I “really like” psychological thrillers with female protagonists!

Years ago I was informed that we love people, not things. So I guess I have to say I “really like” psychological thrillers–especially with female leads. I don’t write psychological thrillers, but I will miss sleep reading to the end of one. And at this point in my life, that’s saying something.

I recently finished reading Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and really enjoyed it. However, it is unusual reading material for someone who is on a mission for their church because there isn’t one character in the whole book who is ” worthy of emulation.” Still, for pure entertainment, it can’t be beat.

Because I was interested in reviews of the book, I read an article by Claire Fullon who writes for the Huffington Post. She compared Girl on the Train to Gone Girl. Well, yes I can see some definite similarities and I enjoyed both of them. She said they each possessed a “thrilling plot with thoughtful critique of cultural norms–particularly those that place damaging weight on women.” Hum. I hadn’t thought about the implicit critique of cultural norms, but it is definitely there.

Now my problem is, how do I summarize the plot line to a very conventional husband and convince him it was worth my time to read it? Some things are simply not possible. 🙂

Speaking of “conventional” I am attaching a conventional mother’s poem titled “You Would Come” which was written years ago for my oldest child, Scott, who is no longer a child. 🙂

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About Lorraine Jeffery

Lorraine Jeffery earned her bachelor’s degree in English and her MLIS in library science, and managed public libraries in Texas, Ohio and Utah for over twenty years. She has won poetry prizes in state and national contests and has published over thirty poems in various publications, including Clockhouse, Kindred, Calliope, Ibbetson Street,and Rockhurst Review. She has published short stories in War Cry, The Standard and Segullah. Her articles have appeared in Focus on the Family, Mature Years, and Utah’s Senior Review, as well as other publications.. She is the mother of ten children (eight adopted) and currently lives with her husband in Orem, Utah.

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