A Quickie with Linda Huber

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

Death Wish is domestic noir, about two neighbouring families.  Martine’s mother has Huntington’s Disease and wants help to die. Meanwhile, Ashley and Leo next door are realising that having Ashley’s mother to live with them was the worst idea ever. So in one house, Grandma wants to die, and in the other they are desperately trying to get rid of Grandma…
Read it to find out what happens to the grandmas!

If someone was to write your life story what would the title be?

How to emigrate without actually meaning to.

What’s the strangest fan question or request you’ve received?

At a book event in the UK, someone asked if I could yodel. I wish I could, but unfortunately it takes more than just living in Switzerland!

If you could co-write with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be?

Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. She was ace, especially her Barbara Vine books. I would so love to write like that.

Tell me something nobody else knows about you (yet!).

When I was about ten, my mother took out a library book called Twelve Months, Mrs Brown. I started reading it too, but then the book vanished mysteriously – ‘not suitable for children, dear.’ So of course I looked for it when Mum was out, found it under her pillow, and managed to finish it on the sly. That was where I first learned about VD, drug addiction and what went on behind bars… Must see if I can buy it, just for the nostalgia factor!

Finally please recommend 3 books that you have recently read and tell me why you’ve chosen these.

Ice Cold Alice by C.P. Wilson. The most different serial killer thriller you’ll ever read.
Buster & Moo by Geoff Le Pard. Dogs 😍, relationship problems, dogs, money laundering, dogs, drugs…
The Lies Within by Jane Isaac. Police procedural with some lovely courtroom scenes. Her best, imo.

Who is Linda Huber? Linda Huber is an ex-physiotherapist who grew up in Glasgow but has lived over half her life in Switzerland, where she now works as a language teacher and writes novels.

The inspiration for her books comes from everyday life – a family member’s struggle with dementia, the discovery that a child in her extended family drowned in the 1940s, and more.

Baby Dear is Linda’s sixth psychological thriller, and tells the story of Caro, who is desperate to have a baby, and her husband Jeff, who is infertile…
She has also published The Saturday Secret, a charity collection of feel-good short stories. 2017 profits go to Doctors Without Borders.

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