I met today’s guest, Chelsea Humphrey, in Savannah last year at an event hosted by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. I have been wanting to have her on the podcast ever since… and the deal was sealed when I found out her blog and review account is called “The Suspense Is Thrilling Me.”
In today’s episode, Chelsea and I examine what a surprisingly broad category “suspense” actually is. Of course we talk about Gone Girl, but we also talk about how psychological suspense connects with the various struggles women experience every day. We also confess how we’re both suckers for a beautiful book cover (or a book with a good map in the front pages), why we’re drawn to redemptive redemptive narratives, and what happened when Chelsea read Danielle Steel for the first time.
I’ve gotta admit, I was quite surprised by Chelsea’s favorites. You might be too!
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• A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas
• The Nancy Drew series, by Carolyn Keene
• Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
• Girl On The Train, by Paula Hawkins
• The Dry, by Jane Harper
• Six Stories, by Matt Wesolowski
• The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
• Caraval, by Stephanie Garber
• Dead Letters, by Caite Dolan-Leach
• The Fall of Lisa Bellow, by Susan Perabo
• Beartown, by Fredrik Backman
• A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
• Britt Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman
• My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman
• It Happens All The Time, by Amy Hatvany
• When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon