Friday, February 07, 2020

Ten books where the setting is a character

Sarah Pinborough is the number one Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes, and more than twenty other novels and novellas, including The Death House and a young adult thriller, 13 Minutes.

Her new novel is Dead to Her.

At CrimeReads Pinborough tagged ten "books [that] bring time and place alive in unforgettable ways," including:
Moskva, Jack Grimwood
1980s Moscow

I’m a real fan of this part crime novel, part spy thriller follows MI6 officer Major Tom Fox as he searches for the British Ambassador’s missing teenage daughter leads to discoveries of corruption and a serial killer at large. Complex and packing an emotional punch this is a great novel. I was actually a British teenager in the Embassy in Moscow in 1985 and can testify to how accurate Grimwood’s portrayal of Moscow in the end of the soviet era is. Brilliant stuff.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: Moskva by Jack Grimwood.

--Marshal Zeringue