Saturday, August 03, 2019

What is Angie Kim reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek: A Novel.

Her entry begins:
I’m reading an ARC of The Hidden Things, the fourth novel of one of my favorite writers, Jamie Mason. I find her novels to be quirky, twisted, original, and vivid, and this one is no exception. It starts when a half-minute home-security-camera video of a teenager fighting off an attack goes viral. Just barely visible in the corner of the shot is a famous stolen painting. How did this painting come to be hanging on the wall of a suburban home? Who will see it? What will they do about it? Jamie Mason gives us a masterful mystery, full of twists and red herrings. But more than anything...[read on]
About Miracle Creek, from the publisher:
How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies?

In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident.

A powerful showdown unfolds as the story moves across characters who are all maybe keeping secrets, hiding betrayals. Chapter by chapter, we shift alliances and gather evidence: Was it the careless mother of a patient? Was it the owners, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? Could it have been a protester, trying to prove the treatment isn’t safe?
Visit Angie Kim's website.

My Book, The Movie: Miracle Creek.

The Page 69 Test: Miracle Creek.

Writers Read: Angie Kim.

--Marshal Zeringue