Sunday, September 08, 2019

Seven international thrillers led by powerful, ambitious women

As an investigative journalist, Holly Watt has written about the refugee crisis, traveling to Libya, Lebanon, and Zaatari refugee camps in Jordan, and covered stories ranging from the Panama Papers to chasing modern-day pirates in the Indian Ocean. She has written for the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, and the Guardian. She lives in London. To the Lions is her first novel.

At CrimeReads, Watt tagged seven of her favorite international thrillers with female protagonists, including:
Absence of Light, by Zoe Sharp

This episode of Sharp’s long-running series about an ex-Special Forces soldier turned bodyguard sees Charlotte Fox race to Colombia in the aftermath of a huge earthquake. Put in charge of a specialist relief team, Fox investigates the death of her predecessor, as several question marks arise about loyalties in the heart of the crisis.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue