I spotted this challenge on Crime by the Book’s Instagram page and I thought I’d give it a go in a blog post. The challenge is this, show a thriller with:
- Your favourite detective
- Your favourite villan
- Your favourite plot twist
- A creepy setting
- An unreliable narrator
- A cover your obsessed with
- An ending you never saw coming
My favourite detective:
I love Detective Inspector Marnie Rome in Sarah Hilary’s police procedural series. I go back to these book so often and I loved seeing her develop over the course of six books. I’m hoping she is going to return in a new book soon.
My favourite villan:
I love Dr Alexandra Thorn in the Kim Stone books by Angela Marsons. She made her first appearance in book two in the series, Evil Games and I always get really excited whenever she has appeared in the series since.
My favourite plot twist:
The twist in I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh really blew my mind. I read it a good few years ago now and I still haven’t forgot about. It remains one of my all time favourite reads.
A creepy setting:
The Lingering by SJI Holliday has a really creepy setting. It really gave me chills as I was reading it. It’s the perfect ghost story.
An unreliable narrator:
The characters in this book really held my attention and they are definitely unreliable. Behind Her Eyes was recently adapted for Netflix and I thought they did a really good job with it.
A cover your obsessed with:
I really like this cover for The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. I think it really draws you into the setting.
An ending you never saw coming:
The ending in When They Find Her by Lia Middleton really took me by surprise.
What would your answers be? Let me know.