Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Six thrillers about the complexities of family relationships

Louise Jensen has sold over a million English language copies of her international #1 psychological thrillers The Sister, The Gift, The Surrogate, The Date and The Family.

At CrimeReads she writes:
The intricacies of family relationships is something that has endlessly fascinated me. The seemingly limitless lengths we go to both to protect our loved ones but also, sometimes, to avoid them. What is it about families that bring out our best and worst sides? Reduce adult children to petulant teenage behavior? Fully grown siblings to bickering and rivalry. And yet, despite our often complex and complicated feelings towards our loved ones there’s a deep, strong bond that isn’t easily broken.
One of the author's six favorite thrillers centered around families:
Tell No One – Harlan Coben

This story focuses on husband and wife. David is assaulted and left for dead while his wife, Elizabeth was kidnapped and murdered. Eight years later David receives an email containing a link to a website where he can see a webcam image—it’s Elizabeth. Is she alive? What really happened? A pacy page turner.
Read about the other entries on Jensen's list at CrimeReads.

--Marshal Zeringue