Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: The Accident by Chris Pavone

The Accident by Chris Pavone

Publisher: Crown
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder.

Over the course of one long, desperate, increasingly perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, toward saving or ruining careers and companies, placing everything at risk—and everyone in mortal peril.  The rich cast of characters—in publishing and film, politics and espionage—are all forced to confront the consequences of their ambitions, the schisms between their ideal selves and the people they actually became.

Kritters Thoughts:  What a crazy whirlwind ride that didn't stop turning until the very end!  With a crazy cast of characters, I definitely had to chart this one out from an author and the things he set in motion to a publisher, editor and the subject of this book, this book had an interesting combination of thriller rolled into the book publishing world.  

The publishing aspect of the book was so interesting, to see all of the hands that it takes to get a book from the author into the public's hands and then to add the anonymous author and the thriller aspect was genius.  As a book blogger I have an interest in the publishing world and I always find it interesting to read books that center around the business of books.  

After reading the book, this is one that definitely left me with a few unanswered questions and I am not sure if I like that or not.  I tend to like my thriller/mysteries to end with everything wrapped up and knowing that I finally put all the pieces together, I think there are still some pieces left dangling.  This book is not meant for a lazy reader, it definitely took work to realize if they were in the past or the present and which character was being featured.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 9 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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