For this Women 2020 spotlight, we are featuring a haunting and disturbing journey of motherhood and obsession, a psychological suspense following three women and their deepest secrets, and a true crime podcast host who finds herself involved in a devastating trial.
THE SEDUCTION by Joanna Briscoe
“London artist Beth Penn, the protagonist of this elegant if uneven psychological thriller from Briscoe (TOUCHED), becomes so anxious about the bond between her and daughter Fern as the girl approaches 13, the age at which her own mother walked out of her life, that she risks driving Fern away—one of the main reasons that her husband suggests therapy…. credit Briscoe with provocatively plumbing a pair of complex women ready to risk all to feel electrically alive.”–Publishers Weekly
IMPERFECT WOMEN by Araminta Hall
“This heart-wrenching psychological thriller from British author Hall (OUR KIND OF CRUELTY) charts the fraught lives of three best friends from university…The suspense alone is crafted skillfully enough to hold interest, but the dark portrait of the stifling nature of contemporary womanhood makes this story really stick.”–Publishers Weekly
THE NIGHT SWIM by Megan Goldin
2 starred reviews!
“Goldin casts a searing light on small-town politics and how bias can affect the way people view rape victims and their alleged assailants.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Goldin’s prose is inviting, at times electrifying, and always sensitive in dealing with the hot-button issues of date rape and slut shaming. This novel is haunting, yet somehow, after tearing at the reader’s heart, it offers a good laugh at the end. Rachel delivers justice for all. Well done.”–Booklist, starred review
THE SEDUCTION by Joanna Briscoe; 9781408873496; available August 25, 2020.
IMPERFECT WOMEN by Araminta Hall; 9780374272586; August 4, 2020.
THE NIGHT SWIM by Megan Goldin; 9781250219688; August 4, 2020.