Rose Wilding @Rose_WldngFive chapters into @HeatherDarwent’s The Things we do to our Friends and I am utterly hooked. I LOVE that the 2023 literary scene is bursting with women going feral 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
Adding the phrase 'women going feral' to my #mswl...!
Perennial favorite themes: cons, hoaxes, fish out of water, outsiders becoming insiders, upstairs/downstairs themes, family dramas (esp those with a humorous element a la THE NEST or THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD, though I wouldn't kick a heartbreaker like ASK AGAIN YES out of bed)
As for historical: I'm always on the lookout for previously untold stories and unheard perspectives, particularly those of forgotten/misunderstood women a la THE PARIS WIFE, WEYWARD, THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR.
I'll also never tire of literary suspense - especially that which pulls the curtain back on a new community or subculture, or, as above, has escapist elements. Last year's faves in this space: ALL THAT'S LEFT UNSAID, MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW and THE CARETAKERS.
I'm also manifesting something heist-y! Whether that's contemporary and hilarious like COUNTERFEIT or a historical masterpiece like THE HOUSEKEEPERS (coming this summer), I'm open to anything in this space.
...especially because one of the biggest gaps on my list is a destination thriller. I'm manifesting this for myself in 2023! Some that I loved in 2022 include: BREATHLESS, forthcoming debut THE DIVE, DEEP WATER, THE VILLA, and SUN DAMAGE.
To that end: did you love White Lotus? I LOVED White Lotus (both seasons...) so, if your book has ANY resemblance to everyone's favorite locked room mystery - rich people behaving badly, an escapist setting, dark AF humor, I want to see it...
My women's fiction list is a little full; I'll be focusing on suspense, thrillers, book club historical, and contemporary novels with an edge for the first half of 2023.
Charlotte Cray (she/her) @charlottecrayAgents, do you have any novels like THE BEAR?
Pulsating with tension, team acrobatics, restaurant geekery, perfect doughnuts, green labels... and HEAT.
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Katie Bowden @katiebowdyI know that I am late to this but for the love of god will someone please send me a novel that is like The Wilds
Katie Greenstreet @ktgreenstThe sun has arrived, and covid has finally come to the Deechstreet household. I'm in the mood for escapist suspense that will make me forget I'm stuck inside for the foreseeable... if you've written one, I'd love to read it! #MSWL
Mountains, beaches, islands, remote continental villages, fancy hotels, adventure holidays, darkly glamorous mansions, secluded retreats, river cruises, penthouse apartments in glittering cities... take me away, but make it murder-y! #MSWL
The sun has arrived, and covid has finally come to the Deechstreet household. I'm in the mood for escapist suspense that will make me forget I'm stuck inside for the foreseeable... if you've written one, I'd love to read it! #MSWL
Jhanteigh Kupihea @jhanteighAre there historical novels about the Black elite in the Gilded Age? The HBO show offers some tantalizing glimpses but I’d love a story where this is the focus
#mswl yes please