by Karen Robards I’m always being asked where I get my ideas. A lot of times, I’ll get a snippet of dialogue, or a first line, or a picture in my head that appears out of nowhere, and that will be the spark that ignites a new book. With HUSH, the image that came to… Read More
Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. Karen published her first novel at age 24 and has won multiple awards throughout her career, including six Silver Pens for favorite author.
Karen was described by The Daily Mail as “one of the most reliable thriller…writers in the world.”
by Karen Robards With the Charlotte Stone series, it wasn’t a case of me being inspired to write about a ghost. I started out to write a straight up thriller about a psychiatrist, Dr. Charlotte Stone, who studies and hunts serial killers. Near the beginning of the first book in the series, THE LAST VICTIM,… Read More
When I started writing the Dr. Charlotte Stone series, it was supposed to be straight suspense. THE LAST VICTIM, the first book in the series, began as a dark, intense thriller about a woman who, as a teenager, was the sole survivor of a serial killer who murdered her best friend. A woman who was… Read More
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