I never got to the sequel.
At the end of Wolf, certain reveals about the characters that should inspire a reread are still very much in place, but I've designed it so that a new reader will have no idea what the twist of the last novel was, while the readers who have read Wolf (as few as they are) will have a bit of a wink and nod as sprinklings and pretty clues regarding the characters are played out.
This novel, currently under the working title of True Monsters: Right Over Clay, will have a different tone and philosophical bent since it features a tangential character as protagonist, and very different circumstances.
In Right, Dr. Adam Manikin, forensic pathologist and city coroner, goes up against a serial killer that is basing their murders on the Salem Witch Trials. The Killer has taken the name Matthew Hopkins, after the famous Witch Hunter General.
In Wolf, nihilism was the true enemy of freedom. In Right, humanism is the Achilles heal against...well, you'll have to read to find out.
This will be a solvable case, with enough evidence for the reader to solve, or just go along for the ride.
Thankfully, this month is also NaNoWriMo, and this always provides me with the kick in the pants and deadline I need to get the work done.
Okay, I'll leave all you alone for a bit while I hit the keyboard.
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