Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The ten best novels of psychological suspense of 2019

Lisa Levy is a columnist and contributing editor at LitHub and CrimeReads.

At CrimeReads she tagged ten of the best psychological suspense novels of 2019, including:
Jessica Barry, Freefall (Harper)

The fun of Freefall is in the thriller’s split point-of-view, with each narrator telling a story that gets more nuanced as the book progresses. Allison Carpenter, a young woman raised in Maine and now living in San Diego, is the only survivor of a private plane crash in the Colorado Rockies, which claimed the life of her wealthy pharmaceutical CEO fiancé. Her goal is to find civilization and stay alive. Ally is estranged from her mother, Maggie Carpenter, but as soon as Maggie hears about the plane crash she is determined to find out more about both her daughter’s life and her supposed death. This tightly paced thriller also deftly examines the complexity of the mother-daughter bond.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue