Some of you may remember how I had to overcome my shyness to do the final research for Web of Angels. I’m very comfortable in interviews and I can do the extroverted thing when required (though admittedly after days of it, I just want to sit quietly in a semi-dark room!). But the thought of interrupting the important work of police officers out to catch the baddest of the bad guys–well that brought out all my bashfulness.
But I never did post about the full experience here. So when I was asked to do a guest blog for Indigo, it was the perfect opportunity to recall it:
When I went to see the station, I was fascinated by what I saw there: the posters that said “You’ve Got the Power” and “Murdered”; the photograph of the division’s hockey team; the weight room where officers can work off stress; the joking notes taped to chairs; the cells with their green bars. I saw a man slumped on a bench, waiting to be processed. I saw an interview room, small, windowless, barred.
The full post is here.