Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Ten top crime novels with isolated settings

After studying English at university, Nell Pattison became a teacher and specialized in Deaf education. She has been teaching in the Deaf community for 14 years in both England and Scotland, working with students who use BSL (British Sign Language), and began losing her hearing in her twenties. She lives in North Lincolnshire with her husband and son. Pattison is the author of novels The Silent House, which was a USA Today bestseller, Silent Night, and The Silent Suspect, featuring British Sign Language interpreter Paige Northwood.

Pattison's latest novel is Nowhere to Hide.

[The Page 69 Test: Nowhere to Hide]

At CrimeReads she tagged ten favorite crime novels with isolated settings, including:
They All Fall Down, by Rachel Howzell Hall

Seven strangers are all brought to an island off the coast of Mexico, all enticed by different invitations. It’s soon revealed that nothing is as it seems, and each of them has something to hide. Our narrator, Miriam, is unreliable enough to keep the reader wondering, but not so much so that we don’t empathise with her. With no mobile signal or wifi, and a satellite phone that’s mysteriously gone missing, the group are cut off completely when everything goes horribly wrong.
Read about another entry on the list.

They All Fall Down is among Karen Hamilton's twelve best thrillers in a vacation setting, Sandie Jones's six mysteries featuring large casts of characters, Andrea Bartz's seven thrillers about vacations gone wrong, Amy Suiter Clarke's seven great thrillers that play with form, Catriona McPherson's five top mystery novels set on islands, CrimeReads' ten best crime novels of 2019, Kristen Lepionka's seven favorite unlikable female characters.

The Page 69 Test: They All Fall Down.

--Marshal Zeringue