Friday, July 02, 2021

Eight books on those darkest guilty pleasures we love to devour

Heather Levy is a born and bred Oklahoman and graduate of Oklahoma City University's Red Earth MFA program for creative writing. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including NAILED Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, and Dragon Poet Review. She authored a nonfiction series on human sexuality, including “Welcome to the Dungeon: BDSM in the Bible Belt,” for Literati Press.

Levy's debut novel is Walking Through Needles.

[My Book, The Movie: Walking Through NeedlesThe Page 69 Test: Walking Through Needles.]

At CrimeReads she tagged eight books about dark desires that will crush you, including:
They Never Learn by Layne Fargo

Fargo’s second novel takes the desire for revenge to the next level. When exceptional English professor Scarlett Clark isn’t teaching, she’s planning the murder of her next victim: the worst men Gorman University has to offer. All goes as planned until the university starts investigating the growing number of deaths, just as Scarlett’s planning her biggest kill yet. Meanwhile, Gorman student Carly Schiller becomes intensely close to her new roommate Allison, the intensity turning into fantasies of retribution when Allison is sexually assaulted at a party. With Fargo’s propulsive writing, you will not see the twists coming in this sexy thriller dripping with rage and humor.
Read about another entry on the list.

They Never Learn is among Melissa Colasanti's six deliciously duplicitous female characters in thrillers, Amy Gentry's novels of the new Dark Academia canon, and Molly Odintz's six best vigilante thrillers.

My Book, The Movie: They Never Learn.

--Marshal Zeringue