Monday, September 02, 2019

Six books that shed light on current social concerns

Karin Slaughter is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 37 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Her most recent novel, The Last Widow, features Sara Linton and Will Trent. A native of Georgia, Slaughter currently lives in Atlanta. Her novels Cop Town, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her are all in development for film and television.

At The Week magazine, Slaughter tagged six of her favorite social justice books, including:
The Better Sister by Alafair Burke (2019).

Every reading list needs a good thriller. Burke, a former prosecutor, manages to layer the subtleties of the #MeToo movement into an engaging crime story. She is the rare author who disappears from the page so that the characters alone pull you through the story.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Better Sister.

--Marshal Zeringue