Recently I asked Skrypuch about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m actively writing a novel at the moment and when I do that, I tend not to read much fiction because my mind wanders back to my own story-in-progress. But I’ve just come off a six month reading binge and during that time I read some awesome novels.Visit Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's website.
I love reading unpredictable psychological thrillers. Readers have told me that Making Bombs for Hitler has a thriller feel to it, so maybe that's why I enjoy them so much.
Herman Koch has a gift for creating seemingly mundane yet deliciously unlikeable characters and original story lines. I inhaled his most recent, Dear Mr. M, about a voyeur neighbor who spies on a once-great author. The voice alternates between the voyeur and the fading author, and neither is a reliable narrator. Brilliant and addictive. His best novel yet.
An Honest Deceit is a literary thriller by Guy Mankowski, about a bereaved father who delves into the mysterious circumstances of his young daughter’s death as a way of coming to terms with the tragedy. Nothing about this book is formulaic. I'd read another Mankowski in a flash, just because I like his writing so much.
Chevy Stevens’ newest thriller, Never Let You Go, comes out in mid-March, but I had the opportunity to read an advance copy. I loved this book. Stevens’ bad guys aren't cardboard and her good guys aren't sweet. Everyone has a well-developed backstory. When the terror happens, it's so darned real.
My Book, The Movie: Making Bombs for Hitler.