Sunday, May 26, 2019

Seven creepy (fictional) couples

Kaira Rouda's new novel is The Favorite Daughter.

At CrimeReads she tagged seven "literary couples whose relationships are deeply disturbing in the most fascinating ways possible," including:
Millicent and her husband, My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Murder isn’t my idea of a perfect date night, but it is for Millicent and her husband. That by itself is creepy, but Samantha Downing draws us even deeper into this mess of a relationship.

We only get one side of this story, because Millicent’s husband is narrating, and the tension from that unreliable narrator makes an uncomfortable situation even creepier. Listening to his justifications about what he and Millicent do in a casual, relaxed tone sends shivers down your spine, and the mystery surrounding Millicent makes everything more unsettling. This story also has a reveal so shocking that it will make you put the book down just to try to process it!
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue