Monday, July 29, 2019

Eight crime books of deep, dark family lore

Victoria Helen Stone, formerly writing as USA Today bestselling novelist Victoria Dahl, was born and raised in the flattest parts of the Midwest. Now that she’s escaped the plains of her youth, she writes dark suspense from an upstairs office high in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. She enjoys summer trail hikes with her family almost as much as she enjoys staying inside during the winter. Since leaving the lighter side of fiction, she has written the critically acclaimed, bestselling novels Evelyn, After; Half Past; Jane Doe; and her latest Amazon Charts bestseller, False Step.

At CrimeReads she tagged eight crime books that are full of family secrets, including:
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

This novel set in Lagos is a wonderful, tight read about the compromises a woman makes as she contorts herself to protect her little sister and the terrible secrets they share. Quick and fascinating.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Sister the Serial Killer is among Kristen Roupenian's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue