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playlist-barrygruff-1My frustrated DJ is emerging and as I’ve done with my last few books, I’ve created a playlist for my heroine Olivia Shaw from DECEPTIVE PRACTICES.  Olivia’s playlist is pretty dark as she’s a woman under the gun, not surprising considering her clear and present danger. This mix tape is the kind of thing Roy at Infidelity Limited would send her just to unsettle her that little bit more.

If you’ve read the book, these songs will make a lot of sense and if you haven’t, it should give you an inkling as to what to expect.

So here’s what’s on her playlist:

1.       Dangerous woman” –  Ariana Grande

2.       Grounds for divorce” – Elbow

3.       How we operate” – Gomez

4.       Cheating” –   John Newman

5.       Pound Of Flesh Regina Spektor.

6.       Band of goldFreda Payne

7.       GamblerKenny Rogers

8.       Baby did a bad bad thingChris Issak

9.       ShakedownELO

10.   Fire– The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

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monstersI’m a bit of a frustrated disc jockey at heart. I love coming up with playlists—and I’ve come up with a killer playlist…for fiction’s most notorious killers. I hope you enjoy and slay away!  😆

Freddy Krueger—”Dream weaver” by Gary Wright

Norman Bates—”Mama” by Genesis

Jason Voorhees—”Knives Out” by Radiohead

Leatherface—”Chainsaw” by The Band Perry

Chucky—”Puppet on a string” by Sandie Shaw

Damien Thorn—”The devil inside” by INXS

Michael Myers—”First cut is the deepest” by Cat Stevens

Hannibal Lector—”Happy Meal II” by The Cardigans

Pinhead—”Man in the Box” by Alice in Chains

Carrie—”Invisible Touch” by Genesis

 

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playlist-barrygruff-1I’m a big music freak and as I’ve done with my last couple of books, I’ve created a playlist for my heroine Zoë Sutton from THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY. Zoë’s playlist is pretty dark as she’s a troubled woman, not surprising considering her past problems and her present danger. This mix tape is the kind of thing her therapist would have her make to help her understand herself better. So here’s what I expect to find on her playlist:

1. “Hit me with your best shot” – Pat Benatar
2. “One way or another” – Blondie
3. “Missing” – Everything But The Girl
4. “Showdown” – ELO
5. “Tallyman” – Jeff Beck
6. “I’ve Been Waiting For A Girl Like You” – Foreigner
7. “Wicked Game” – Chris Isaak
8. “Bad Girls” – M.I.A.
9. “The First Cut Is The Deepest” – Cat Stevens
10. “Out of Control” – She Wants Revenge
11. “Hurt” – Johnny Cash
12. “Fox On The Run” – Sweet
13. “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing” – Chris Issak
14. “Out of Control” – Hoobastank
15. “Died in your arms” – Cutting Crew

Readers of the book should recognize the significance of these songs and song titles, so if you have suggestions for Zoë, call them out. I’m sure Zoë will appreciate it. 🙂

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NO SHOW’s Terry Sheffield is a bit of a hopeless romantic.  I mean the man crossed an ocean for love.  So naturally, he’s the kind of guy who’d make a mix tape (am I dating myself?) for that special girl in his life.  So based on his experiences, here’s what I expect to find on his NO SHOW playlist:

1.       Breakfast in America” – Supertramp
2.       Sara(h)” – Fleetwood Mac
3.       Ain’t No Sunshine (When She’s Gone)” – Bill Withers
4.       Wish You Were Here” – Pink Floyd
5.       Lies” – The Black Keys
6.       She’s Not There” – The Zombies
7.       Revenge” – Sparklehorse
8.       Hold Your Tongue” – Jump Little Children
9.       Cold As Ice” – Foreigner
10.   Rescue Me” – Fontella Bass
11.   American Woman” – Guess Who
12.   I Will Follow You Into The Dark” – Death Cab for Cutie
13.   Trouble” – Ray LaMontagne 
14.   Psycho Killer” – Talking Heads
15.   Oscar Mayer Bologna” – Daniel Bedingfield

Readers of the book should recognize the significance of these songs and song titles, so if you have suggestions for Terry, call them out.  I’m sure Terry will appreciate it.  🙂

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