Monday, September 1, 2014

The Accident

18050094From the author of the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning The Expats

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.

The action rockets around Europe and across America, with an intricate web of duplicities stretching back a quarter-century to a dark winding road in upstate New York, where the shocking truth about the accident itself is buried. 

Gripping, sophisticated, layered, and impossible to put down, The Accident proves once again that Chris Pavone is a true master of suspense.

So I have been thinking about what i wanted to write here, what there was to write. I found some things after digging around in my head for awhile. What I thought about this book is complicated. 
PROS: I liked the plot, how a book was the thing that people were killing and getting killed for, also there were snippets of the "book" throughout the book. Liked how everyone was connected in the end. And the biggest thing was the writing, it was very descriptive writing, and made every scene like a mini movie in your head. The writing was so descriptive that it was my favorite part of the book for me over all. 
CONS: This wasn't as fast paced asI was hoping, with having so many different pov's there was to much time wasted with the info on them all. Another thing, this wasn't a "couldn't put it down" or "up all night to finish it" read for me, I was hoping for that when I picked this out for review. I was intrigued by the story and the plot but wasn't totally absorbed. It fell short as far as that goes. I feel over all this is a good read, but not amazing, a good thriller but not my favorite ones I have read.  I received this for review through Blogging For Books. 

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