Friday, January 25, 2019

Eight shocking thrillers featuring scandals

Kristyn Kusek Lewis is the author of the novels Save Me (2014) and How Lucky You Are (2012), both from Grand Central. Her new novel is Half of What You Hear.

At CrimeReads she tagged "eight favorite shocking thrillers that feature scandals, all of which spotlight central characters who are memorably, deliciously, deplorable." One title on the list:
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

This dishy, fast-paced, entertaining drama written by two sisters follows Daphne and Jackson Parrish, a richer-than-rich couple who seem to have it all, and Amber, the unremarkable, down-at-the-heels woman who insinuates herself into the Parrish’s family to get the money and status she so desperately craves. A true page-turner, the characters’ actions—and particularly, the sociopathic husband’s—are so diabolical that you won’t believe the ending. This is a true case of “how low will people go to get what they want” and became an international bestseller for a reason.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Last Mrs. Parrish is among Margot Hunt's top nine thrillers featuring duplicitous spouses and Jennifer Hillier's eight crime novels of women starting over.

The Page 69 Test: The Last Mrs. Parrish.

--Marshal Zeringue