Listen: 'Chemical Hearts' author Krystal Sutherland on the special sister bond that helped her write her next novel
Australian-born British-based author Krystal Sutherland has had a massive few years since her debut novel Chemical Hearts was released in 2016 – adapted into a film by Amazon Studios – and Krystal has since found herself on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
Krystal has returned with a brand new book, House of Hollow, telling Sam Robinson on Hope Breakfast that it’s written in the style of folklore, similar to a classic Grimm fairytale.
The story follows the three Hollow sisters, who vanished for a month when they were children, and all reappeared with no memory of what had happened to them. The story then flashes forward 10 years, where one of the sisters vanishes again – forcing the remaining sisters to team up and discover what exactly happened to them as children.
As one of three sisters herself, Krystal leaned on the special bond she shares with her own siblings, and reflected this in the Hollow sisters relationship with each other.
Krystal shared more about her writing process and situation of being stuck in London through a pandemic in the player above.