By Lizzy Hosty
Aggie Blum Thompson’s debut novel I Don’t Forgive You is a page-turning domestic thriller set in her home town Washington D.C. In anticipation of this release about motherhood and fatal secrets on June 8th, here are 5 more mysteries and thrillers set in the suburbs!
As a photographer in New York City, Delta Dawn spends her days taking photos of the super wealthy and powerful. But the more time she spends observing this world, the more she wants to be in it. Suddenly, Delta isn’t just taking birthday party photos for the wealthy Straub family – she’s babysitting the daughter, befriending the mother, bathing in their tub, drinking their wine, and pushing the limits to what she can manipulate.
Brooke Davies has just moved to San Francisco with her new tech-billionaire husband, who is twenty-two years her senior and doesn’t want her to get too close to the other trophy wives of the town. Brooke wants to play the part of the perfect, doting housewife, but the more time she spends with Erin King – chair of the community board, famous news anchor and wife to a man who is threatened by her ambitions – and Georgia St. Claire – nicknamed the “Black Widow” after two of her husbands died in mysterious ways that benefited her financially – the less Brooke wants to keep playing that part. After Georgia’s newest husband dies, folks start to wonder if she’s killed yet another husband.
The Dinner Guest is a domestic thriller set against the affluence of West London, where four people walked into a dinner party, but one never left. Matthew was the perfect husband, Titus was the perfect son, Charlie was the perfect illusion, and Rachel was the perfect stranger and the newest member of their book club. Charlie didn’t want Rachel to come in the first place, but Matthew didn’t care. Suddenly, Matthew is dead with Charlie crying and Rachel calling 999 while holding the bloody knife.
Moving in with her husband into an elite, gated community named “The Circle” should be Alice’s dream. But she quickly finds out that the person, a therapist, who lived in the house before died under mysterious circumstances – and no one in the community wants to talk about it. The longer she lives there, though, the stronger her connection to the therapist grows, until she becomes obsessed with figuring out what happened here two years prior.
Sydney Green was born and raised in the Brooklyn neighborhood that has lately seen more and more of her friends and neighbors disappearing and affluent white families moving in. As real estate agents start to get more and more aggressive in their attempts to buy her mother’s house, Sydney starts to wonder if people aren’t being persuaded out of their homes with promises of lucrative offers, but rather the reasoning is much more sinister.
After moving to Washington D.C. with her husband and son, Allie Ross is suddenly framed for the murder of someone she just met. The police quickly find a conversation over Tinder between him and Allie, but she has no memory of doing so.The police and her husband aren’t buying it. The only person who can find out the truth is herself, even if it means digging into the secrets of her past.
Pre-order a Copy of I Don’t Forgive You—available June 8th!