Friday, March 29, 2019

Five thrillers in which memory is unreliable, at best

Michelle Adams is a British writer living abroad in Cyprus. She is a part-time scientist and has published several science fiction novels under a pseudonym, including a YA dystopian series. If You Knew My Sister (published as My Sister in the UK) is her first psychological thriller.

Her new psychological thriller is Between the Lies.

At CrimeReads Adams tagged five favorite thrillers in which memory is unreliable, at best. One title on the list:
Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

With no job, hurting from the failure of her marriage, and an increasing dependence on alcohol, Rachael spends her day travelling on the train. She begins to idolize the life of a young couple she watches during the journey, who live just a few doors away from her ex-husband and new wife, Anna. But when she discovers the woman from that seemingly-perfect couple has gone missing, she reports something that she thinks might help; the saw her kissing a man who was not her husband. But when the validity of her own memories comes into question it is not only her account of this potential crime that she begins to doubt, but everything she thinks she knows about her own life, including the end of her own marriage.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Girl on the Train is among Elisabeth Noreb├Ąck's top seven thrillers featuring therapists.

--Marshal Zeringue