Saturday, July 20, 2019

Ten thrillers featuring a dance of girlfriends & deception

Allison Dickson is the author of the new thriller, The Other Mrs. Miller.

Dickson lives in Dayton, Ohio, and when not writing, she is typically gaming, blogging, or exploring.

At CrimeReads, she tagged ten thrillers featuring a dance of girlfriends and deception, including:
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

The challenge with including Abbott on this list was only picking one of her books. Give Me Your Hand centers on Kit and Diane, whose teenage friendship was interrupted when Diane told Kit a chilling secret about her past. Skip several years forward, and now both women are working together in the same lab with that big ugly secret squatting between them, threatening their respective futures and ambitions. Awkward much? Abbott is the queen of crafting these complex female relationships with an institutional backdrop, with a narrative pace and voice that keeps the pages turning long after you tell yourself “one more chapter and then I’ll go to bed.”
Give Me Your Hand is among Carl Vonderau's nine notable moral compromises in crime fiction.

Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue