8 Books That Explore Family and Crime

Family and Crime BooksFamily drama doesn’t always equate to criminal activity. But in the case of these thriller suspense books, it most certainly does. The protagonists go about their lives, contented and convinced that all is right in their world. They are shocked when the unthinkable happens: some traumatic event that proves someone they love and thought they knew intimately is not who they seemed. Secrets are revealed and happy families shattered in these seven crime thrillers that prove being family is not always enough—and sometimes it’s too much.


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