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The Wicked Sister


Karen Dionne wove heaps of menace into family dynamics in her debut, The Marsh King’s Daughter, and in this one she goes even darker, with a main character diagnosed as an actual psychopath. This also has a very atmospheric wilderness-related setting, the main action taking place in a big log cabin in the forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but as Joseph Finder says, ‘In Karen Dionne’s wilderness, humans are the most dangerous animals of all’ . . .

Thalia Proctor