Maxine Mei-Fung Chung’s female-led thriller recommendations for International Women’s Day
Posted 8th March 2022 by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
It is International Women’s Day and the electric psychoanalytic thriller THE EIGHTH GIRL by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung is now out in paperback. We asked Maxine to recommend her favourite psychological thrillers and suspense by female authors from the Pushkin list, check them out below.
“To celebrate the publication of The Eighth Girl I have chosen some more psychological thrillers from female authors to whet your appetite!“Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
LIAR by Ayelet Gundar Goshen (tr. Sondra Silverston)
One afternoon, teenage Nofar tells a small but terrible lie. This mistake has a thousand consequences, for suddenly everyone wants to talk to her: the press, her schoolmates, her family. A heart-stopping suspense about deception and its consequences.
THE MAJESTIES by Tiffany Tsao
For fans of Lullaby and My Sister the Serial Killer, this is a thrilling literary suspense story in which two sisters grapple with the past after one of them poisons their entire family. An unforgettable novel set in the luxurious world of Indonesia’s rich and powerful.
TENDER IS THE FLESH by Agustina Bazterrica (tr. Sarah Moses)
What happens in a world where we eat human meat? This gripping and visceral Argentinian tale explores this very question. When one man, Marcos, becomes obsessed with a ‘specimen’ he is ordered to kill, he becomes tortured with the ramifications of what they are doing. A haunting dystopian thriller that will stay with you long after you finish.
THE MASTER KEY by Masako Togawa (tr. Simon Grove)
The K Apartments for Ladies in Tokyo conceals a sinister past behind each door; a woman who has buried a child; a scavenger mad by ill-health; a wife mysteriously guarding her late husband’s manuscripts; a talented violinist tortured by her own guilt. The master key, which opens the door to all 150 rooms, links their tangled stories. But now it has been stolen, and dirty tricks are afoot.
Maxine Mei-Fung Chung’s debut psychological thriller, The Eighth Girl, is out now in paperback.