Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Eight novels to make you question reality

Camilla Bruce was born in central Norway and grew up in an old forest, next to an Iron Age burial mound. She holds a master's degree in comparative literature, and has co-run a small press that published dark fairytales. Bruce currently lives in Trondheim with her son and cat.

You Let Me In is her first novel.

At CrimeReads, Bruce tagged eight novels that explore the uncanny in fiction, including:
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

It is hard to talk about this novel without giving away the startling twist. On the surface, this is a fast-paced psychological thriller set in a domestic environment. Behind Her Eyes is all about deception, though, and likely not what you think it is. The story is about Louise, a single mom who works as a secretary, who gets involved in the lives of a wealthy couple, David and Adele, who seems to lead a picture-perfect life. The more involved Louise gets, however, the stronger becomes her sense of dread, and the conviction that something is very wrong. The ending of this novel had me reeling (in a good way).
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue