Wow, we have a bona fide crime author and bestseller recommending her top 3 crime fiction reads today – thanks AJ Waines!
1) The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer
WHY I LIKE IT: There’s a bizarre macabre humour in this novel, a quirky, original view of the world and innocence and tenderness – all within a dark and cracking-good crime thriller! Read my full review HERE.
2) Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes
WHY I LIKE IT: The writing style is fresh with an immediate, deep connection to the characters and fabulous internal dialogue. The plot is complex without being cluttered and has so many genius twists, even the last line. I read the first hundred pages in a blink of an eye. Read my full review HERE.
3) The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
WHY I LIKE IT: Words like macabre, dark, morbid, shocking and repellent describe this compelling novel as it brings out those goose pimples! Essentially, it’s a portrait of the inner turmoil of an increasingly dysfunctional family, but it’s never explicit or melodramatic. Read my full review HERE.
BIO: AJ Waines has sold over 200,000 books worldwide, with her fourth novel, No Longer Safe, selling over 30,000 copies in the first month, in twelve countries. She has traditional publishing deals in France, Germany (Random House) and USA (audiobooks) and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times. In 2016, AJ Waines has been ranked in the Top 10 UK authors on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). She lives in Southampton, UK, with her husband. Visit her website and blog, or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
Thanks so much for having me, Lucy – the Best of 3 is such a great blog idea!