Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Eight dysfunctional fictional families

Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives, The Things We Keep, The Mother's Promise, and The Family Next Door.

Her new novel is The Mother-in-Law.

At CrimeReads she tagged eight fictional families that will make you feel better about your own dysfunctional family, including:
The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne

In the present, Helena Pelletier has a loving, perfectly functional family – a husband and two beautiful daughters. In the past, not so much. That’s because Helena’s father is the notorious Marsh King. He kidnapped her mother at the young age of 15, and imprisoned her inside a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena grew up knowing none of this, until she finally pieces together the puzzle of her mother’s tragic past, flees, and helps send her father to prison. Flash back to the present: her father’s escaped, and he’s coming for her. It all makes for an unputdownable, nail-biter of a read.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue