Darkeva's Dark Delights has a fascinating interview up with Tom Piccirilli, author of Every Shallow Cut.
"Question: What made you use such an intimate narrative in EVERY SHALLOW CUT and why all the imagined stream of consciousness scenarios?
PIC: Well, it’s an intimate story, so there really was no other way to tell it. I wanted to write the most noir kind of fiction I was capable of, but do it outside the confines of genre. ...People who are really stressed out tend to have vivid bad dreams. Their thoughts slither around and jump wildly from one topic to the next. When you’re frazlled your head is all over the place."