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Author Katie Williams on 'My Murder' and the fascination with true crime

Katie Williams is the author of "My Murder".
Athena Delene
Katie Williams is the author of "My Murder".

Katie Williams made a splash with Tell the Machine Goodnight back in 2018. Her new release, My Murder, takes place in a similar futuristic setting, though one that’s not too far off from where we are now.

The book follows Lou, the victim of a serial killer, who along with her other victims, is brought back to life as a clone of her former self. Through their support group, Lou and the other victims together try to make sense of their murders.

I spoke with Katie Williams about this not so distant future, society’s fascination with true crime, and the complexities of writing from the perspective of a clone.

My Murder was published by Riverhead.

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