Friday, March 5, 2021

Five of the best thrillers set in wild places

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-five novels that have been translated into twenty-four languages.

Her new novel is The Shadow Box.

At CrimeReads Rice tagged five top novels set in wild places, including:
The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne is a taut psychological thriller set in the marshlands of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Helena Pelletier grew up in captivity—her father had kidnapped her mother, and held them both in an off the grid cabin, with no other humans around. Twenty years after her father goes to prison, for kidnapping, rape, and murder, he kills two prison guards while escaping. Helena, who has made a safe and happy life for herself, knows that she is the person who understands him best, and—because she was trained by him—the only one who can track him down. Chapters alternate between past and present as Helena anticipates her father’s next moves through the marsh wilderness. The complicated relationship adds to the suspense—as terrible as her father was to her, and as much as she wants him caught—Helena loves him, and every step through the marshlands, among the swamp maples and beech, amid memories of hunting and living off the land, reminds her of what he has taught her.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Marsh King’s Daughter is among Sally Hepworth's top eight dysfunctional fictional families.

--Marshal Zeringue