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Publisher's Summary

The electrifying debut thriller that asks the question: To save the one you love, is there any price you wouldn't pay?

His wife is sick.

He needs $200,000 to save her.

A mysterious man offers to give him the money with just one catch: He has to murder someone to get it.

Gary Foster's life is finally heading in the right direction. After years of trying, his wife, Beth, is pregnant, and he recently opened a business with his brother. But one phone call changes everything....

After collapsing suddenly, Beth has been rushed to the hospital. Tests reveal a devastating diagnosis: an inoperable brain tumor. Their only hope is an expensive experimental treatment available abroad, with a cost that's out of their reach. And Beth's time is running out....

Then a strange man approaches Gary and offers the money he needs, on one condition: that he kill someone, no questions asked. End one life to save another.

In this nail-biting debut novel of domestic suspense, one man makes a choice that forces him to confront the darkest reaches of his soul and betray those closest to him. As he's swept up in a nightmare of escalating violence, he must question his own morality - and determine just how far he's willing to go to save the woman he loves.

©2018 Tom Hunt (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Terrific...full of shocks and twists you won't see coming - unputdownable and highly recommended!" (Lee Child, number-one New York Times best-selling author)

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Unlikable protagonist

I had to force myself to finish this, thinking there must be something redeeming at the end. Nope. I could find nothing to like about Gary. I would give this zero stars if it would let me.

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Was okay

Started interesting with a plot that could've been absolutely great but ended up feeling way too messed up, quite unrealistic and was in the end difficult to finish. The narrator made it somewhat worth it, though. He's absolutely amazing.

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Nature, nurture, or choice.

Definitely a thought provoking novel. What choice would each of us make faced with the same issues.

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  • Kim
  • BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States
  • 02-14-18

Just wasn't cohesive (IMHO)

The entire story sounded "stilted" and uncomfortable to me. They didn't talk to each other like a couple madly in love. As the story progressed, you'd THINK that at least SHE would be talking about, concerned about, obsessed about the BABY, but that didn't happen. I never felt connected to any of the characters. The only truly socially redeeming thing about the book was Ray Porter.