Friday, March 03, 2017

Five delightfully disturbing narrators in recent novels

Sarah Skilton is the author of Bruised, a martial arts drama for young adults; and High and Dry, a hardboiled teen mystery. At the B&N Reads blog she tagged five "messed-up narrators of... recent novels [who] make for scandalously fascinating storytellers," including:
Narrator of Security, by Gina Wohlsdorf

An affiliate of the luxurious Manderley Resort in Santa Barbara, our Rhodes Scholar/former Navy SEAL narrator calmly describes the murder spree taking place throughout the building. Why does he so callously observe the action from the security monitors instead of trying to stop it? The answer will break your heart, and tempt you to set the book down and give Wohlsdorf a standing ovation. As the macabre death scenes add up, readers will fall in love with hotel supervisor Tessa and her childhood love, Brian, while knowing full well the lovebirds’ reunion might be short-lived. The twists and turns are fantastic, but it’s the novel’s unexpectedly romantic framework that puts this thriller in a class of its own.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Security.

My Book, The Movie: Security.

--Marshal Zeringue