Derailed

Written by: James Siegel

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Advertising director Charles Schine is just another New York commuter, regularly catching the 8.43 to work. But the day he misses his train is the day that changes his life. Catching the 9.05 instead, he can't help but be drawn by the sight of the person opposite. Charles has never cheated on his wife in eighteen years of marriage. But then Charles has never met anyone like Lucinda Harris before. Charming, beautiful and a seductively good listener, Charles finds himself instantly attracted. And though Lucinda is married too, it is immediately apparent that the feeling is mutual. Their journeys into work become lunch dates, which become cocktails and eventually lead to a rented room in a seedy hotel. They both know the risks they are taking, but not in their worst nightmares could they foresee what is to follow. Suddenly their temptation turns horrifically sour, and their illicit liaison becomes caught up in something bigger, more dangerous, more brutally violent. Unable to talk to his partner or the police, Charles finds himself trapped in a world of dark conspiracy and psychological games. Somehow he's got to find a way to fight back, or his entire life will be spectacularly derailed for good.
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Grant Murray
It's hard to rate this book and explain why it didn't a higher rating without spoiling a few key parts. But I'll try.

Perhaps the writer was making a point about coincidences and unexpected events - that life is unexpected, perhaps? - but whatever the point was it must have been way over my head. For one, the key 'meeting' scene at the beginning was so coincidental that the events that follow are hard to believe. And perhaps that's by design, because while the coming twist is easy to predict, as It's hard to rate this book and explain why it didn't a higher rating without spoiling a few key parts. But I'll try.

Perhaps the writer was making a point about coincidences and unexpected events - that life is unexpected, perhaps? - but whatever the point was it must have been way over my head. For one, the key 'meeting' scene at the beginning was so coincidental that the events that follow are hard to believe. And perhaps that's by design, because while the coming twist is easy to predict, as a reader I was thrown off by the fact that if that twist were to occur - which it did - it would require a whole lot of explanation of to how exactly that could be - which we never got.

The coincidences don't stop there though. It's just one unbelievably coincidental event after another. By the end I just couldn't stomach the story at all because it just went too far out of the realms of possibilities in my mind.

It has all the makings of a great thriller, but completely lost me in the ridiculousness of the story.

Jessica
I was frustrated by this book. A horribly bad decision leads to what looks to be a life-long run with blackmail. A conniving and incredibly beautiful ex-hooker is able to convince regular guys that she's madly in love with them, steal away for an illicit afternoon, and then the guys are forced to watch as this ex-hooker is "raped" in front of them, thereby setting the regular guy up for the extortion part of the scam.

It was like "Fatal Attraction" without the boiled bunny. The wife even forgave I was frustrated by this book. A horribly bad decision leads to what looks to be a life-long run with blackmail. A conniving and incredibly beautiful ex-hooker is able to convince regular guys that she's madly in love with them, steal away for an illicit afternoon, and then the guys are forced to watch as this ex-hooker is "raped" in front of them, thereby setting the regular guy up for the extortion part of the scam.

It was like "Fatal Attraction" without the boiled bunny. The wife even forgave the husband for his affair, just like the movie (although she did throw him out for a while).

I found it all too ridiculous to be intriguing. Everything went wrong for Charles in the beginning - the brief affair, his attempt to "recruit" an ex-con to help deal with the extortionist, his unexpected problems with his job...But then things started to fall into place for Charles and he was able to walk away relatively unscathed. Really? For a guy who spent the bulk of the book kicking himself in the arse for the decisions he made, he gets a happy ending?
Jillian
I started reading Derailed at my favorite coffee shop, but their copy soon disappeared, so I was forced to switch to the library's audio version. The reader is excellent, but I must give one caution about choosing the audio version: reading about a violent, multi-stage rape is bad enough, but listening to it can be unbearable.

The pacing and plotting of the story were strong: it was appropriately swift and suspenseful and twists (that were only partially predictable) arrived whenever the story l I started reading Derailed at my favorite coffee shop, but their copy soon disappeared, so I was forced to switch to the library's audio version. The reader is excellent, but I must give one caution about choosing the audio version: reading about a violent, multi-stage rape is bad enough, but listening to it can be unbearable.

The pacing and plotting of the story were strong: it was appropriately swift and suspenseful and twists (that were only partially predictable) arrived whenever the story lagged or the protagonist started to lose my interest and sympathy. The framing device was perhaps Siegel's best idea, and the knowledge that it was lurking there enhanced every part of the story. Siegel may take the "everything happens for a reason" line too far at times, but for its genre the believability level is acceptable. In the end I'm glad I read it, though I'm equally glad that I never paid for it or saw the movie.
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Amy
I found this book on a list that someone had written -- good thriller books for people who like the author Harlan Coben. A Coben book this is not... but it's not bad either. It had decent action and characters. But unfortunately it just wasn't very believable. That the main character (I already forgot his name) wouldn't go to the police, or tell his wife what had happened, didn't seem very plausible; especially when it came down to spending that much money.
Also, I had figured out what was going I found this book on a list that someone had written -- good thriller books for people who like the author Harlan Coben. A Coben book this is not... but it's not bad either. It had decent action and characters. But unfortunately it just wasn't very believable. That the main character (I already forgot his name) wouldn't go to the police, or tell his wife what had happened, didn't seem very plausible; especially when it came down to spending that much money.
Also, I had figured out what was going on within the first quarter of the book, so getting through the rest of book, waiting for the guy to figure it out was a little annoying, as was the huge coincidental thing that happens towards the end just as he was about to die.
So with all these negative things, why did I still give the book 3 stars? Because I still enjoyed it. It was a fast read, and made an interesting story when I told my husband about it later.
Diana
After reading Deceit, I felt obliged to pick up another book by James Siegel. I knew there was a movie based on this novel, and I decided that I would read it before watching. Although there were some parts that caught be my surprise, I felt gypped from one of the "bigger" plot twists in regards to Lucinda. I was able to guess who she really was before they even really gave hints, and when Charles finally had the revelation, I was already asking "Why didn't he see it earlier?" When she was "kidn After reading Deceit, I felt obliged to pick up another book by James Siegel. I knew there was a movie based on this novel, and I decided that I would read it before watching. Although there were some parts that caught be my surprise, I felt gypped from one of the "bigger" plot twists in regards to Lucinda. I was able to guess who she really was before they even really gave hints, and when Charles finally had the revelation, I was already asking "Why didn't he see it earlier?" When she was "kidnapped" I found it strange that she would yell for him to get out--after all, wouldn't she want him to save her as well? It was quite obvious that it was all part of the facade.

Overall, a fine read. The Attica parts contributed to most of my surprises, and the ending is a lot more easier to understand than Deceit's ending--if you ever read that.
Crystal
From the first chapter of "Derailed", I was hooked. It was sexy without being obscene and gritty without being vulgar. Siegel's main character was a man the masses could love to hate; wealthy, with a high salary and position, perfect wife and family life. A chance meeting on the morning train upends his entire life in the worst ways possible and we can't help but feel sympathy for the man, at the same time thinking that he brought it on himself.

I'll admit that I did manage to figure out what the From the first chapter of "Derailed", I was hooked. It was sexy without being obscene and gritty without being vulgar. Siegel's main character was a man the masses could love to hate; wealthy, with a high salary and position, perfect wife and family life. A chance meeting on the morning train upends his entire life in the worst ways possible and we can't help but feel sympathy for the man, at the same time thinking that he brought it on himself.

I'll admit that I did manage to figure out what the plot twists were before they were revealed, and once revealed, they aren't really an audience-gripping "6th Sense" moment, but I don't believe they were intended to be huge, staggering revelations to begin with. And at the point that these early twists come out, the reader is already too immersed in the very fast-paced suspense driven story to even consider putting the book down.
Suzie Wentworth
A really good story and page-turner! Two married people begin an affair after they meet on a train going to work. After their first tryst in a hotel room, everything goes into a downward spiral in a big way. Many twists and surprises. I gave it four stars rather than 5 because of one really unbelievable scene, but after having finished the book I can see why that scene was used. I highly recommend this book.

BTW, a movie was made from this book with Clive Own and Jennifer Aniston. I wouldn't have A really good story and page-turner! Two married people begin an affair after they meet on a train going to work. After their first tryst in a hotel room, everything goes into a downward spiral in a big way. Many twists and surprises. I gave it four stars rather than 5 because of one really unbelievable scene, but after having finished the book I can see why that scene was used. I highly recommend this book.

BTW, a movie was made from this book with Clive Own and Jennifer Aniston. I wouldn't have put Jennifer in this role, but Clive is close to the description of the character. From the description of the movie, the story may have been changed. I have it coming next on Netflix, so I will comment on that later.
Lacey
This book was just delicious. I absolutely love the way Siegel intertwines the lives of his characters and tells the story of Charles through a character who isn't even revealed until the end of the story. Though the plot takes a while to pick up, the intrigue and mystery with which Siegel prefaces his novel is fantastic. As a modern book, I found the language and style to be very different from what I usually read (generally very classic literature). The contemporary style was somewhat refreshi This book was just delicious. I absolutely love the way Siegel intertwines the lives of his characters and tells the story of Charles through a character who isn't even revealed until the end of the story. Though the plot takes a while to pick up, the intrigue and mystery with which Siegel prefaces his novel is fantastic. As a modern book, I found the language and style to be very different from what I usually read (generally very classic literature). The contemporary style was somewhat refreshing. I know that I have a tendency to write as I read, in a more classic style, which, while it isn't bad, is not necessarly what modern readers look for. I was able to pick up on some stylistic methods in Siegel's story that might be useful in composing a modern story.
Karen
I listened to this unabridged audio addition in the car. Great entertainment. Charles Schine works in advertising in NYC taking the same train every day, until he misses it & meets Lucinda on the next train. The devoted husband of a school teacher & father to Anna who is sick with diabetes, is drawn to the beautiful woman on the train who is a good listener & finds the attraction is mutual. She is married too, but that doesn't stop them from moving forward with an affair that ends in I listened to this unabridged audio addition in the car. Great entertainment. Charles Schine works in advertising in NYC taking the same train every day, until he misses it & meets Lucinda on the next train. The devoted husband of a school teacher & father to Anna who is sick with diabetes, is drawn to the beautiful woman on the train who is a good listener & finds the attraction is mutual. She is married too, but that doesn't stop them from moving forward with an affair that ends in a seedy hotel when he is beaten, she is raped & they are robbed. Then the blackmail begins. Charles life is turned upside down as he tries to hide his misdeeds from his wife & protect his family since he can't go to the police.

Jen
I already knew the "twist" for this book and tried to read it, but couldn't get past the rape scene, which haunted me for weeks. It is honestly one of the most horrific and prelonged descriptions of rape I've ever read, and the way it's described ... something about the detail of it, the language used... I found it too realistic, and I found it, in a word, gross. Can't and couldn't get past it. I couldn't imagine a woman writing about a rape this... voyeuristic-ally ... a rape that happens in fr I already knew the "twist" for this book and tried to read it, but couldn't get past the rape scene, which haunted me for weeks. It is honestly one of the most horrific and prelonged descriptions of rape I've ever read, and the way it's described ... something about the detail of it, the language used... I found it too realistic, and I found it, in a word, gross. Can't and couldn't get past it. I couldn't imagine a woman writing about a rape this... voyeuristic-ally ... a rape that happens in front of the male gaze, a rape that involves anal rape, oral rape, etc. It felt too brutal for words...
Aaron Martz
This is a violent and grisly book. Not for the faint of heart. It's one of those innocent man (or not so innocent in this case) thrillers where the protagonist makes one mistake that snowballs out of control, getting worse and worse, until everything is taken away from him and all he is left with is suicide or prison. Written in an almost stream of consciousness first person, the book builds such incredible tension, it is almost impossible to put down. The climax is somewhat tarnished by an incr This is a violent and grisly book. Not for the faint of heart. It's one of those innocent man (or not so innocent in this case) thrillers where the protagonist makes one mistake that snowballs out of control, getting worse and worse, until everything is taken away from him and all he is left with is suicide or prison. Written in an almost stream of consciousness first person, the book builds such incredible tension, it is almost impossible to put down. The climax is somewhat tarnished by an incredible coincidence, but the closing chapters are as hard and gripping as the buildup. Well worth reading!
Louise
I loved this book and felt it deserved 5 stars. However I guessed the twist before it happened, which frustrated me when I was reading it. James Siegel paints an amazing picture with his words. He really got my imagination going. Therefore I was super disappointed with the movie that was made of the book (it was truly awful)
The story was original and gripping. The characters were well introduced and maintained throughout. The twist would have been fantastic if it wasn't so easily guessed and I f I loved this book and felt it deserved 5 stars. However I guessed the twist before it happened, which frustrated me when I was reading it. James Siegel paints an amazing picture with his words. He really got my imagination going. Therefore I was super disappointed with the movie that was made of the book (it was truly awful)
The story was original and gripping. The characters were well introduced and maintained throughout. The twist would have been fantastic if it wasn't so easily guessed and I found the ending to be satisfying after the emotional ups and downs throughout the book. I recommend that you read this book. It won't disappoint.
Renee
I just happened upon this book while looking for audio books at my library. I was not aware this book was reviewed as one of the most exciting thrillers in years!

In Derailed, you’ll read how Charles Schine’s quiet and ordinary life is literally derailed as he makes one bad decision on his morning commute to work. True to review, this is one of the most captivating thrillers I’ve read in a long time.

This book is superbly narrated by Gregory Harrison (Trapper John-for those who remember the TV sho I just happened upon this book while looking for audio books at my library. I was not aware this book was reviewed as one of the most exciting thrillers in years!

In Derailed, you’ll read how Charles Schine’s quiet and ordinary life is literally derailed as he makes one bad decision on his morning commute to work. True to review, this is one of the most captivating thrillers I’ve read in a long time.

This book is superbly narrated by Gregory Harrison (Trapper John-for those who remember the TV show).
Nancy Moore
First thing I have to say is Don't see the movie!!! Just don't. This book, I picked up to read one day when I was going to spend the entire day on planes and waiting in airports. I finished it somewhere over Alabama. It was so engrossing. It's a great story. A little shocking, kind of creepy, kind of sexy, and surprising! I kept thinking what a great movie it would make. Don't know how they managed to cock it up, but they did. This is one of my very favorite books for how it kept me hooked and k First thing I have to say is Don't see the movie!!! Just don't. This book, I picked up to read one day when I was going to spend the entire day on planes and waiting in airports. I finished it somewhere over Alabama. It was so engrossing. It's a great story. A little shocking, kind of creepy, kind of sexy, and surprising! I kept thinking what a great movie it would make. Don't know how they managed to cock it up, but they did. This is one of my very favorite books for how it kept me hooked and kept me guessing.
Peter O'brien
I have to say this book about how one mans brief dalliance leads to his life being almost destroyed, really didn't get going until about 2/3s of the way through. Mainly because the big reveal around that time was so bleeding obvious to anyone that has ever read or watched a book or film of this type. So it felt you were kind of treading water.

Yet then in the last third it picked up, partly because of utterly implausible plot twists, but in the end, that's okay. Melodrama is fine, and I enjoyed t I have to say this book about how one mans brief dalliance leads to his life being almost destroyed, really didn't get going until about 2/3s of the way through. Mainly because the big reveal around that time was so bleeding obvious to anyone that has ever read or watched a book or film of this type. So it felt you were kind of treading water.

Yet then in the last third it picked up, partly because of utterly implausible plot twists, but in the end, that's okay. Melodrama is fine, and I enjoyed the change of pace, and a quite satisfying ending. certainly saved it from being a dud.
Cheryl Jirsa
This book was a real thriller and I couldn't put it down. A normal man on the train to work and his entire life turns around after a brief encounter with a lovely passenger. What a mess he got himself into and each chapter his life spirals more and more out of control. The book was well written and kept my interest all the way to the end. I will now read James Siegel's other books "Deceit" and "Detour".
Sarah
seriously, this book was awesome! i can't believe how often i laughed even as i was preparing myself for the next tense moment. the beginning is a blast off and the whole book builds so well. i did see the movie a long long time ago and i don't recall too many details of it but i remember thinking it wasn't very good. the book was excellent. i actually read the first 250 pages in one sitting. fast paced, funny, tense, and thrilling.
Joe Stamber
Derailed is about a pretty regular guy, married with a sick daughter, who meets a woman on his routine train commute to work. He's enticed into an illicit relationship with her, which gets him into all sorts of trouble. Saying much more would be a spoiler. It's an easy to read thriller and moves along at a good pace, without any padding. While it never blew me away, it was an enjoyable enough novel.
Barbara
This book was a page turner! It was difficult to put it down. The movie based on this book was fairly good, but it did not capture the heart-pounding suspense in the written words.
It is difficult to describe this story without spoilers, so I shall tell you the basics.It is a nightmarish thriller, similar in some measure to, "Fatal Attraction".There is murder, deceit and betrayal and a surprise ending!
Michelle Bacon
Slow in some parts, but what I recall from the movie seems pretty close to the book although I don't remember him changing his identity or the identity of his family. Could've used some better description for the main character. Seems like the author was only concerned about detailed description of women. Overall, a fair read.
Bill McNary
I started this book, but soon realized that it was not plot line that I enjoy. I enjoy plots where there are stong characters who face difficult problems. Where main characters are clueless and get entrapped in circumstances created by their stupid choices, I get restless. To be fair, I didn't finish the book so this isn't an opinion based on a complete reading.
Christina
Nice one. Read it after it was adapted into a movie, and I understand why it was. Very interesting thriller. Very engaging and descriptions are so good I could imagine myself as one of the characters. But just when you think you're starting to understand where the story's going, a big twist unfolds. Totally read it.
Thomas Devine
A rare book that totally lives up to the hype on the back cover. Without being a spoiler, I loved the way-out use of the abortion clinic bomber blowing himself up in the wrong place as a plot solution to get the main protagonist out of a dire predicament. It was far-fetched, original and ingenious enough to be just believable.
Susan
This was a book that was hard to put down. It is basically the story of how one bad choice can spiral into a life-altering series of events. This book has a lot of suspense and it really makes you think. I would have given it five stars but the end was just a little too convenient and contrived, although satisfying.
Jeri Mihm
oh this book was good! It started out so simply, guy is bored in his marriage and job, meets mysterious woman on the train, and they decide to have an affair. Then, BOOM! the action begins and its a gut-wrenching thriller for the rest of the book. I listened to this on audio from my library, and could barely stop listening to do anything else.
Kandice
I saw the movie first. That being said, this was an excellent book. One bad choice can spiral out of control, wreaking havoc on your entire life. Of curse the book was more satisfying and realistic. I couldn't put it down! The movie was good, as well, in my opinion. Well woth the hour and a half investment, but READ the book too!!!
Chicken Little
THis is a heck of a thriller. It grabbed my attention since the first page and never let go. I will definitely read more by JS.

P.S. 1/2/2013 I watched the movie last night and liked it. The movie is tied up beautifully in the end, better than the book where the explosion of the Fairfax Hotel sounds pretty improbable...
Jen
Maybe 3 1/2 stars.
Husband/father of disturbed family gets caught up in a bad scene.
Decent plot, but I didn't really care about the characters and the author went on-and-on a bit too often for my taste.
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liked the book. didn't the movie. it's always like that though. although i was able to predict the book. that frustrated me and made me want to take the book back and ask them to change the author's name to mine.
Samia
i listened to the audio version and watched the movie. The two are very different, and i definitely enjoyed the book more. So many twists and turns (kept me very interested). The movie is R but i figured that i was allowed to watch it since i read the book...
Good excuse, right? xD
Rhonda
this was a great book and full of many surprises. The main character Charles has a great life and through careless mistakes his life spirals downwards but he does interesting things to get his life back. i would highly recommend this to anyone, especially if you haven't already seen the movie.
Elizabeth Whitlow
I had seen the movie before reading this book, so I pretty much knew what to expect. The movie ended up being very similar to the book. I liked how at the end, the author told further into lives of the characters. It was still a thriller to me, even when I knew what was going to happen.
Julie
Ironically, Angelina Jolie would have been a more appropriate casting choice for the role of Lucinda. As usual, I like the book more than the movie. What rings true in a book can look very dull in a movie.
Kelly Glynn
The movie was horrible--the book, I couldn't put down. Great writing style. Awesome, unexpected story--unless you saw the Jennifer Aniston-Clive Owen flick, then you expect it. Great book--top five favorite books.
Kevin
Wow! A story of how one bad decision spirals into more bad decisions. It is truly like reading about a train wreck. It has a graphic rape scene which if you skip you will rate this one a 5 star. I told my wife about every scene as it happened.
James Kitchener
An intense page-turner that details the train of thought of an average man who, due to a series of bad choices, becomes "clearly and spectacularly derailed" with a few neat twists thrown in for good measure. Recommended.
Stacy
This was a quick read that kept me intrigued right from the start. To give it 3 stars when I compare it to other books I've given 3 stars to doesn't seem quite right, but I don't think it's as bad as my 2 star books, since it kept me interested.
Kelli Nina Perkins
Super adrenaline rush from beginning to end. Siegel knows how to propel you from chapter to chapter with exciting plot lines. From strangers on a train to blackmail at the speed of light. Wonderfully intricate story line with the requisite twists and turns. One of his best.
Nancy Croth
What a great choice for an easy, summer read! I couldn't put this one down in spite of the fact that I had sort of figured out who was doing what to whom! I wasn't familiar with this author but I will definitely check out some of his other books.
Annie
The story itself has a really good premise. It's just that the execution was a bit sloppy and wasn't as suspenseful as it really could have been. It could have held you by the seat of your pants but instead there were times when I was skipping pages.
Jerl Louk
The book is awesome, it can seem a little over-the-top if reading AFTER watching the movie, but an even better book if you haven't seen the movie. Very well thought out, good plot twists...

BEWARE: Suggested Sex Crimes
Lesley
This book i finished in just over 3 hrs! This means I loved it and wanted to know what happened. What compelling characters with several twists to the story! Oh and revenge is sweet!

(PS-I did see the movie first but of course as always the book version is a little different and better!)
Judyw Winkleman
This was a great story with just the right depth of the characters. I listen to a lot of audio books on CD. This one kept my attention from start to finish. I want to find more by this author and narrator both. I will definitely recommend this book to others.
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Read it in a day. And for someone who's got five, six, seven books going at any time because she can't stay interested in one story, that's saying something. And it was the perfect rainy day for doing it!
Karo
Interesting actual book that takes place not too long ago. A story of a guy that made a bad choice and because of that, he needs to pay a huuuuge bill that involves somebody else's life.

Wrong people in a wrong place at a wrong time.

Interesting to read.
Johnnie Gee
Charles meets a woman on a commuter train and they end up in a hotel where things go very wrong. Someone breaks in to the room, beats Charles and rapes the woman.

Now the story gets very interesting. Keeps you guessing however those that are astute will be able to see the possibilities.
Ed
Amazing book. I read it because I was a fan of the film. The film is rather different than the book, but I enjoyed the film more. never the less, This is a good read. Its not very long, but the plot twists will keep you thinking until the very end.
Lisa Riopelle
I began this last night, and finished it around 4 a.m. this morning. It was a page turner, with plot twists that had you going until the very end. Loved it! I am going to begin Siegel's "Detour" next.
Sarah
I really loved this book when it first came out, but when I reread it a couple of months ago I could not get into it. The second time around, I found I no longer had any sympathy for the protagonist. It is suspenseful, but there are some very graphic scenes.
Jeannine Votruba
Good suspense..lots of twists and turns...easy, quick read...DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!! That really stunk! Did not do book justice at all....
Elena
I could not put this book down. It was pretty intense and violent . The movie was terrible though. If you like suspense , you have to read this
Molly
A gripping thriller. Not the best written book in the world, but definitely a page turner! Read it in 2 days.
Nancywboca
Great novel and great writing - I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lots of twist and turns - it reads similar to Gone Girl...a real page turner.
Fay Smith
I loved this book. Oddly enough, the movie was on the day I finished the book. I didn't like the movie much at all. But the book was terrific.
Chantal Cano
The movie of course wasn't as good as the book. The book is a must read!
Summer
This book is much better than the movie - I definitely suggest that you read this first then see the movie. The end is entirely different for one.
Bruce Stoessner
My first James Siegel, novel. Was very interesting and loved the twists in the plot. I will read more of this author!
Erin
This book was definitely better than the movie, but it wasn't one of the best I have ever read
Diane
It started out in an interesting way but I was disappointed with the book as a whole. It did not make me want to read more of his books
Lauren
Is it a classic piece of the literary canon? No. Will I be recommending it to others for an easy, captivating read? Yes.
Christal
I watched the movie several years ago and then finally read the book and the book is so different from the movie. Of course the book is better than the movie. Great read a real page turner.
Doug Cornelius
A run of the mill thriller. It's a good book for a long plane flight. It will keep you turning the pages. But won't keep you from being distracted from reaching your destination.
Alisa
Fast paced and I wanted to know what would happen so I kept reading. I skimmed the violent parts as I didn't care for it.
Jannet
Sometimes all it takes is one little mistake. Wow. This book just completely freaked me out.
Melissa
3.5 stars--Excellent thriller with some good twists.
Jeff
This book kept me up late a couple of nights. Lots of twists and turns and surprises.
Brandi
Actually listened to this on CD, the CD is much better than the movie, so if you have the option, go for the book or the CD, not the movie...
Mmlinder1
I think I recommended this book to every person I saw after reading it and every one who read it loved it too.
Jim Swike
Sorry, found this too violent, and took away from what could have been a much better story. You may feel differently.
Iain Cameron
Excellent. Crisp, no frills writing style
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