Friday, November 20, 2015

Five Friday: Five Good Books That Start With B

This is part two of my ongoing Alphabet Series. Once again, I've tried to pick books that might not be as well known, or that I haven't talked about on this blog very much if at all.

1. Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan 

  • Mystery magazine central part of plot-some of the murders even emulate some of the stories
  • Mysterious protagonist with secrets in his past
  • Excellent writing
  • Strong female detective

2. Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates
  • Tagline says it all-One game. Six students. Five survivors.
  • Reminiscent of The Secret History
  • Brilliantly unreliable narrator
  • Jaw dropping twist midway through the book
  • Slow, relentless build up of tension

3. Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Based off a true crime
  • Oates' incredible, lyrical writing style
  • Short, but deep and involved read
  • Packs an emotional punch

4. Broken Harbor by Tana French
  • Really unique, creepy psychological thriller, involving everything from unexplained baby monitors to mysterious noises in the attic
  • One of my personal favorites of French's amazing Dublin Murder Squad series
  • Story is complex, full of twists and turns, and packs an emotional punch

5. Best in Show by Laurien Berenson
  • Fun, light cozy mystery read
  • Set in the world of dog shows
  • Has humor, mystery, and romance

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