Day 4 – Favourite Non-Classic Novel Read in 2019
Oh wow this is difficult! I only read a handful of novels that weren’t classics. Let’s see, I think it’s going to be between The Night Stalker by Chris Carter and The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins. They’re both very different novels but both are great.
The Night Stalker is a murder mystery. There’s a serial killer on the lose who kills women in a very peculiar way and all of these women look similar. The murders are pretty grotesque but the whole mystery as to who the murderer is and the way it’s all told is pretty amazing. I was drawn right in and it left me wanting more. I keep saying I’m going to get all Robert Hunter books but I haven’t gotten round to that yet. Maybe I’ll put them on my birthday wishlist or something.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton is also a book about murder but this one’s very different. The novel is set in Victorian London where Frannie is about to be tried for the murder of her Master and Mistress. The story follows her from childhood when she was a slave on a plantation in Jamaica to when she became a maid, whore, lover and laudanum addict in London. It’s a great story with a lot of twists and turns and I absolutely loved every minute of it!