Lisa Gardner writes thrillers as herself and romances as Alicia Scott. I love her already! She can be funny (see her Writing Day), she can be heart-breaking (and that’s the thrillers, not the romances). Her dialogues rock. Her characters are so real I feel I know them personally, even if they are tertiary ones like Miss Patsy from Live To Tell. And her plots keep you glued to the pages way, way, way past bedtime.
I’m listening to one of her thrillers in the car this week. In the morning, I can’t wait for my daily commute to work. Weekend tomorrow. Drat.