Monday, September 11, 2023

Eight top mysteries & thrillers set in the wellness industry

Jamie Lee Sogn is a Filipina American author who grew up in Olympia, Washington, studied Anthropology and Psychology at the University of Washington and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law. She lives in Seattle with her husband, son, and Boston Terrier.

Sogn's new novel is Salthouse Place.

At CrimeReads she tagged eight mysteries and thrillers that take a look at the dark side of wellness. One title on the list.
Kismet by Amina Akhtar

New Yorker Ronnie needs a change, so she follows her new wellness guru Marley to the desert mountains of Sedona, Arizona. She moves in with Marley and immerses herself in everything her new friend has to offer on the road to a better Ronnie, yoga, juice cleanses, transcendent hikes in the canyons- all the while contemplating what it means for brown bodies to exist in the overwhelmingly white space of the wellness industry. But when one of these hikes reveals a grisly discovery, Ronnie can’t help but wonder if everything is as it seems. When more wellness influencers turn up murdered, Ronnie becomes concerned her own guru and friend may have taken her ambitions too far.
Read about another entry on the list.

Kismet is among Molly Odintz's twelve wacky, weird, and wildly entertaining mysteries & thrillers and Meredith Hambrock's five recent crime novels featuring messy female characters.

--Marshal Zeringue