Monday, June 05, 2023

Six top mysteries about motherhood and crime

Nicole Hackett is a reader, writer, and below-average toddler negotiator. She lives with her husband and two kids in a small town just outside Baltimore, Maryland, where she works as a biochemical patent agent.

Her debut novel is The Perfect Ones.

At CrimeReads Hackett tagged her six favorite mysteries about motherhood and crime. One title on the list:
I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai

I Have Some Questions for You is an ode to the incredible versatility of mothers—including the parts of a mother that have nothing to do with her child. Rebecca Makkai tells the story of a popular podcaster, Bodie, who returns to her elite boarding school as a teacher and instead finds herself embroiled in the reinvestigation of the decades-old murder of her former roommate. It’s a gripping mystery with the lightest touch of social commentary as Bodie navigates the question every working mother inevitably hears: who’s watching your kids?
Read about another entry on the list.

I Have Some Questions For You is among Brittany Bunzey's ten books that take you inside their characters’ heads, Anne Burt's four top recent titles with social justice themes, and Heather Darwent's nine best campus thrillers.

--Marshal Zeringue