In society, a woman is necessarily associated with the keeper of the home, the one who gives love and tenderness, who listens and always helps. However, in literature you can find such representatives of the fair sex, that you can marvel at the enterprising and thoughtfulness of their actions, which are not just exciting, but sometimes cause a sense of trepidation. Readers, holding another novel in their hands, ask themselves: “perhaps the heroine has been falsely accused?” and only after reaching halfway through the work do they realize that they themselves have unwittingly become a victim, falling under the spell of a delightful and fragile creature. This article will recall some of those books. In them, you will find detailed psychological portraits of the heroines, with whom you should always be on guard.
The Water Cure, Sophie Mackintosh
Do you like “The Virgin Suicide Girls” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”? Feel free to start reading “Healing with Water.” British author Sophie Mackintosh’s debut novel made the 2018 Booker Prize list. The story, which unfolds on a desert island, is striking. It is here, behind barbed wire, away from a world drenched in toxins and murder, where women cannot survive among the violence and brutality of men, that three sisters live with their mother and father. Here they heal with water and play games with death, hurting each other in the name of love and salvation. However, everything changes the very moment the girls’ parents disappear.
It’s Not a Dream, Teresa Driscoll
The author of “I’m Watching You” beautifully reveals in her new book how boundless trust mixed with misery can be the perfect foundation for an intriguing literary thriller.
Sophie’s cherished dream, now on a train hundreds of miles from home, has always been a life away from bustling London. After begging her husband Mark to move, she eventually realized that she misses the remote wilderness, a feeling that even her love for the couple’s mutual son, Ben, cannot override. During the trip, the girl suddenly learns that Ben and a friend have been in an accident, and now Sophie rushes to him in the hospital. Tormented not only by worries about her son, whom she left with her friend Emma, but also by the doctors’ words that they can’t tell the boys apart, Sophie becomes more and more aware that she has to pay for her mistakes and find out who Emma really is.
The Girl from the Sea, Shalini Boland
British writer Shalini Boland loves to create works in the thriller and young adult genres, so her Girl from the Sea is imbued with descriptions of the human soul and at the same time the mystery that the protagonist so desperately tries to unravel.
Ever since Mia James, 25, was found by the sea, she has been trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered and, judging by the stories around her, well-to-do life. The girl does not even recognize her own reflection in the mirror. The only thing that flashes in her mind are fragments of memories associated with a strange and mysterious woman who burns with her hateful gaze. Soon enough, Mia’s gullibility will lead to the staggering mystery that her consciousness has so desperately tried to hide from her.
The Invited, Jennifer McMahon
Fans of Stephen King will love the work of psychological prose author Jennifer McMahon, who skillfully dilutes the plot twists of her own works with generous portions of mystery and horror.
The events that unfolded in 1924 are striking: a woman with the gift of foresight is harassed by residents. The “witch” is sentenced to be hanged by lynching. The tragedy unfolds before the eyes of young Jenny, who, although she managed to hide in time, cannot leave her mother in her last moment of life. Many years have passed since this incident. Spouses Nat and Ellen decide to build a house on the land where it is rumored that the treasure guarded by the ghost of the murdered woman is hidden. But the couple, who treated the urban legend with skepticism, will have to listen to the locals, as their belongings begin to suddenly disappear and strange shadows from the swamp haunt them at night.
The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
The British writer and screenwriter, working in the thriller genre, with his debut novel “The Silent Patient” managed to collect not only many awards, but also remained in the top ten bestsellers according to the Sunday Times for eight weeks.
A luxurious mansion in the expensive area, a successful marriage, high sales of paintings – the ideal life of the artist Alicia Berenson collapsed in an instant: her beloved husband, photographer Gabriel, on his return from the set died of five shots to the face, … committed by Alicia herself. by Alicia herself. The public is disturbed, but the main character, who is under investigation and undergoing treatment at a clinic, remains silent. Forensic scientist Theo Faber takes up the case. He is anxious to talk to the killer and get to the bottom of the truth.