Saturday, March 9, 2019

Seven thrillers about losing our grip on reality

Harriet Tyce grew up in Edinburgh and studied English at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University before practicing as a criminal barrister for the next decade. After having children she left the Bar and has recently completed with distinction an MA in Creative Writing - Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia.

Blood Orange, Tyce's new psychological thriller, is her first novel.

At CrimeReads the author tagged seven thrillers about losing our grip on reality. One title on the list:
Adele by Leila Slimani

The tradition of bored housewives seeking external entertainment started with Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, and it’s taken on by Slimani to a brutal extreme in the sex-addicted character Adele who, as Slimani explains in a recent interview, “loses herself in this crazy quest trying to find this perfect moment, this perfect orgasm, this perfect sex scene to fill the void, but at the end it’s impossible.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue