Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Five top thrillers featuring female psychopaths

Julia Bartz is a Brooklyn-based writer and practicing therapist. Her fiction writing has appeared in The South Dakota Review, InDigest Magazine, and more.

The Writing Retreat is her first novel.

At CrimeReads Bartz tagged five favorite psychological thrillers featuring "a female character who throws off societal conventions–even if the result is violence, mayhem, and murder." One title on the list:
A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers

Hanibal Lector’s got nothing on Dorothy Daniels, a talented and haughty food critic who decides to give into her darkest tendencies
in order to enjoy the perfect meal. Relating her story from jail (“Prison is boring,” she sighs), Dorothy relates how her pleasure in preparing food crosses over into her quest to take power back in her complicated and relationships with men. I found Chelsea G Summers’s debut to be funny, disturbing, and beautifully written.
Read about the other entries on the list.

A Certain Hunger is among Sheila Yasmin Marikar’s top eight books that showcase the eroticism & savagery of cannibalism.

--Marshal Zeringue