5 Tips for Writing a Domestic Thriller

When I set out to write my second thriller, The perfect escape, I’ve always been balancing the core of the idea and the characters of my characters with everything I’ve known from years of reading puzzles and thrillers and watching Hitchcock and Gulls movies. I never like to follow a formula, but I know that readers (like me) will expect a number of twists, turns, and surprises when they pick up a new movie.

(Lea Konin: On Thrilling Real-Life Inspiration)

While I don’t think there is one way to write a homegrown thriller, here are a few things I always try to keep in mind:


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