Monday, June 6, 2011

You're Next-Gregg Hurwitz

You're Next
Gregg Hurwitz
St. Martin's, Jul 5 2011, $24.99
ISBN 9780312534912

After being abandoned as a pre-school aged child and growing up in foster care, Mike Wingate has worked his way up from the ooze below the ladder of success to the top. He lives with his wife Annabel and their eight years old daughter Kat in Lost Hills near Los Angeles and runs a profitable contracting business.

The Boss Man sends two of his thugs William and Dodge to Lost Hills and threatens the Wingate family. They steal Kat’s toys go the child’s school to cause mischief, harass Mike and assault Annabel. The police ignore the two punks instead blaming Mike for something he must have done in his past. Mike turns to his only friend from foster care Shep the dangerous criminal. They take the fight to the two predators and their boss.

Although at first the assaults seem over the top of the Sierras (even to Mike), once he and Shep learn why the Boss Man sent his thugs, readers and Mike will know this super thriller is grounded. Fast-paved from the first attack to the final confrontation as Mike learns what lies and avarice can do to am unsuspecting person and his loved ones.

Harriet Klausner

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