Friday, August 7, 2020

Six crime novels exploring the complexities of relationships between men

USA Today-bestselling author David Bell's newest novel is The Request.

At CrimeReads he tagged six "darkly suspenseful novels that explore some complicated—and dangerous—male friendships," including:
Understand This by Jervey Tervalon

A powerful coming-of-age novel with eight narrators set in South Central LA. The protagonist is Francois, a guy who has some friends who are dealing drugs…and he experiences the temptations of being led down that path and the consequences that come from it. This is a debut novel, and it’s rich, raw, and perfectly written. And it’s about what all great books are about—real people making tough choices, even when sometimes the choice is between the lesser of two evils.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue