1. THE ARTISTS VISION OF HIMSELF
Later drafts left behind the cross dressing and Fight Club inspired plot for the one that made it to the novel. We’re sure it could have made an exciting twist but we’re glad they were separated in order for them to individually impact the story.
2. BASED ON TRUE EVENTS
A lot of dramatic licence goes into thriller novels. However, the kidnapping of Gabrielle’s baby was actually based on a series of true crime documentaries VIVIKA had watched. Knowing that makes that scene all the more disturbing!
3. MAM IS A SYMBOL
Sheis never given a true name. David’s mother, only ever referred to as MAM, is a grotesquely obese, selfish monster. She stands as a symbol of the greed and lack of empathy that is all too prevalent in society today.
4. HARVESTER FARM
As a little girl, Vivika spent most summers on a farm. She learned a lot about the lifestyle and the general day to day work. It was this that inspired the setting of HARVESTER farm and no doubt gave it the realism found in the novel.
5. THAT WEIRD RELATIONSHIP THING
When introduced to WINSLOW it was obvious he had complete control over our farm girl. From telling her which body wash to use, what dresses to wear and informing him of her whereabouts at all times to her on her knees crawling to him delivering apples reminiscent of The Secretary. Yes, they are in a BDSM relationship but rather than Fifty Shades of Grey it is more Fifty Shades of WTF. Winslow holds Julia’s entire life in his hands and he is happy to exploit that.
6. WHO’S THE PAPPA?
Despite the reader being given a very gritty view of David’s childhood we are never given any clue as to who his father was. We can assume he was an absentee father or dead. Either way this information could be a potential plot thread to be picked up in the future.
7. NO DAVEY, NO!
Alex is as close to David as a brother. David was practically raised with Alex’s family so it only seems fitting that Alex is carrying the heart of David’s actual brother ADAM. They say all roads lead to the same place in the end and that end in this case is HARBOUR HOUSE!
8. THE HANDY HELPERS
Glenn was a stand out character for the readers. Some even argued that if there is to be future story he would be the weak link and the downfall of the HARVESTERS and the extra curricular activities they are up to on behalf of the despicable doctor.
Glenn is sweet natured, hard working and apart from being physically strong he probably isn’t really cut out for life in the Shady City. But the welfare of his little daughter keeps him plugging on no matter how difficult the tasks for the farm become.
Curtis on the other hand isn’t quite so picky. But even the foulest of us have our limits, right?
9. PENN AUCTION HOUSE
Yes they didn’t appear in person but the PENN triplets are a big feature in Muse. What might have been missed is that the youngest of the triplets, REGGIE, was a fan of David’s work and as the AUCTION HOUSE relies on his ability to spot the next best thing he is who David owes thanks to for his work being picked up.
10. PEEKABOO! MORE CROSS OVERS
Despite being stand alone stories, all VW thrillers and graphic novels are a shared universe so there are often cross overs. Incase you weren’t aware, in the closing chapter of MUSE, David is introduced to a musician named VINCENT. Yes most people have noticed that the MAESTRO himself has returned and could potentially be taking centre stage again in future novels.
Whilst Vincent was an obvious one, there was also an older woman in that same chapter who was stood by the window waiting for her niece. Vincent confirms her name is TAWNY and yes she is in fact the BARONESS of the KNOCK KNOCK CLUB and in order to find out the connection tune in for VOLUME 2 Coming this August.
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