Lynda La Plante | 'Bonnier have really encouraged me to get online, to go on Twitter and try new things'

Lynda La Plante | 'Bonnier have really encouraged me to get online, to go on Twitter and try new things'

Less than five minutes into my chat with Lynda La Plante and we are talking about people being killed by fentanyl. The synthetic form of heroin—up to 100 times more powerful than its natural antecedent, she tells me—is part of America’s ongoing opioid crisis and is the major factor in the spike in overdose deaths across the United States. La Plante leans in, almost confidingly: “It is so very transportable: a dose the size of a pinhead is enough to kill you. So, in my bag here”—she picks up her small clutch from the table and waves it around—“I could probably carry enough to murder 5,000 pe...

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