Thursday, May 22, 2014

Interview with S.E. Green author of Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct
Author: S.E. Green
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: May 6, 2014

“A zippy, gripping psychological drama.” ~Kirkus Reviews
She’s not evil, but she has certain... urges.
Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick.
Because she might be one herself.
Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals—delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs.
And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return... in parts.
When Lane excitedly gets involved in the hunt for “the Decapitator,” the vicious serial murderer that has come to her hometown, she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her birth dad and her own dark past. And once the Decapitator contacts Lane directly, Lane knows she is no longer invisible or safe. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killer’s identity before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim...

What inspired you to write about serial killers?
I am a huge fan of shows like Hannibal, The Following, and Dexter. So when I started plotting a new series, the serial killer theme was a natural fit for me.

Who was your favorite character in Killer Instinct to write?
Lane (the main character) for sure! She is unlike any I have ever written. She is very black and white, logical, and dark.

What were your three favorite things about writing Killer Instinct?
1) The retribution shown to those who deserve it. 
2) Exploring my own dark side through Lane 
3) The ending. My God the ending!

If Killer Instinct had a theme song what would it be?
Past Mistake by Tricky. It’s haunting and creepy.

What was the last book you finished and loved?​
I’m reading Anne Blankman’s Prisoner of Night and Fog. I don’t normally read historical fiction but I am totally engrossed with it. If you’re looking for a gripping and captivating historical thriller, then you can’t go wrong. I can’t wait to finish it!

About The Author
S. E. Green or Shannon Greenland is the author of the award winning Middle Grade spy series, The Specialists, which was an ALA top pick and a National Reader’s Choice Recipient. Killer Instinct marks her debut into the world of thrillers.

Shannon is an adjunct professor and an avid adventurer. She can be found mostly in Florida where she’s outside enjoying all the Sunshine State has to offer.

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