“Lyin’ Eyes” inspired the opening scene of this novel, but it’s the first song of this playlist that sets the tone of the book. As with the first two novels, most of the songs fit a particular scene.

I selected a number of these before I penned the first words of the book. Others came to me as I wrote the story.

“Fortunate Son” is from a scene featuring a Vietnam Vet. At one point, Christine feels Vince is keeping secrets from her, hence the Carly Simon tune.

This is a haunting tune, but it serves a purpose in the book.