hidden away, not all of them were eager to come forward and rumours were rife that some owners were
criminals themselves and hiding stolen goods. I changed the location and added the rest from my imagination and the big question, what if?
3. What do you like to read?
Romantic suspense(of course), thrillers, small doses of chic lit and the occasional historical saga. Non-fiction covers whatever novel I’m writing and researching
for, from learning to fly(planes), to the crime writer’s reference guide and in-between The Geography of Bliss and smuggling in Kent.
4. Tell us about the most exciting place you have ever visited?
A long weekend in Paris organised by a college when I did a gardening design course. Visited Versailles and other great historical places and were privy to so much that is not available to the general public. Also got to sample the local cuisine and take in the ambiance of the city by having an excellent guide and tutor.
5. What is the most mundane, day to day, thing you can share about yourself?
I drive my husband nuts because I have a tendency to double check when leaving the house, appliances switched off, windows shut, etc etc. The beginnings of
OCD I’m afraid or dementia.
6. What scares you the most?
Being on my own, old age and getting a really bad review about my writing.
7. Tell us anything but keep it G rated.
I would like to have a goat farm producing my own milk and cheese. Don’t know why, seeing I have never even owned a goat in my life let alone milked one.
My husband thinks it’s another of my crazy ideas and I’ve had plenty over the years. But who knows this one I might just turn into reality one day.
Sally’s comment…  My son, soon 17, has expressed an idea of getting some goats to use as a lawn cutting service.  We’ve had chicken who never laid an egg, a mean rooster, (the Roo-Shoo), an equally intimidating goose and a few rabbits.  Goats love to play and will use a plank as a teeter totter.
Keywords:
Run To You Lynne King Romantic suspense Eternal Press
Please come back next week when our guest will be Patricia Esposito who wrote Beside the Darker Shore.
Thank you Lynne for letting me do this and I wish you many sales.

One Comment

  1. I completely relate to the goat dream. I just think they’re so cute. I like Sally’s idea of goats as a lawn service too, though who knows what else they’d eat up!

    I remember you talking in the writers’ chat about the bank robbery that inspired your novel. That still fascinates me–taking a real-life situation and then letting your imagination carry it so much further. I’ve never done that, but after hearing about your experience, I’ve taken to reading police reports now and then for character ideas.

    Good luck with your novel!

Comments are closed.