Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Seven crime books featuring special events going off the rails

Jamie Day lives in one of those picture-perfect, coastal New England towns you see in the movies. And just like the movies, Day has two children and an adorable dog to fawn over. When not writing or reading, Day enjoys yoga, the ocean, cooking, and long walks on the beach with the dog, or the kids, or sometimes both.

At CrimeReads the author tagged seven "favorite twisted tales of special events that go from pleasant to catastrophic," including:
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

What could be more harmless and fun than a trivia night fundraiser at a local school? Unfortunately, when you mix secrets, jealousy, and betrayal, the combination can be quite deadly. Moriarty’s novel, which was made into a hugely successful HBO miniseries, centers on three women, Madeline, Jane, and Celeste, and examines issues of domestic violence, parenting, friendships, and the little lies we all tell ourselves to get by, that can have deadly consequences.
Read about another entry on the list.

Big Little Lies is among Ashley Audrain’s six great thrillers featuring manipulative mom-friends, Nicole Hackett's six top mysteries about motherhood & crime, Janice Hallett's five notable gripping mysteries set in small towns, Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman's six riveting titles of ultra-competitive parents, Pamela Crane's five novels featuring parenting gone wild, Michelle Frances's eight top workplace thrillers, and Jeff Somers's ten novels that teach you something about marriage.

--Marshal Zeringue