Today I’m pleased to welcome Brad Parks to the blog. Brad is the author of the Carter Ross series which includes The Good Cop and The Player and the standalone novel Say Nothing. His latest novel, Closer Than You Know was published by Faber and Faber on 15 March 2018.
Brad kindly answered a few of my questions.
1. Tell us a little about Closer Than You Know.
The premise is really quite simple: That no matter where you go in the developed world, there is an agency of government that has the authority to take people’s children from them; and that someone who understands that system could manipulate it to steal someone’s child. So we start with Melanie Barrick, a working mother, rushing away from her job to pick up her son at daycare—only to learn the child has been taken away by social services. And no one will…
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Hi everyone! I have been on holiday for nearly two weeks now and I have been taking advantage of the free time. I have been cooking and baking up a storm and learning new things. One of the goodies I made was this twist bread. I have always admired these kinds of breads and marveled at how beautiful they look. I never dared to try making one because I thought it would be too hard and I thought that making the twist would make a mess. I can be a bit clumsy! But I was feeling rather brave the other day and I decided to make one for the Sunday brunch! That day, I was reminded not to avoid something because it appears difficult. Challenges are good and they serve to helps us learn and to surprise ourselves! this recipe was not hard and the result was glorious, and this is…
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ly didn’t want to capture it. It was like