Friday, October 06, 2023

Nine top crime novels featuring found families

Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar® Award-nominated and Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of The Death of Us, Death at Greenway, The Lucky One, Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She lives in Chicago, where she is co-chair of the mystery readers’ festival Midwest Mystery Conference (fka Murder and Mayhem in Chicago) and served as 2019-2020 national president of Sisters in Crime. She teaches creative writing for Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies.

[Q&A with Lori Rader-Day]

At CrimeReads Rader-Day tagged nine crime novels featuring characters who choose who they include at their crowded tables. One title on the list:
The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal

A biracial product of the foster system, transient, and scarred by a violent past, Nora is no help to anyone, including the mutt, Whisper, she barely claims as her own. But when the daughter she gave up for adoption as an infant goes missing, she has to save the kid from… everything. And rely on everyone. There are two more books in the series, if you fall in love.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Lost Ones is among Jeff Abbott's five top adoption thrillers and Lisa Levy's ten top titles in mother-daughter noir.

The Page 69 Test: The Lost Ones.

--Marshal Zeringue