” When I’m writing, I don’t read much crime at all – you don’t want to get distracted by other people’s plots. “


” The journalism, I was a financial journalist – it’s very good training as a writer. You have to write for deadlines, you have a certain economy of phrasing. As a training ground as a writer, it’s fantastic. I also think it teaches you to be observant, to listen to people, and gives you an ear of dialogue from doing interviews. “


” Things like the movie ‘Memento’ are interesting to me because our memories of the things we’ve done and how we’ve behaved form our notion of who we are, what our character is. So if part of that were missing, what does that actually say about you? And what does it say about your sense of responsibility for things if you can’t remember them? “


” You can do fascinating things with the tricks memory can play and tell. People can come to believe things which didn’t happen at all if they’re told them enough times. “


” I am interested in the ordinary sort of threat. I know that people are interested in things like serial killers and what have you, but actually, those aren’t the sort of crimes that really happen very much. The sort of crimes that happen tend to be more of a domestic nature and quite banal, but the psychology behind them is always fascinating. “



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I am interested in the ordinary sort of threat. I know that people are interested in things like serial killers and what have you, but actually, those aren
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