Author: Hannah Jayne
Publisher: Soucebooks Fire
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
When two boys walk into the woods, and one comes out covered in blood, what would you believe?
Fletcher and Adam venture into the woods for an afternoon hike, but when day turns into night and neither boy returns, their town is thrown into turmoil. Avery, the detective's daughter, is the one to find Fletcher—dishelved, disoriented, and covered in blood. He has no memory of what happened, but Avery can't shake the feeling that something's off. When Adam's body is finally found, Avery is determined to uncover the truth. But if she stands by her gut, and Fletcher, is she standing by a friend, or a murderer? The answer might cost her her life.
Author InterviewEmily: Hey Hannah, welcome back! I had you on my blog for the Truly, Madly, Deadly Blog Tour and I'm excited to interview you this time about The Escape.
Thanks, thrilled to be back!
How did writing The Escape differ from writing Truly, Madly, Deadly?The Escape took a different kind of brainpower. I wanted to get everything right and in no way misrepresent mental illness as just someone being “crazy,” so I interviewed psychologists, psychiatrists and several pediatric doctors. I also roamed around in the woods and got “lost” for about six hours just to figure out what really goes through your head that deep in the forest for that long. And I wanted to see how the sky, temperature and terrain change and really, how lost you can get by going off a main hiking trail (answer: really darn lost; I didn’t see a single other person the whole six hours). Also, no cell service! Luckily, I was “rescued” by a crazy-happy Search & Rescue pup named Teke—he was training too so it was a win-win for both of us.
If The Escape that a theme song what would it be?Good question! While I’m trying to get my boyfriend’s band to write a real Death to Sea Monkeys (the band shows up in a lot of my books!) song, I think The Escape’s theme song would be an old one from a band called Harvey Danger. The song is “Flagpole Sitta.”
Who was your favorite character to write in The Escape?I really liked to write Avery. She was spunky but still had a really deep, emotional side.
What was the last book you read and loved?Oh my gosh! I’m poly-literate: I have to read multiple books at once! I read Patty Blount’s SOME GIRLS and wanted to climb into it and live. Also April Henry’s THE GIRL WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE. April and I shared a room a couple months ago on a trip to LA; I had to sleep with one eye open.
Do you have another novel in the works? If so, can you tell us anything about it?Actually, I JUST finished it!
TWISTED will be out next July and it follows seventeen year old Bex Andrews. She’s just moved to Kill Devil Hills, NC in an effort to escape who she was: Beth Anne Reimer, the daughter of Raleigh’s most notorious serial killer, The Wife Collector. She’s created a new life with new friends and even a new family—or at least it seems that way until one of Bex’s friends turns up dead with the same chilling signature her father used to use: removing the left ring finger of his victim. As clues—and bodies—pile up, Bex has to face the fact that The Wife Collector is back, and she’s the one who brought him home.
Hannah Jayne is possibly the only person living in Silicon Valley who has never worked in high tech. When she’s not writing, she’s obsessively watching HGTV or shopping at Target…also obsessively. Find out more about Hannah’s urban fantasy, young adult thrillers, and latest obsessions at hannah-jayne.com.