Reader Confession – I love thrillers but prefer those that are from the victim’s or the villain’s POV…

by Maryse on September 13, 2017 · 3 comments

in Editorial

I like to be the victim or the psycho when I read. ;) *blink blink*

TODAY’S QUICK HURRICANE IRMA AFTERMATH UPDATE: YAY!!! The electricity is back, and I’m so happy!!!! :D

Y’all know I LOVE scary stories (especially psych-thrillers). I’ve got quite a few awesome recommendations , and a bunch of new ones on my TBR list that I can’t wait to devour. YAY ME!! But chatting with my book buds, I realized something.

I’m not really into the “cop/detective” perspectives in this genre (mind you… I love a good officer-in-uniform romance. Tee hee!!) ;) But when it comes to mysteries and thrillers and jaw-dropping, twisty stories, I’m really only drawn to those that are completely told (or play out) from a victim’s perspective. And yep. Even the villain’s perspective. *shivers* Ooooooh how I LOVE THOSE, because they’re just so raw and gritty and terrifying, no matter who’s head your in!

Maryse: I’m reading “The Widow” and I have no idea what’s going to happen, and am enjoying it for the most part, except for all the detective’s parts. I’m always interested in the bad guy and the victim, but never the police-procedural stuff…

Jen C: Oooh I’m reading The Widow at the moment too. Only a few chapters in and really liking it. I’m kind of excited to hear there are detective bits and court bits to look forward to?! Kind of work coming to life lol.

I know that mysteries and crime thrillers from a detective’s POV is always popular. Their struggle in trying to solve a case and being caught in the serial-killers mind games can be addictive and unputdownable. But I dunno. I always find myself riveted from an even more primal perspective when it comes to the scary stuff. I WANT to be nervous. I want to be evilly excited. I want the adrenaline rushes and the glee and the relief and the terror.

I want to be the victim or I want to be the psycho.

Er…  GAH!!! eek IN BOOKS. Always and only in books!!! lol

How about you? And do you have any recommendations for me?

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

R. Renee September 15, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Colette’s Wrecked is a hot cop romance, Maryse. #swoon

Maryse September 15, 2017 at 7:07 PM

Reading that one too, R (Wrecked)!!! Almost done in fact. Oh yes my friends… I have been POWER reading. :P

R. Renee September 15, 2017 at 7:12 PM

Adam made me hardcore swoon!

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