Friday, March 30, 2007

Top 10 psychological thrillers

Dublin-born Alex Barclay's much-praised debut novel Darkhouse will be released in the U.S. in May; her second novel The Caller comes out in Britain this week.

She named her top 10 psychological thrillers for the Guardian.

Number One on her list:
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

You'd probably like Sheriff Lou Ford if you lived in his small town and saw him behaving "nice and friendly and stupid". But sucked into his disturbed mind in this outstanding first-person narrative, you'll meet the madman behind the slowly unravelling exterior. Chilling, unsettling, flawless.
Read the entire list.

--Marshal Zeringue