Drawing inspiration from real-life experiences and people, Olivia Foster weaves a tale that explores themes of trust, betrayal, and the lengths people will go to protect their secrets. Through meticulous research, she brings authenticity to the story, immersing readers in the world of the characters and their struggles.
Never Go Back is a gripping psychological thriller that will leave readers breathless. Set in the small town of Millfield, the story revolves around the mysterious disappearance of Emily, a young woman whose husband, Mark, becomes the prime suspect.
As the investigation intensifies, Mark's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, and he starts experiencing haunting visions of Emily. Convinced that she is still alive and trying to communicate with him, Mark becomes obsessed with deciphering the cryptic messages he receives.
Never Go Back is a rollercoaster ride of suspense and tension, delving deep into the complexities of relationships and the dark secrets that can lurk beneath the surface. With its unpredictable twists and turns, this novel will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Meanwhile, Emily's best friend, Sarah, takes matters into her own hands and begins her own investigation. Through interviews with friends and family, Sarah uncovers a web of lies and deceit that threatens to unravel everything.
The characters in Never Go Back are multi-dimensional and evolve throughout the story. As the author delves into their psyches, unexpected revelations emerge, challenging both the characters and readers' perceptions.
ScriptMind is privileged to be the publisher of Never Go Back. Olivia Foster's debut Novel will be available in the fall of 2023.
Ms. Foster, what inspired you to become a novelist and pursue writing as a career? The decision to become a novelist and pursue writing as a career was a natural progression for me. I wanted to create stories that would transport readers, evoke emotions, and leave a lasting impact. I wanted to explore the depths of human nature, unravel mysteries, and challenge perceptions. Writing became a way for me to express my thoughts, ideas, and imagination in a way that could resonate with others.
Could you share a bit about your journey as a debut novelist? How did you navigate the process of writing and publishing your first book?
The inspiration for my debut novel, Never Go Back, came from a combination of personal experiences, real-life events, and my fascination with the complexities of relationships. I wanted to delve into the dark corners of the human psyche and explore the secrets that can shape our lives. The desire to craft a gripping psychological thriller, one that would keep readers on the edge of their seats, was a driving force behind my decision to pursue writing as a career.
What kind of research did you undertake while writing your debut novel? Did you discover anything surprising or unexpected during this process?
I conducted extensive research to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of the story. As it was a psychological thriller, I delved into various topics such as criminal psychology, forensic science, and the intricacies of police investigations. One aspect of my research involved studying real-life cases and examining the psychology behind criminal behavior. This helped me understand the motivations and thought processes of my characters, particularly the antagonist. I wanted to create a complex and believable villain, so understanding the psychological aspects was crucial.
What was the most rewarding aspect of writing your debut novel? Is there a particular scene or moment that stands out to you as especially meaningful?
Writing Never Go Back was a rewarding journey me because I poured my heart and soul into crafting a thrilling narrative that would captivate readers. The most meaningful moment in the novel comes when the truth behind Emily's disappearance is finally revealed, leaving readers with a sense of closure and satisfaction. I tried to depict every character's voice in a natural way so the reader can decide what is truth, what is lie.
As a debut novelist, how do you feel about reader feedback and reviews? Have you received any memorable responses from readers so far?
Honestly, I value reader feedback and reviews. I have received memorable responses from beta readers who were deeply affected by the twists and turns of the story. These interactions have motivated me to continue writing and exploring new ideas.
Are there any particular authors or books that have influenced your writing style or storytelling techniques? How do you think your debut novel fits within the broader literary landscape?
In terms of literary influences, I draw inspiration from renowned suspense writers such as Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins. Their mastery of storytelling techniques has shaped the my own writing style, which blends psychological suspense with intricate character development.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers who are working on their own debut novels?
For aspiring writers working on their own debut novels, I'd say staying true to their vision and not being discouraged by setbacks. I always emphasize the importance of perseverance and seeking feedback from trusted sources to improve their craft.
Are there any upcoming projects or ideas you're currently exploring? Can we expect more novels from you in the future?
Well, Looking ahead, I am excited about future projects and ideas but right now I am just exploring new storylines and characters, and readers can expect more thrilling novels in the future.