CS Duffy author of Dark of Night joins me to take part in my Getting To Know The Character Interview with Amy Kerr…..Which is out now
Ruari is on his way to confess his love for best friend Lorna when he discovers that she has gone missing.
Lorna was writing a blog about an infamous Scottish serial killer Stuart Henderson who is currently on death row in Texas. When Lorna’s body is discovered in the Campsies, Ruari sets out to retrace her last steps in the hopes of finding her killer – but somebody has beaten him to it.
Forensic psychologist Amy Kerr has been watching Alec McAvoy for months, certain that he is the so-called Dancing Girls Killer who evaded capture in London five years previously. Now he has struck in Glasgow, she is determined to close the net around him – until Ruari gets in her way.
Dark of Night is a fast paced, twisty thriller heavily laced with black Glasgow humour in which no one is quite who they seem and guilty is in the eye of the beholder.
Can you describe your character?
Amy Kerr is haunted by the knowledge that her husband is a serial killer and she had no idea. She is determined to make up for letting his victims down – somehow.
What is her job role and where does she work?
Amy trained to be a psychologist, specialising in forensic profiling. Currently she is working in a sandwich shop in Glasgow, because she has suspicions about one of the customers.
Where did the original idea of Amy come about?
Many years ago, a colleague told me a story about how her aunt had gone on a date with Ted Bundy. Food poisoning saved her life, but what really fascinated me is how she had spent several hours in his company – and was disappointed when he didn’t phone!
What makes Amy original?
Amy’s history is hopefully fairly unique 😉 but more than that she is determined, almost obsessed with the idea of trapping serial killers and bringing them to justice whatever danger she has to put herself in to do so – and she never loses her Glasgow humour.
What makes her tick?
Justice. Protecting future murder victims.
What is her biggest fear?
That maybe deep down she suspected something.
If you and your character met in real life, do you think you’d get on?
I do – I love Amy. She can be a bit prickly, and doesn’t trust everyone – but I like to think she would warm to me!
Who would you like to see play Amy if your books were made into a film or TV show?
Karen Gillan for sure!
How many books do you have in the series so far?
The third will be released at the end of April.
What’s in store for them next?
That’s hard to say without giving away any spoilers! Suffice to say, Amy is far from done with her mission…
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C.S. Duffy writes psychological suspense thrillers with a healthy dose of black humour. Her background is in film and TV. She has several projects in development in Sweden and the UK, and her thriller feature Guilty will be shot summer 2018 in Canada. She is the author of Life is Swede, a thriller that was originally written as a blog – leading several readers to contact Swedish news agencies asking them why they hadn’t reported the murder that features in the blog. Dark of Night is her first novel.
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