Lorna Cook – Historical mystery writer talks about dual-narratives

Lorna Cook’s new novel is ‘The Forbidden Promise’. It’s a dual-narrative, set in two timelines. In 1940, Constance finds a crashed Spitfire in the Scottish Highlands and must keep the pilot safe, against her families wishes. In 2020, Kate arrives in a Scottish B&B, and discovers a house with a dark history that has some connection to Constance.


We talk about why she writes dual-narrative, and why it’s taken her a while to learn the tricks of writing it. Also, we chat about why she loves the edit, and how water-tight her writing day has to be in a house full of chaotic kids.

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