Guest Post // No Stone Unturned by Andrea Kane
Given that No Stone Unturned is the 8th book in the Forensic Instincts series, I’ve had years of developing and getting to know the FI team members, both individually and as a whole. You’d think that would make it a lot easier to write one of their books, wouldn’t you? Not the case!
When I first wrote The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (Forensic Instincts book #1), the FI team consisted only of Casey, Marc, and Ryan. Claire and Patrick came on board (as did Hero) after that, and Emma entered as a breath of fresh air even later still. So I got to know the three core team members first, and then “marinated” and developed the rest of the team. Now they’re an organic whole, and yet they’re still very much individuals. To me, it’s a perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts it’s made of.
That being said, each member of the team grows and matures in his/her own way as the series progresses. For example, Casey has evolved from being maybe a tad too independent to being part of a close, loving relationship with Hutch. They take a huge emotional step in No Stone Unturned, one Casey never imagined taking. Yet, despite her feelings for Hutch, she’s retained those fierce strength and leadership qualities that make her the perfect president of FI. So while she’s still, in essence, the same person, she’s evolved into someone deeper and more open. She brings those traits to the table as she heads up the team and deals with their clients. And she brings the newer, softer side of her into the tight family that Forensic Instincts has become.
Casey isn’t the only one who shows elements of emotional vulnerability in this book. Ryan surprises us all (even me!) in his relationships with both Claire and his younger sister, Fiona. You’ll see a softer side of Ryan that’s as unexpected as the one you saw with Marc when he married his wife Madeleine. At the onset of the FI series, both these men were diehard loners. Not anymore!
Claire has gained a certain level of peace in dealing with the gift of claircognizance she’s been given. The team has come to not only accept it, but, in most cases, to embrace it. She’ll always be the soft-hearted member of the team, and the one who feels the most deeply and with the most empathy. But she speaks her mind and can hold her own—especially with Ryan.
Emma is always one surprise after another to me, which is why I love writing her so much. She’s gained a world of maturity since she joined the FI team, leaving behind her days as a street kid/pickpocket. But she’s still so full of life, so exuberant, and so unpredictable that I get breathless just keeping up with her.
Patrick and Hero are my feet-(or paws)-on-the-ground guys. There’s a certain comfort in knowing they’ll always stay consistent and hold down the fort in the ways each of them does best.
As I write this post, I realize I’m discussing the FI team members as if they’re real people. That’s because, to me, they are. Like dear friends, I understand them, work with them, and merge them together to bring Forensic Instincts to life. I know they’ll continue to grow and evolve both as individuals and as a team, and I feel privileged to help them do that and to share the exciting results with you in each and every one of their books!
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Andrea Kane is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty novels, including sixteen psychological thrillers and fourteen historical romantic suspense titles. With her signature style, Kane creates unforgettable characters and confronts them with life-threatening danger. As a master of suspense, she weaves them into exciting, carefully-researched stories, pushing them to the edge?and keeping her readers up all night.
Kane’s first contemporary suspense thriller, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, became an instant New York Times bestseller. She followed with a string of bestselling psychological thrillers including NO WAY OUT, TWISTED and DRAWN IN BLOOD.
Her latest in the highly successful Forensic Instincts series, NO STONE UNTURNED, showcases the dynamic, eclectic team of maverick investigators as they solve a seemingly impossible case while narrowly avoiding enraged law enforcement frustrated over Forensic Instincts’ secretive and successful interference in a murder case. The first showcase of Forensic Instincts’ talents came with the New York Times bestseller, THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE, followed by THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE, THE STRANGER YOU KNOW, THE SILENCE THAT SPEAKS, THE MURDER THAT NEVER WAS, A FACE TO DIE FOR, and DEAD IN A WEEK.
With a worldwide following of passionate readers, her books have been published in more than twenty languages. Kane lives in New Jersey with her husband and family. She’s an avid crossword puzzle solver and a diehard Yankees fan.
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