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Published by Point Blank, 6 February 2020. ISBN:
There’s been a fire, and Fire
Inspector Sangwuk and Police Sergeant Dongski have been sent to investigate.
The only survivor is a child, Hayeong, who asks to be sent to her father,
living now with his new wife. Seonkyeong is willing to accept her
uncommunicative stepdaughter, but she’s also got problems at work: the
country’s most notorious serial killer Yi Byeongdo, has broken his prison
silence to say he’ll talk to a psychiatrist – Seonkyong, and only her. What
games is he playing?
Korean-set psychological thriller moves between narrators. The main narrative
is present-day, in the third person from Seonkyeong’s point of view: her
criminal psychology lectures exploring theories of why some people become
serial killers, her attempts to make Hayeong welcome in their home and to help
her fit in at school, and herinterviews
with Yi Byegongdo.
also tells his own story of the childhood abuse that turned him into a killer,
and these sections occur throughout the book. There are also short sections
with Hayeong’s point of view and her feelings about her new home and
story moves along swiftly; you quickly develop sympathy for the main
characters, and hope that Seonkyeong can use her skills to help both her ‘children’.
However you also fear that the darkness in Byegongdo is beyond mending, and
that his use of Seonkyeong as a substitute mother will not end well. The ending
scenes are real page-turners and the final twist was totally unexpected.
gripping psycholocial thriller which looks at the experiences which make a
serial killer, and asks if it’s possible to reverse that damage.
Mi-Ae-Seowas born in Punggi. She started writing
poetry for the first time after entering a college. At the age of 20, she was
elected to a contest and debuted as a poet. After graduating from a college,
she began her career as a broadcasting writer and turned into a screenplay
writer, while writing mystery novels, too. From 1994 to 2005, she has focused
on screenplay and only wrote short stories. In 2006, her first book 30 Ways
To Kill Your Husband for which she won the Annual Spring Literary Contest. and
she started to devote herself to write mystery novels. And some of her short
stories became TV drama and movies. In 2010, The Only Child was
published, and the film rights were sold just after the publication. She is
writing the 2nd book of The Only Child.
Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh
and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time
teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her husband and two
Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by
history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as
a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys
exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.Marsali also does a regular monthly column
for the Mystery People e-zine.