Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Eight of the best modern gothic mysteries

Wendy Webb's new novel is Daughters of the Lake.

One of eight favorite modern gothic mysteries she tagged at CrimeReads:
The Weight of Lies, by Emily Carpenter

This atmospheric Southern Gothic is the story of Meg, who is investigating the 40-year-old murder that inspired her mother’s bestselling horror novel. She hasn’t had the easiest or happiest of childhoods (who does in a Gothic?) so she accepts an offer to write a tell-all memoir about her mother and the cult classic that defined her life. She meets the woman rumored to be the inspiration for the story. Secrets, lies and deception lurks around every delicious corner in this page-turner you won’t be able to put down.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue