***Shortlisted for the 2020 Edgar Allen Poe Awards***
It’s true that The River: A Novel by Peter Heller has been nominated for an Edgar, but somewhat like Fake Like Me, which also made the shortlist in 2020, it probably should not be classified primarily as a mystery or thriller. What it’s mainly about is two young men going canoeing in Canada and their relationship. That combination of the great outdoors, two men, as well as the writing, makes it slightly reminiscent of Brokeback Mountain (without the sex).
Best Mystery Books: 2020