Welcome to Episode 13 of Tracy Talks To… and tonight I am chatting with Will Carver, Chloe Esposito and Cara Hunter.
Cara Hunter: I’m lucky enough to live in the city I write about. Oxford will be familiar to crime fans across the whole world because of the fabulous Morse novels and TV, but my version of the town is a long way from the beautiful ivy-clad colleges. A much edgier place where the crimes are darker and closer to home.
I’ve always been a voracious reader and viewer of crime – I’ve learned so much from the outstanding writing that we now see on crime TV like Line of Duty or Broadchurch, and I’ve tried to recreate the experience of watching series like that for my readers. I love true crime TV as well – my husband used to tease me about it but now just nods sagely and says ‘research’ !
What else about me? I have pet cats who do their best to distract me whenever I get close to a keyboard (if you have cats, you’ll know), I love travelling, spending time with friends, and I have never knowingly turned down a glass of champagne….
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series (Arrow). He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.
Chloé Esposito is the author of the Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know trilogy. She grew up in Cheltenham and now lives in London with her husband and daughter. She has a BA and MA in English from Oxford University, and has been a senior management consultant, an English teacher at two of the UK’s top private schools, and a fashion stylist at Condé Nast. A graduate of the Faber Academy, Mad is her first novel.