Sunday, September 23, 2018

Seven top thrillers with therapists

Elisabeth Norebäck is the author of Tell Me You’re Mine. One of seven thrillers featuring therapists she tagged at CrimeReads:
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins, 2015)

When Rachel Watson, a 32-year-old woman with alcoholic tendencies, rides the commuter train to and from work, she watches a house where a perfect couple lives and fantasizes about their wonderful lives. Then one day the woman disappears, and Rachel’s world falls apart. She is convinced that the woman was murdered or kidnapped. While she struggles with her own problems—alcohol and memory blackouts—she tries to find out what happened.

By using a therapist, the author communicates an unmistakable psych-vibe and Dr. Kamal Abdic is a reasonable voice in a book full of suspicion and misdirection. Like [S.J. Watson's] Before I go to sleep Hawkins plays with memory loss and how the familiar and the well-known hide scary truths.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue