Kerry fascinates me as a reader, she has a way of drawing you into the storylines from the start. Her books are all linked as police procedures, Kerry cleverly adapts this by looking at the differing perspectives.
This time in Watch You Burn as well as Police involvement we meet Edina Blaze from the Fire Investigation Team (FIT). Edina's personal issues alone make an interesting read.
Within the pages as the story unfolds we are given, mystery, tensions, suspense, crimes in torturous ways.
The characters have their own personal issues to deal with and this is done extremely sensitively, but with an emotional rawness that leaves you with an ache.
High praise to Kerry for an action packed book that is full of twists without compromise.
If you have enjoyed KA Richardson's previous books you will love this, Watch you Burn can be read as a stand alone, with writing and plot lines with such intensity, you don't want to...look out for her other books.
My name is Kerry-Ann Richardson (generally known as Kerry) and I write as KA Richardson. I started writing the North East Police series in 2010 when I was working towards my MA Creative Writing – I used the first 15000 words of With Deadly Intent as my dissertation.
I passed my MA in 2011 and kept on writing. This all came about from working as a Crime Scene Investigator – I’d always written but when I was a CSI I went to see a psychic, Anthony, and he wanted to know why I wasn’t writing.
He reminded me that it was my passion and said he could see me signing in Waterstones in 5 years. That was 5.5 years before my first ever signing in Waterstones so he wasn’t far wrong!
I did the normal things writers do when their book is ready to go out into the world – submitted to agents etc. I got a few nice personal responses back – still saying no but being constructive and polite about it.
I approached Darren Laws from Caffeine Nights whilst at a crime festival and he asked to see my work.
He agreed to publish With Deadly Intent from there, and once that was out I approached Bloodhound Books as wanted to know if there was any other interest in my novels. Bloodhound came back within 24 hours and offered me a 3 book deal! And I’ve since signed an additional 3 book deal with them which covers the series up to and including book 7
Twitter: @kerryann77 or @karichardson77