Friday, April 24, 2020

Eight of the most toxic friendships in crime fiction

Lisa Levy is a columnist and contributing editor at LitHub and CrimeReads. She is the former EIC of crime fiction site The Life Sentence and the former Mystery/Noir editor at the LA Review of Books.

At CrimeReads Levy tagged eight toxic friendships in crime fiction, including:
Megan Abbott, The End of Everything

Among Abbott’s many gifts is a talent for describing the nuances and the extremes of female relationships, from the most intimate friendships to the most hostile enemies. In Everything she gives us Lizzie Hood and Evie Verver, thirteen-year-old neighbors and best friends. When Evie disappears, Lizzie does her own investigation and discovers secrets about her best friend that make her wonder if she really knew Evie at all.
Read about another entry on the list.

The End of Everything is among Hallie Ephron's top ten mysteries that harness unreliable narrators.

The Page 69 Test: The End of Everything.

--Marshal Zeringue