Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ten top dark thrillers

Jessica Knoll's new novel is The Favorite Sister. At Publishers Weekly she tagged ten favorite "dark books to read in the summer sunshine," including:
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

In 1976, two sisters went missing from a Baltimore mall. Their bodies were never recovered, and the case went cold. Now, in the aftermath of an automobile accident, a woman claims she is the younger sister of the missing pair, though police cannot seem to find a shred of evidence to support her story. It takes a lot for me to say I never saw that twist coming—but I never saw that coming.
The Page 69 Test: What the Dead Know.
The Wife by Alafair Burke

Angela Powell is living a charmed life as the wife to a successful author in Manhattan, when a woman comes forward to make a serious accusation against the man she thought she knew and loved. No sooner has her husband insisted on his innocence—and has Angela chosen to believe him—when his accuser goes missing. Remember to reapply the sunscreen as you’re reading this one—the hours just seem to evaporate into thin air.
The Page 69 Test: The Wife.

Read about two more entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue