Friday, June 12, 2020

Seven thrillers about identity & reinvention

Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, where she now practices law. Her bestselling novels include Spin, Arranged, Forgotten, Hidden, Smoke, The Good Liar and I'll Never Tell.

Her new novel is You Can't Catch Me.

One of seven top thrillers with themes of identity and re-invention she tagged at CrimeReads:
Miracle Creek – Angie Kim

On the surface, this book is about a grizzly and unique murder of a child in a compression chamber meant to treat his autism. But it is so much more than that. One of its central themes is about an immigrant family and how they have had to reinvent themselves in America. They were one thing before they left Korea and another in their new country. They are also identified as outsiders, and easy to blame for the tragedy. A great exploration of what it can be like to be in America these days.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: Miracle Creek.

The Page 69 Test: Miracle Creek.

--Marshal Zeringue