Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. If you’re interested in participating, you can find out more on the Goodreads group.
This week’s topic is HIDDEN GEMS within your FAVORITE GENRE! My favorite reads are thrillers, and this genre is infamous for proclaiming every newly released title as the next Gone Girl without actually delivering on that promise. Most of us are burnt out on that proclamation and just want good stories, but often that even becomes hard as well. Here are some standouts within a genre that seems intent on telling the same story over and over again.
In no particular order, these are my selections:
Now You See Me
Featuring a covert, vigilante detective, this story gave you insight into the killer’s mind as well as how the investigation proceeded along both the procedural and more secretive side. This one is extremely fast-paced, much more action oriented, and places more of an emphasis and spotlight on the importance of profiling serial criminals, especially given the author’s own extensive background and expertise with forensics.
The Weight of Blood
Spanning across decades, Lucy is haunted by the disappearance of her mother, a woman she never knew, and the murder of her friend, a girl she couldn’t save. The bucolic community turns macabre as dark secrets are revealed within this secluded, protective, and insular small town. It was definitely hard to forget this stunning debut novel!