Thursday, February 21, 2019

Eight crime novels featuring intense female friendship

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North East England. Her first novel, Playing Away, was published in 2000, and since then she's written well over a dozen international bestsellers, translated into twenty-six languages.

Parks's latest novel is I Invited Her In.

At CrimeReads she tagged eight "favorite thrillers and domestic noir novels centered around female friendship gone sour," including:
Tana French, The Secret Place

It has been argued that French is one of the most consistently exciting crime novelists working today. The Secret Place is her fifth Dublin Murder Squad book, and it may be her most bold novel yet. A deeply chilling portrait of the ways in which teenage female friendships can overrule any conventional morality. It is set in a girls’ boarding school where a 16-year-old boy was murdered. The so-called “secret place” is a board where the students can anonymously post love letters, secrets, and clues. The question is, which tightly knit group of teenage girls is responsible?
Read about another entry on the list.

The Secret Place is among Kristen Lepionka's ten top female detectives in fiction, the B&N Reads editors' five favorite fun, fearless femmes fatales in fiction, and Kelly Anderson's seven amazing female friendships in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue