What's the best novel, published in 2011, that you read this year? (A discussion otherwise known as: Help Me Pick My Christmas Vacation Reading.)
For myself, I'll restrict this list to non-Mulholland titles and say it was THE END OF EVERYTHING by Meagan Abbott. Or, if you want to count this as genre fiction, 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. (One of the main characters IS an assassin, after all.)
THE SENTRY, by Robert Crais. A Joe Pike novel.
Fatal Destiny - a Grace deHaviland novel
The Devil All The Time.
I've not finished it, but it's profound and perfectly written.
Donald Ray Pollock's a genius.
I saw THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME on at least one Year's Best list in the past month. That may be the ticket.