5 Stars, of course!
BRAVO! A genius of a story! I LOVE psychological thrillers, and this is one that will stay with you when you read this one, forever, in utter shock! At times I couldn't believe what I was reading! This guy is so inhumane, but likable! I'm not going to go into much more detail than the 'Description' this book already provides, and what you have already read because I don't want to ruin one thing for you! I did include some Advanced Praise Reviews up above as well, but I did cut out a part in one of them I listed because it just gives away too much of the plot you which will want to learn while reading the book yourself. I don't want to do that to you. I want you to be able to read this book and enjoy it! This book has so many twists and turns, you'll start getting dizzy in a great way! This character is always one step ahead of the police, convincingly.
This book starts off with Henry, our protagonist, finding a finished manuscript wrapped in greaseproof paper hidden underneath a strange woman's bed. He was looking for his sock, and that's how he found it. He did not want to get to know this woman, Martha. Well, they do end up marrying, and this book becomes the first of five bestsellers, translated into twenty languages, becomes required reading in schools, and all under the pen name of Frank Ellis. However, this is a huge secret shared only between he and his wife. Frank did NOT write these books. Martha, his wife wrote them! No one knows he does not write these books, but his wife writes the books on an old typewriter. So now he's this huge author, and he ends up having an affair with his Editor, Betty. When something happens to Betty that will change everyone's lives, things start to spiral out of control. The rest is for you to enjoy!
I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't flip through this ebook fast enough to read this entire story to find out what happened next that I didn't realize how fast I read this book!
I noticed this book is translated from the German edition, and it is fabulous! I think many people who like the Thriller genre in general will enjoy this book very much! I would like to thank Atria, a Division of Simon and Schuster through NetGalley so 'very' much for an egalley of this book for review purposes in exchange for my opinion of this book, be it either positive or negative.
About the Author, Sascha Arango