Siccing psychics on sickos…
By Lisa Jackson
I’m really not sure how it happened but despite the fact that my characters insist on going their own darn way most of the time, it turns out I’m guilty. Yes. Apparently, I am guilty of siccing psychics—or at least people with a smattering of psychic power—on sickos. The sickos, of course, being my serial killers. And they are sick. That’s what makes them so deadly and so terribly hard to predict.
Anyway, about the psychics…One of the elements in LOST SOULS is Kristi Bentz’s ability to predict a person’s death. In front of her eyes, the color of someone might leech from their skin and Kristi sees the person in shades of black and white. What’s worse is that she sees her own father’s death at the end of ABSOLUTE FEAR and her concern for Rick Bentz’s life carries through LOST SOULS.
I think Kristi’s sixth sense makes her a little more interesting. To be honest she was more than a little self centered in HOT BLOODED and COLD BLOODED so it was about time for her to think of someone else.
Now I’m on the horns of a dilemma in my next book. Kristi, of course, won’t be the heroine, but MALICE is her father Rick Bentz’s story. As I write it (No, it’s NOT finished) I’ll have to figure out how to resolve her gift . . . or not. For those of you familiar with my recent books you’ll remember that Kristi’s stepmother, Olivia, has her own unique ability as she saw murders as they were committed.
And then, of course, there’s the vampire thing going on in LOST SOULS.
All right. Guilty as charged. And loving it.