October is #WickedGoodReads Month here at GXO. This week, we’re focusing on books with wicked people, and today’s discussion is on Books That Prove You Can’t Always Trust Your Neighbors or The People Close to You (see the full list of discussion topics here).
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
Everyone in the book seems so ordinary … at first. And then you start to uncover things – no one is who they appear to be, and while the slow unraveling was sometimes maddening, the book took me on quite a ride.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking.
All the Missing Girls, Megan Miranda
We all have that one thing from our past we wish would just go away. But what if it comes back to haunt us instead?
It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.
Broken Harbor, Tana French
The abandoned estates, death of two young children, and a blood splattered kitchen are enough to send a chill down anyone’s spine.
In Broken Harbor, a ghost estate outside Dublin – half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned – Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once.
What books have you read where family, neighbors and friends turn out to be the ones that you really have to watch out for?