My Favorite Reads of 2022
The five novels listed below weren’t published this year. I’m a slow reader and always on the hunt for great books no matter what year...
“Riggs keeps the tension high to the dramatic climax.”
Catharine Riggs lives and writes on California’s central coast. She is the author of the twin thrillers WHAT SHE GAVE AWAY and WHAT SHE NEVER SAID. Riggs has worked as a business banker, adjunct college instructor, and a nonprofit executive. She specializes in dysfunctional family dramas set against a backdrop of corporate misdeeds. Riggs' twin thrillers have generated enthusiastic reviews from Publishers Weekly and Mystery Scene Magazine and from numerous authors including Robert Dugoni, T.R. Ragan, P.J. Vernon, David Housewright and Margaret Murphy.
WHAT SHE NEVER SAID
How much would you pay to keep a secret?
The 1% doesn’t do anything like the rest of us, including retire. But when the elderly guests of swanky Serenity Acres fall on hard times, they conveniently pass away. Could an Angel of Mercy—or an Angel of Greed—be behind the sudden deaths? A peek into a tony retirement community where the upscale residents will stop at nothing to have their secrets buried in a grave.
Choices have consequences. Revenge has a cost.
Catharine Riggs' first work of psychological suspense features an outsider with a dark past and a bitter grudge who moves to a wealthy beach-side community only to find herself enmeshed in the secrets of her boss and his hapless wife. Spanning two years and told in the protagonists’ alternating voices, WHAT SHE GAVE AWAY reveals the power of choice, the price of revenge and the treachery of denial.
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
San Diego, CA
August 27, 2023 - September 4, 2023