Thursday, July 4, 2019

Kimberly Belle

Kimberly Belle is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of novels of suspense. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, she worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising before turning to writing fiction. She divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

Belle's new novel is Dear Wife.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
One of the best perks of this job is getting to read, a lot. Most of the titles I pick up are suspense, but I’ll throw in an occasional women’s fiction or romance to keep things interesting.

The Kill Club by Wendy Heard. Heard has a real knack for creating characters who are as unique as they are compelling, with real-life flaws and big, strong voices. Jazz in The Kill Club has a gritty, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo vibe, and she drives the action in this full-throttle thriller all the way to the deliciously dark end. This was one of my favorites this year, out in December.

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier. It takes a lot to hit me with a twist I don’t see coming, but Hillier did it with this one. Jar of Hearts is the perfect kind of thriller, dark and twisty and genuinely surprising, the kind of book best swallowed in one sitting. I’m not the only one who thinks so, either; it’s been nominated for a whole slew of awards, including from the International Thriller Writers.

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. This book was recommended to me by dozens of people, and they were right; it’s fabulous. The perfect blend of humor, snark, and sweet romance, and it brings home an important message without being preachy. I loved it!
Visit Kimberly Belle's website.

The Page 69 Test: Dear Wife.

--Marshal Zeringue