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Why Women Suspense Writers Are Just Better

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"You scare me," my husband said a few months ago, after peeking over my shoulder at Karin Slaughter's . He was (understandably) freaked out about how calm I was reading a thriller, describing the details of the woman who was sexually assaulted and mutilated. But here's the thing: I was more concerned with how well I could relate to the victim's sister, who sought justice on her own terms in this page-turner.

You see, it's not the violence against women that gives me nightmares - it's the fact that she was attacked while in the restroom of a public place by someone well-loved in the small-town community. It's that type of realistic plot that . It's just one of the many reasons why women

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