Saturday, October 13, 2018

Ten top revenge novels

Jo Jakeman's debut psychological thriller is The Exes’ Revenge (UK title: Sticks and Stones). One of her ten top crime novels featuring "satisfying comeuppance, bloody vengeance, and ice-cold revenge," as shared at CrimeReads:
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Made hugely popular by the film of the same name, this book is a taut thriller. When Amy disappears, husband Nick becomes a key suspect. At first you feel sorry for them both; by the second half of the book you realize that neither of the main characters are likable or reliable and nothing is as it seems. Amy takes revenge to a whole new level as she tries to frame Nick for her own murder. Oh Nick, you should have kept it in your pants. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Learn about another entry on the list.

Gone Girl made Amanda Craig's list of favorite books about modern married life, Sarah Pinborough's top ten list of unreliable narrators, C.A. Higgins's top five list of books with plot twists that flip your perception, Ruth Ware's top ten list of psychological thrillers, Jane Alexander's top ten list of treasure hunts in fiction, 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 the top five best worst couples in literature, 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