Her first crime novel, The Secrets You Hide, written as Kate Helm, has just been published as an e-book and will be available in paperback in February 2019.
Radmila: Your first crime novel, The Secrets You Hide, has just been published as an e-book and will be available as a paperback in February 2019. Could you give us an idea of what the story is about?
Radmila: And what about the similarities?
character for the sake of a plot point. The story also has to have lots of momentum. Our world now is fast-moving, and there’s so much choice when it comes to how you want to be entertained. Books -certainly commercial books - can’t be ponderous. They have to be as thrilling and surprising as the best boxed set on Netflix, and more absorbing than social media. That applies to every genre.
Radmila: Your protagonist is a courtroom artist which is an unusual and interesting choice. What led you to choose such a protagonist? Tell us about her.