Friday, September 07, 2018

Six mysteries that will make you a believer in Midwestern noir

Mindy Mejia's books include Everything You Want Me To Be and Leave No Trace. At CrimeReads she tagged six mysteries that will make you a believer in heartland noir, including:
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

The master of suspense consistently sets novels in her native Chicagoland and Every Last Lie is no exception. Meet Nick and Clara, a suburban middle-class couple expecting their second child. Nick is a dentist. Clara helps with her aging parents. They appear to embody every quaint Midwestern stereotype, but Nick’s sudden and suspicious death shatters the illusion. Told by both characters in alternating timelines, Kubica unearths the depths of domestic lies to see how far we are willing to go to preserve the myth of the American dream.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Every Last Lie.

--Marshal Zeringue