Monday, July 17, 2023

Seven thrillers in which friendships are threatened

Megan Collins is the author of Thicker Than Water, The Family Plot, Behind the Red Door, and The Winter Sister.

[The Page 69 Test: The Family Plot]

She received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and she holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she was a teaching fellow. She has taught creative writing at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Central Connecticut State University, and she is Managing Editor of 3Elements Review. A Pushcart Prize and two-time Best of the Net nominee, her work has appeared in many print and online journals, including Compose, Linebreak, Off the Coast, Spillway, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Rattle. She lives in Connecticut.

At CrimeReads Collins tagged seven "thrillers where friendships are tested—by old secrets, dark truths, and a few dead bodies." One title on the list:
Kimberly McCreight, Friends Like These

When five friends from college plan a weekend getaway in the Catskills, old secrets come back to haunt them in devastating, and deadly, ways. Kimberly McCreight’s intricately plotted multi-POV narrative makes for a layered, compelling story where literally everyone has something major to hide. After reading this one, you might think twice about planning a vacation with your favorite former classmates, but you won’t be able to resist this fun, juicy look at the darker side of friendship.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue