Friday, February 7, 2020

Ten titles where the setting is a character

Sarah Pinborough is the number one Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes, and more than twenty other novels and novellas, including The Death House and a young adult thriller, 13 Minutes.

Her new novel is Dead to Her.

At CrimeReads Pinborough tagged ten "books [that] bring time and place alive in unforgettable ways," including:
My Sister the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite

Gosh, I loved this much celebrated book. Darkly funny, swift and sharp, this tale of two sisters, one who cleans up the mess for the other who has a habit of killing her boyfriends, brings the Nigerian capital to life. Without lingering on long descriptions it’s more through their daily way of life, work, home and personal, that the reader gets an insight into life in the city.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Sister the Serial Killer is among Tiffany Tsao's top five novels about murder all in the family, Victoria Helen Stone's eight top crime books of deep, dark family lore, and Kristen Roupenian's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue