When I look back on what inspired me to write my books, I can never remember much at all about the planning phase. I do recall that Hunger of the Wolf was based very losely on Little Red Riding Hood, and although it moved away from this story quite a bit, there are still some elements from the fairytale remaining. See if you can spot them.
Here's the blurb:
Amber Lee is going through a painful divorce when she decides to take off to an isolated mountain cabin to get away from it all. She hopes the mountains will help her to heal, but her serenity is shattered when she learns that her closest neighbour, Jesse Davidson, is a suspect in the disappearance of a young girl.
Amber tries not to become too caught up in the rumours, but through a series of disturbing events she is drawn into the mystery. As she tries to discover the truth, Amber learns that appearances can be deceiving and wolves come in all types of clothing. She must confront the ugliest aspects of human nature and draw on all her inner strength as she is forced to fight for her survival.
"You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone."