Many authors build their ideas on a “what if”.  They read about something or experience something and say to themselves “what if this thing went further – or happened in this way”.  It’s something we all probably do either consciously or subconsciously, but for authors that mental game often sparks the ideas that lead to a novel.

Randy Susan Meyers did just that.  Having worked with batterers and violent criminals in her work life, she was already working on the idea of writing about it when her sister reminded her of an incident from their childhood.  Though Randy didn’t remember it,  their father had tried to kill their mother while both young daughters were present.  In the case of Randy’s family, the attempt was aborted and her mother survived the attack.  But this story sparked a “what if” for Randy – and the outcome is THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTER.

The book is the story of sisters Merry and Lulu in the aftermath of the murder of their mother at the hands of their father.  Randy I talked by phone about the book and we could have kept going and going… there is that much to talk about in this book.  If you’re looking for a book club read that will keep your group talking, you have to check out this book!

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— Dana Barrett, Managing Editor

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