Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Eight unforgettable thrillers with beach settings

British-born Allie Reynolds is a former freestyle snowboarder who swapped her snowboard for a surfboard and moved to the Gold Coast in Australia, where she taught English as a foreign language for fifteen years. She still lives in Australia with her family. Reynolds’s short fiction has been published in women’s magazines in the UK, Australia, Sweden, and South Africa.

Reynolds's novels include Shiver and The Swell.

[Q&A with Allie Reynolds; Writers Read: Allie Reynolds (July 2022); The Page 69 Test: The Swell]

At CrimeReads the author tagged eight thrillers set on beaches, including:
How to Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliott is about a group of friends who have known each other from college swim team. When Lissa drowns, her friends gather to honour her life at the luxury island resort she owned with her husband. Slowly the friends begin to question why Lissa died, when she was the strongest swimmer amongst them – and what made her do a night swim in dangerous water? Many of the scenes take place in the ocean and I loved all the detail of swimmers’ bodies and techniques.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue