Monday, April 20, 2020

Ten top books about parents with secrets

Sarah Zettel is an award-winning author. She has written more than thirty novels and multiple short stories over the past twenty-five years, in addition to hiking, cooking, stitching all the things, marrying a rocket scientist, and raising a rapidly growing son.

Her new novel is A Mother's Lie, a "compulsive family drama about a mother’s desperate search to reclaim her daughter from the horrors of her own past.

At CrimeReads, Zettel tagged ten books "that contain that most emotional and involving of themes: a parent with a secret." One title on the list:
The Unseen World by Liz Moore

Like the sins of the father, the secrets of the father are frequently visited on the children. This is the story of a motherless daughter, “lab schooled” by her brilliant, seemingly loving but eccentric father. But her father has another creation that no one knows anything about or even truly understands. A bit of Frankenstein, a bit of The Imitation Game, this is a heartfelt story of a young woman coming to grips with the paradox of being irrevocably separate from her parents, and yet inescapably connected.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue