“I’m just saying there are threads, okay? Threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected.” Dennis Lehane, MYSTIC RIVER
Reading these words gives me the chills. Why? Because the truth in them applies to everyone–no matter who you are. Because it doesn’t matter whether you are embroiled in a murder case or just taking a trip or choosing a school or visiting family. Everything is connected. Mystery and thriller writers (all writers really) use that concept to tell their stories, because we know that life is a series of choices and threads. Dennis Lehane is a brilliant writer and does it better than most.
Thank you, Dennis!