Author Val McDermid puts the “thrill” in thriller with her bestselling crime fiction reads, including her newest title, ‘The Vanishing Point’. Her ability to evoke horror and fear in her readers is unmatched, something that rings true throughout her popular Tony Hill series, which is about a psychologist and criminal profiler who takes on cases that make an episode of Criminal Minds look like a children’s story.

While Val was in town for the Canadian leg of ‘The Vanishing Point’ tour, we invited her to Kobo HQ for lunch and jumped at the chance to have her sit down with journalist and author Paula Todd (‘Finding Karla’) in our first-ever ‘Kobo in Conversation’ video chat series.

Watch the fantastic discussion about ‘The Vanishing Point’, fame, privacy, and where dark stories come from.