I wrote NO ONE ELSE CAN HAVE YOU in my car (not while driving). My apartment at the time had a lot of rodent infestations, and my car had a better sound system.
Here’s a playlist of the songs that inspired me, echoed in my head during certain scenes, and ultimately established the overall mood of the book.
I dare you to listen to it while reading. It makes a pretty good soundtrack.
About the book
Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 689 688), is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.
Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary, sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.
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About the Author
Kathleen Hale was born and raised in Wisconsin. She graduated from Harvard in 2010. No One Else Can Have You is her first novel.