Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Eight top thrillers with effective twists

Caleb Roehrig is a former actor and television producer who cannot seem to live in one place. Currently dividing his time between Chicago and Helsinki, he is an expert at writing on planes and recovering from jet lag. His young adult titles include the acclaimed thrillers Last Seen Leaving, Death Prefers Blondes, and The Fell of Dark, as well as The Poison Pen—a tie-in to the CW’s popular Riverdale television series—and the Archie Horror original novel A Werewolf in Riverdale.

Roehrig's latest novel is Blood in the Water.

At CrimeReads he tagged eight favorite thrillers with effective twists, including:
Firekeeper’s Daughter, by Angeline Boulley

Daunis Fontaine navigates a complex identity in the international border town of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Her mother is white, and her father was Ojibwe; but as an unenrolled tribal member, she feels disconnected from her Anishinaabe heritage, while grappling with microaggressions from the non-Native side of her family. When she witnesses a devastating murder, she’s drawn into the Federal investigation of a drug network that seems to be anchored on Sugar Island—home to the Sault’s Ojibwe community. Soon, she’s forced to question everything she thought she knew, and everyone she believed she could trust. A powerful and impactful story, it touches on numerous critical social issues, and lands an unpredictable punch of an ending.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue