Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ten top thrillers

Jessica Knoll's new novel is The Favorite Sister. At Publishers Weekly she tagged ten favorite "dark books to read in the summer sunshine," including:
In the Woods by Tana French

At once eerie and emotionally wrenching, French’s debut picks up twenty years after the disappearance of two boys. Only one was ever found—Rob Ryan, now a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad. When a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, Ryan and his partner, Detective Cassie Maddox, find themselves investigating a case disturbingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.
The Page 69 Test: In the Woods.
Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Never have a group of cheerleaders been more terrifying, and never have the mores of girlhood been rendered in such gorgeous lyricism. Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and second in command, and together, they rule the school and the cheer squad—until the young new coach arrives. As alliances shift, blood is spilled, and the bonds of friendship are truly tested.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue