Irish novelist and screenwriter JO SPAIN talks to Paul Burke about her new novel THE PERFECT LIE, her most intricate and exciting stand alone thriller to date. Jo also tells us about her TV series Harry Wild and, a host of projects in the pipeline and the writers who inspires her, not to mention the art of the psychological thriller and Lapland.
Jo Spain is the author of the bestselling Tom Reynolds detective series and several No.1 bestselling standalone thrillers. Jo is a full-time screenwriter. Her first show, critically-acclaimed crime series 'Taken Down', aired in 2018. In 2021, she co-wrote Harry Wild, starring Jane Seymour, with its creator, Emmy-award winning David Logan (to air 2022). She is currently working on several international productions, including adaptations of her own novels. A graduate of Trinity College, Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and four children.
THE PERFECT LIE: Five years ago, Erin Kennedy moved to New York following a family tragedy. She now lives happily with her detective husband in the scenic seaside town of Newport, Long Island. When Erin answers the door to Danny's police colleagues one morning, it's the start of an ordinary day. But behind her, Danny walks to the window of their fourth-floor apartment and jumps to his death.
Eighteen months later, Erin is in court, charged with her husband's murder. Over that year and a half, Erin has learned things about Danny she could never have imagined. She thought he was perfect. She thought their life was perfect.
But it was all built on The Perfect Lie.
Jem&Son and Paul Burke for editing this episode and to Southgate and Leigh for allowing us to sample their song Don't Wait.
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