Monday, May 11, 2020

Eight thrillers that highlight fierce moms-to-be

Heather Gudenkauf is the Edgar Award nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence, These Things Hidden, Not A Sound, and Before She Was Found.

Her new novel is This Is How I Lied.

At CrimeReads, Gudenkauf tagged eight favorite novels about fierce mothers-to-be, including:
The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman

“Is there anything else you need to make your haven perfect?” Crow asked.

“Binoculars,” Tess said.

If you’re in the mood for a shorter read, check out this novella featuring Laura Lippman’s fearless Baltimore PI, Tess Monaghan. Nearing the end of her pregnancy, Tess is ordered to stay on bedrest. Unaccustomed to the inactivity, Tess grits her teeth, channels her inner Jimmy Stewart a la Rear Window and takes to staring out the window with a pair of binoculars.

When one of her subjects, a young woman wearing a green raincoat, suddenly disappears leaving her dog behind, Tess can’t shake the feeling that something is very wrong. Determined to solve the mystery, Tess begins to unravel a mystery that could have deadly consequences for her and her unborn child.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue