BEST OF 2017: My Domestic Noir Picks

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE.

I write domestic noir (aka ‘psychogological thriller) myself, so obviously LOVE to read this subgenre of crime fiction. If you’re new to it, or looking for some 5 star recommendations to start the year off, here’s my latest ‘Best of 3’:

1) Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent

I’d never read any books based on the fact they were on the Richard and Judy Book Club list before, so I decided to check some out at the beginning of the year. Wow! This story of obsession and revenge was just up my alley, plus I loved the period feel. None of the characters were ‘likeable’, all had their own agendas and (screwy) motivations as far as I was concerned, but that was what I LOVED about it. See my review on Goodreads, HERE.

2) Lie With Me Sabine Durrant

A second Richard and Judy Book Club pick for me – and again, I totally loved it. This subgenre is primarily known for its female protagonists, so I wasn’t sure if I would warm to a male protagonist, especially one who is essentially an anti-hero. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Another one with a brilliant sucker punch ending and a fantastically well-drawn storyworld. Recommended. See my review on Goodreads, HERE.

3) The Trophy Child by Paula Daly

I got a sneak peek at this one before anyone else, because I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for Paula! I was totally thrilled to be asked because I LOVE Paula’s work and this one was no different. I have very strong feelings about so-called ‘helicopter parents’, so again this played right into my interests … and no one does a sting in the tale quite like Paula! I won’t spoil it for you, be sure to seek this one out, STAT! See my review on Goodreads, HERE.

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