We Never Truly Know

Liz Breen
Liz Breen Author Interview

Inside Isla follows a writer living an idyllic life when her husband suggests they go to counselling which reveals cracks in their marriage and secrets are spilled. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

We never truly know what goes on behind closed doors and inside other people’s relationships. I’ve been surprised by people I’ve known. Appearances can be deceptive.

Isla is an interesting character. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Through writing Gem’s character and creating Gem’s journey, Isla accepts her own past. Isla has a materially comfortable life unlike Gem. Isla is never truly compensated for what’s missing, though. Isla goes on a journey of self-forgiveness when she discovers her husband’s secret. The only way Isla can reconcile herself with her own decisions and secrets, is by embracing those of her husband.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The main theme of this book is redemption. Both Isla and Gem seek the ability to come to terms with their mistakes and the decisions they made. The book also explores the lengths we go to, to avoid conflict and pain. I think adversity isn’t always bad, it does make many people stronger, better people.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I have just finished my third novel called, The Cleaner. It’s about an affair between two very different people. It’s still in the editing stage so it’ll be a little while before it’s ready. I have some ideas for another book, though.

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Isla is a writer, married with two children, living an idyllic, rural life in the south of England. When her husband, Roman, suggests they go to counselling to revive their sex life, Isla tentatively agrees. Cracks begin to show in their marriage, and secrets spill. As Isla is writing her latest novel, she realises that her book’s main character, Gem, hasn’t got all the problems of the world, Isla has her fair share. Ultimately, nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets and, as the saying goes, there’s no education like adversity.

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Posted on August 14, 2021, in Interviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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