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Good People

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Tom and Anna Reed want a family. But years of unsuccessful infertility treatments have left them in debt and bereft. Then one night everything changes. The tenant in the flat below them has passed away, leaving $400,000 in cash. All they have to do is take the money and all of their problems will be solved. But their decision puts them in the path of some ruthless men. Men who have been double-crossed and want revenge. Good people are about to meet bad...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 220g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552160849
  • 9780552160841
  • 763,669

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"A brainy, twisty, sometimes twisted mystery" * Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL * "Good People is gleefully dread-filled, mercilessly tense, and moves with the speed of something fired from a sawed-off. Based on his first three novels, one can't help but feel Marcus Sakey is exactly the electric jolt American crime fiction needs" * Dennis Lehane * "Dark, disturbing and timely" * Laura Lipmann * "Like any reader, I love old favourites . . . but I love new voices too, and I especially love it when a new voice starts to become an old favourite. It doesn't happen often, but right now it's happening with Marcus Sakey. He's got it all. he writes like a dream, he creates characters exactly like people you know, he scares you, and above all keeps you turning the pages. But most of all he does the 'what if' thing better than anyone in the business. 'What if' questions power a lot of plots, but Sakey is special. He doesn't just check a box or construct a neat twist for the sake of it. Reading him between the lines, I guarantee he lives this stuff. . . he thinks it through and sweats it out, probably for weeks at a time. I can see him, looking around at all the things he loves, looking at his house, turning and looking at his wife, asking himself, 'What if? What if I had to put all this at risk? Would I? Could I? How would it feel? What would be the effect on me?' It's that kind of depth and intelligence and passion and emotion that sets Sakey apart. These are not just clever plots. These are real people with night sweats and wide eyes and everything to lose." * Lee Child *show more

About Marcus Sakey

Marcus Sakey is an award-winning thriller writer. He has also contributed to a number of short story anthologies in the thriller genre. He presents the US travel show Hidden Cities and lives in Chicago with his wife. www.marcussakey.comshow more

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"A brainy, twisty, sometimes twisted mystery"show more

Back cover copy

Tom and Anna Reed want a family. But years of unsuccessful infertility treatments have left them in debt and bereft.Then one night everything changes. The tenant in the flat below them has passed away, leaving $400,000 in cash. All they have to do is take the money and all of their problems will be solved. But their decision puts them in the path of some ruthless men. Men who have been double-crossed and want revenge.Good people are about to meet bad . . .show more

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1,107 ratings
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4 42% (462)
3 29% (321)
2 8% (85)
1 1% (12)
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