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On Her Fearful Symmetry

26 October 2009

'The difficulty always, for any book, is the reveal. How much does the reader know at any given moment? Are you being fair if you hold that behind your back and don't tell them until later? So what I'm hoping is that as people get into this they are surprised but then they think: 'Oh, my gosh, yes, of course', but that's really hard to do. That's what mystery writers do and I've always had a lot of respect for them because it's such an amazing craft. But essentially this is a mystery or suspense novel.'

Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, in the Bookseller