Sunday, June 28, 2020

Six crime books for those in need of a fresh start

Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Julie Clark grew up reading books on the beach while everyone else surfed. After attending college at University of the Pacific, and a brief stint working in the athletic department at University of California, Berkeley, she returned home to Santa Monica to teach. She now lives there with her two young sons and a golden doodle with poor impulse control.

Clark's new novel is The Last Flight.

At CrimeReads she tagged six "books that fall under the theme of escaping. Of slipping into someone else’s skin and leaving our old lives for something better," including:
Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

In this national bestseller, Kimberly Belle brings you Beth Murphy, a woman on the run from a man she used to love. She plans her escape carefully, making sure to leave no trace behind. Meanwhile, a few hundred miles away, a man returns home from work to learn his wife, Sabine, is missing. The reader will be turning pages trying to figure out how these two story lines collide, and I promise you, it won’t be in the way you think.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Dear Wife.

--Marshal Zeringue