Monday, January 10, 2022

Four top thrillers with maximum escapism

Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of seven novels, including the newly released My Darling Husband and The Marriage Lie, a Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist for Best Mystery & Thriller. Her books have been published in more than in a dozen languages and have been optioned for film and television. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Belle divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

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At CrimeReads Belle tagged four "suspense novels I read and loved this past year," including:
The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth

When Stephen announces he’s getting remarried, his adult daughters are not pleased with the news. His fiancĂ© is a gold digger and far too young, but there’s a bigger problem. Stephen is still legally married to his first wife, the girls’ mother who is currently in a care facility for dementia—a hurdle Stephen sidesteps by divorcing her. Marriages don’t get much more messed up than the ones in this book, a twisty tale filled with punchy prose.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue