Why are people so fascinated with shows like Criminal Minds and Law & Order SVU? We cringe when we see him on the screen with his bloody knife in hand, creeping behind his victim. We flip through the pages of the latest Jonathan Kellerman or Alex Kava’s novel so that we can see what the killer will do next.
It’s a part of our nature to be fascinated by things that shock us, and if nothing else, serial killers definitely fits the bill: The Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, The Zodica Killer, John Wayne Gacy, Aileen Wuornos, and so many others. So, to answer my own question, shock, shock is what keeps us glue in our seat; keeps us turning the pages.
I hope to keep that shock value alive with my Twins trilogy, and trust me the story of identical twin sisters, Stacey and Jannifer McHill will surely shock you..