Saturday, August 10, 2019

Eight crime novels focused on the bonds of parent and child

Haylen Beck is the pseudonym of acclaimed, Edgar Award-nominated author Stuart Neville. His latest novel is Lost You.

At CrimeReads he tagged eight crime novels that focus on the bonds of parent and child, including:
Gone Baby Gone, by Dennis Lehane

While most novels involving missing children show us frantic parents enduring a living nightmare, little Amanda McCready’s mother Helene doesn’t seem overly distraught at her daughter’s abduction. Lehane’s detective duo, Kenzie and Gennaro, discover that Amanda has been little more than an inconvenience to her neglectful mother, but the story raises the question: does that wipe out Helene’s moral right to her child? The author refuses to give an easy solution to the conundrum, and the book is all the better for it.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue