The Story Behind the Darkness

Darkness All Around by Doug MageeIn Doug Magee’s recent compelling contribution to The Rap Sheet’s “Story Behind the Story” series, he discusses how¬†his time working with death row inmates inspired his new novel.

Doug writes, “I found myself identifying with the men and had many cold-sweat moments imagining being in their shoes, waking to the reality that I had killed and the killing could not be reversed or absolved.” Doug uses this ability to empathize to great effect in DARKNESS ALL AROUND, which opens with a man coming to the horrible realization that he murdered his wife’s best friend.

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