Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pre-Pub Book Buzz: Killer Move by Michael Marshall

Michael Marshall should be a household name by now. Stress the SHOULD. The UK author also known as Michael Marshall Smith has blown me away with past releases, so when I saw that his latest, Killer Move, was coming out, I immediately added it to my must have list.

(Backlist titles: The Straw Men, The Upright Man/The Lonely Dead, and Blood of Angels - trilogy, The Intruders, Bad Things, and The Servants, amongst others -- I've not finished the trilogy and The Intruders is in the TBR)

Here's a bit about Killer Move from the publisher's official site:

Stephen King hailed Michael Marshall's novel Straw Men as “a masterpiece . . . brilliantly written and scary as hell.” Now, Marshall returns with this latest unnerving tale—a creepy, fast-paced thriller that grips you from the first page straight through to its shocking end.

Bill Moore already has a lot, but he wants more . . . much more.

He's got a lucrative job selling condos in the Florida Keys, a successful wife, a good marriage, a beautiful house. He also has a five-year plan for supersuccess, but that plan has begun to drag into its sixth year without reaping its intended rewards. So now Bill's starting to mix it up—just a little—to accelerate his way into the future that he knows he deserves.

Then one morning Bill arrives at work to find a card waiting for him, with no indication who it's from or why it was sent. Its message is just one word: modified.

From that moment on, Bill's life begins to change.

At first, nothing seems very different. But when things begin to unwind rapidly, and one after another, people around Bill start to die, it becomes increasingly clear that someone somewhere has a very different plan for Bill's future. Confused and angry, Bill begins to fight against this unseen force until he comes to a terrifying, inescapable realization: Once modified, there's no going back.

You can browse inside and read a sample of Killer Move here.


Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I JUST got a copy of this in the mail last week! Excited to start it (when I have the time!)

Becky LeJeune said...

Jenn, let me know what you think. I enjoyed it very much. Now I have to go back and reread some of his older stuff, though.