#TimeForCrime: getting to the darkest heart of writers and bloggers! With Sarah over at #ByTheLetterBookReviews @sarahhardy681

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Welcome to #TimeForCrime a new series here at Chapterinmylife.

I am inviting bloggers and authors talk about their favourite subject crime, with a set of quick-fire Q&As taking you to the dark heart of the person behind the book or the blog!

Today I am joined by Sarah from Bytheletterbookreviews


Let’s delve into Sarah’s dark mind!

Why crime fiction?
Crime has always been one of my favourite genres to read. There’s just something about being drawn into a book that can have you going through so many emotions. Whether it’s the thrill of the chase or getting into an evil person’s head, either way, I know I’m usually guaranteed a thrilling read that will chill me to the bone. I also love to see if I can work out early on who the bad guys are, of which I would definitely never make a detective that’s for sure!
Favourite book you have reviewed
Ooh I really can never answer these type of questions. It’s like asking a mother to choose her favourite child. I have read so many cracking books. My personal favourites are psychological thrillers with shocking twists of which there is quite a few I could mention but i won’t as i know i will kick myself for forgetting to mention one. Sorry!
You are stranded on a desert island, you can take one book, what will it be?
Another really tough question. Could I say a series? Would I get away with that or is that cheating lol. I will say Far From True by Linwood Barclay. I was lucky enough to be Joanne Robertson’s (blogger at My Chestnut Reading Tree) plus one to an afternoon tea at Betty’s tearooms which she won to spend the afternoon with Linwood Barclay. He was so lovely and I had purchased one of his books but am embarrassed to say I still haven’t read it or any of his others, so it would be the perfect opportunity.
Do you have a kill list and who is on it?
Who doesn’t? I mean surely everyone must have one? There is definitely a few people on there but if I told you who I would probably have to kill you lol 😉
Top criminal (real or fiction)
There are probably a few I could say for this, the one though that really chilled me to the bone was Dr Galbraith from White is the Coldest Colour by John Nicholl. Not sure if it was the story line as it is to do with child abuse, but he was someone who I absolutely loathed and have never quite forgotten him.
Top fictional detective
Aww there are lots of detectives I love, do I really need to choose just one? One I have always had a soft spot for is DI Damen Brook from the crime series written by Steven Dunne. If you’ve read them then you will know why.
Planner or pantser/organised or beautifully chaotic
I love to be organised. I have to have everything ready well in advance or I start to panic. All my reviews for blog tours are usually up and scheduled a couple of weeks prior.
Favourite method of murder
Probably the more unusual the better. As a reader, I think a book will sometimes stick out more if the murders are more shocking and daring.
Best place to dispose a body
Having read a couple of books where the characters disposed of bodies this way, I would have to say a pigs farm. The first time I read of this in a book I was absolutely horrified yet loved every minute reading about it. I won’t say which books as that would then spoil the surprise.
Where can we find you? (Oh your blog details, dafty, any personal haunts send them to me privately!)
You can find me at the following places:


Thank you Sarah, ahhh a girl after my own heart with a wee #charactercrush on Damen Brook! Check out Sarah’s blog for some cracking reviews!

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