Friday, March 27, 2015

Ten top treasure hunts in fiction

Jane Alexander is a novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel is The Last Treasure Hunt. One of the author's top ten treasure hunts in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On the surface, the anniversary treasure hunts that Amy sets for husband Nick are a romantic tradition, a celebration of shared memories. In reality, they’re a series of impossible tests: how well does he know his wife? Nowhere near well enough, as it turns out when Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary – leaving behind a trail of clues that are carefully plotted to draw Nick into a larger, more sinister plot. In a novel of parallel narratives that double back on themselves, Amy’s clues are similarly slippery, loaded with double meanings; shared jokes become secret weapons in this story of love curdling into hate.
Read about another entry on the list.

Gone Girl made Fanny Blake's list of five top books about revenge, Monique Alice's list of six great fictional evil geniuses, Jeff Somers's lists of six books that’ll make you glad you’re single and five books with an outstanding standalone scene that can be read on its own, Lucie Whitehouse's ten top list of psychological suspense novels with marriages at their heart and Kathryn Williams's list of eight of fiction’s craziest unreliable narrators.

--Marshal Zeringue