Friday, October 25, 2019

Six top revenge thrillers featuring female protagonists

As a child Kate Kessler seemed to have a knack for finding trouble, and for it finding her. A former delinquent, Kessler now prefers to write about trouble rather than cause it, and spends her days writing about why people do the things they do. She lives in New England with her husband.

Kessler's latest thriller is Seven Crows.

At CrimeReads, she tagged six favorite revenge thrillers featuring female protagonists, including:
Sadie by Courtney Summers

This is a Young Adult novel, but the theme is just as powerful. Sadie is on a quest to avenge the death of her younger sister, Maddie. Sadie is bent, but not broken, despite the instability of the world in which she grew up. Maddie was a bright spot in her sister’s life and someone took her away. They need to pay for that. Told in Sadie’s POV as well as through a podcast about the girls, Sadie is a beautifully written, compelling story about how far we’ll go for the people we love.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue