Thursday, March 14, 2024

Six great psychological thrillers set in Washington D.C.

Aggie Blum Thompson worked as a newspaper reporter, covering cops, courts, and trials, with a healthy dose of the mundane mixed in. Her writing has appeared in newspapers such as The Boston Globe and The Washington Post. A native New Yorker, she now lives just over the Washington D.C. line in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, two children, cat, and dog.

Thompson's new novel is Such a Lovely Family.

At CrimeReads she tagged six top non-political thrillers set in the nation’s capital, including:
In Follow Me, Kathleen Barber’s tale of taut psychological suspense, Audrey Miller moves to D.C. and lands a job as the head of social media at a Smithsonian art museum. But things start to go haywire when someone who has been obsessively following her on social media for years—from her first WordPress blog to her most recent Instagram story — crosses the line into her real life.

What to visit: the Smithsonian’s Hirschhorn Sculpture Garden, where you can see modern sculptures and enjoy a cup of coffee in a quiet spot hiding in plain sight along the National Mall.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Follow Me.

--Marshal Zeringue