2016 was the year I wrote more and read less. I’d have thought reading fewer books would make me easier to please but the opposite proved true. Not many books knocked my socks off in 2016. The ten on this list did.
The Trespasser by Tana French
I’ve been a devotee of Ms. French’s complex, character-driven mysteries since I read her first, In the Woods, almost ten years ago. While my favorite is still Faithful Place, The Trespasser is next on that list.
As I wrote in my review, I devoured the book. The prose is vivid and assured and Ms. French’s pacing and plotting expertly done. Her characters are among […]