so here we go, month’s in the making..
The Lisa Carter Files Play List The soundtrack to the Best Selling book series
Katy Perry – Pearl
She opened the app on her phone and started her music. As she opened the front door she was hit full force by the cold wind and it was raining. She stepped outside and braced herself hoping she would warm up soon enough.
I think that this song sets up the whole book, she is more than what people believe Jen to be, on the face of it she is the perfect mother and wife but really there is this whole other side of her that no one else knows about.
Taylor Swift – … Ready For It
‘Let’s dance.’ she dragged him onto the dancefloor and he suddenly became twenty-one again as this unbelievable woman continued to rub herself up against him. He needed to stay in control. The last thing he needed was to get a stonking great hard-on. As she maneuvered her body away from him, he grabbed her close, kissing her and making sure he got a good feel of her body as an electronic urge hit and rushed through his veins
If there was an album that was meant to sum up Hannah, I think it would be Taylor Swift’s Reputation album. We don’t get to see the other side of Hannah in Perfect Lie, she is a vixen and highly sexualised its her defense mechanism, its all she’s ever known. Even Chris wants HER, but he is a good guy and would never take advantage of anyone in the situation they find themselves in.
Limp Bizket – Take A Look Round
Jen removed the gun from the holster and held it with both hands as she headed towards the east of the lines of containers. It was cold and she could feel her feet turning into blocks of ice. She wiggled them, hoping to bring them to life and keep the blood circulating. She was now alone with her thoughts as she tried desperately to keep on the task.
Slight confession here! I always thought that the lyrics went something like
“All the tension in the world today, All the little girls Holdin’ up the world today, When the good comes to bad, the bad comes to good”
So I’ve always imagined this track being used in a big fight scene, so this would be the perfect track even if i knew the correct lyrics…. Plus it “was” the mission impossible theme tune.
Matt Cardle – When We Colide
Someone forced themselves into his flat as he opened the door, colliding with him and pinning him to the wall. The adrenaline pulsed through his body as he felt soft lips against his own. He tried to break free as he felt them brush across his cheek and moved up to his ear.
‘Come on, Detective Inspector. Put some effort in.’
He managed to free himself before pushing her up hard against the closed door. She laughed as their lips met and his hands started to trail her body. He knew exactly who this was. He would no longer be left with what-ifs and regrets. Because right now he had Officer Littlefair pinned against his front door and there was no reason to stop this time.
When I wrote Chris and Hannah’s final scene I always had this song in my head, to the point my editor wrote something along the lines of can we use something other than “collide” as they seem to be doing alot of that.
In this scene both Hannah and Chris get what they finally wanted. each other….
Our Lady Peace – Story About a Girl
This would be the end credits for a Perfect Lie, as it was a story about a girl : )
A Silent Child
Jimmy Eat World – Polaris
“You say that love goes anywhere, In your darkest time, it’s just enough to know it’s there”
All the character’s in A Silent Child do something because of love.
‘Jen, will you promise to always come back to me and the kids?’
Jen looked at him quizzically. ‘I don’t understand, James.’
‘I know we need to put what happened last year behind us, and I’m trying.’ James sat on the edge of the bed and looked at the wall. He had rehearsed what he was going to say to her a million times, so he took a deep breath and tried again. ‘What I mean is, when you go off saving the world, will you promise you’ll always come back to me and the kids?’
‘But I’m not going anywhere.’ Jen moved to sit next to him as she did up her bra.
‘Jen, I don’t want to wake up one morning and for you to have just gone again—’
‘James.’ Jen interrupted him. ‘I’m not going anywhere, though.’
‘I’ve been looking through the news reports. I heard what the DI said. This little boy has been asking for you. He obviously needs your help. If it was his mum who was found in the Trent, he’s completely alone in the world.’
‘I don’t understand, James.’
‘What I’m saying is go back to the DI and go and visit this boy. Just promise me you’ll always come back to us.’
Jen looked at him, clearly surprised. ‘But what you said—’
‘That doesn’t matter any more. Just promise.’
‘I will always come home to you. Who else will put up with my obsessive cleaning and silliness?’ Jen placed her hand on her husband’s face and turned him towards her. ‘I love you with all my heart and more, James Derek Garner.’
James’ lets Jen go because she promises him that she will always come back to them and Jen knows what ever she goes through her kid and husband will still love her no matter what.
He needed to made a decision, and as he stood there he felt his phone vibrate in his pocket. The name coming up on the screen almost made him laugh to himself, given who he’d just been thinking about.
‘Mum?’ he answered, almost unsure whether it would be her on the other end of the phone. He was greeted by the sound of someone coughing.
‘Sorry … Christopher?’
‘Is everything okay, Mum? You sound awful.’
‘Ah, just this cold thing that’s going round. It’s the middle of bloody summer and here I am hacking up a lung.’
‘Have you been to see the doctor or anything?’
‘Oh no, don’t be silly. Your dad is looking after me like he always does. If I’m honest with you, he’s being a bit of a pain.’
‘Look, Mum, I’m really sorry but I’m busy. Can I call you back later?’
‘As long as you do. We haven’t heard from you in such a long time.’
‘I promise I’ll phone back over the next couple of days.’
‘Okay. Goodbye, Christopher. Keep safe.’
He had made his decision. His dad looked after his mum no matter what. What if he’d already found that someone to love in the kind of way his parents loved each other? And he was about to let her go off to who knows where, to fuck who knows who? It was his duty to keep her safe.
Chris realises that he “loves” Hannah and can’t let her go undercover on her own because he believes in the sort of love that his parents have for each other.
‘I knew this would be the last time I would ever spend with Mikel, so I kept him close and made sure he knew how much I loved him and always would.’
And Dana believes the only way she can save her son, is if she kills herself and let’s him go into care. Little does she know Nottingham is the least safest place for him right now.
Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait.
As they left the cottage, he noticed Hannah on her phone. He realised he really needed to get his turned back on and check in with the investigation at home.
‘Ready?’ she asked as she ended the call.
Chris moved around to the back of the car and climbed in. ‘Thanks for coming to get us,’ Chris said to Barry.
‘Not a problem. Did you both have a good night?’
‘You could say that …’
To Chris’ surprise, Hannah got into the back of the car with him. ‘Not sitting up front?’ he asked her.
‘Will you hold me?’ she whispered.
‘You okay?’ ‘I think so, but I just need to lay in your arms and feel safe again.’
This song helped write the scene when Hannah and Chris return after their undercover experiences. I know alot of what went on at the party is left to the readers imagination. But I find sex a very powerful and sometimes emotional draining. So when Chris and Hannah return to the car the last thing Hannah wants is to talk through what went on last night she just wants Chris to hold her and feel loved and safe, the more vulnerable side of Hannah appears the side we never see or even knew existed. We all like an after sex cuddle ; )
A Burning Lie
Tom Walker – Wait For You
Now this song might be a *spoiler* so I’m not going to explain the use, but it would play at the end as the credit’s roll. I’ll let you come in your own conclusions.
As you can tell I’ve spent a lot more time thinking about the soundtrack for Perfect Lie, but that is because that book has been apart of me for such a long time… Even before it got published.
Katy Perry – Save As Draft
I love this song, because I spend my life saving things to draft . I also always get loads of reminders from things around me that I *should* be writing that novel!