By Terry Goodkind
Published by Skyhorse Publishing
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Kate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago. But when she unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of a police investigation into a brutal murder, Kate makes a shocking discovery: she has the ability to identify killers just by looking into their eyes.
Trying to grasp the implications of this revelation, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy connections to those who share her ability. He tells Kate that her unique vision also makes her a target, and only he can help her.
Now, hot on Jack and Kate’s heels are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn’t sure if Jack is really her salvation, or another killer coming to slaughter her.
An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide bestselling author Terry Goodkind, and a complete reinvention of the contemporary thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human.
Genre: Thrillers & Suspense
MY REVIEW - AMY O.
4 out of 5 stars
I don’t typically read thrillers, but this one I thoroughly enjoyed. I was hooked from the first page, and I found the entire story very suspenseful and deliciously dark—sometimes a little too dark, for my tastes. Kate was a strong female character that made the narrative a pleasure to read. Goodkind’s action-writing is brilliant, although his dialogue and description sometimes felt a bit long-winded. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a suspenseful read—it may keep you up at night.
MY REVIEW (5 stars) - Theresa E.
I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book. I have been a fan of Terry Goodkind since I read Wizard’s First Rule, and I was interested to see what one of his thrillers would be like. Only one word can describe it accurately: terrifying. I was drawn in by the suspense and confusion of the first chapter, the distance I felt from seeing the world through a mentally disabled person’s eyes. Even when the perspective changes, I still found myself biting my nails and jumping at a swaying branch outside my window.
The blood and gore surprised me even though I knew that was a part of the package when I picked up this book. Maybe it’s because it’s just so violent. Terry Goodkind knows how to make an impact and leave an image haunting your mind for hours, days, afterwards. It may be scary, but that is a mark of a good author.
My only critique is that some of the passages between terrifying moments seemed to drag. I understood most of it for suspense purposes, but there were definitely a couple of moments where I felt a conversation could have been cut short and I would have still felt the same amount of terror. There were just, at times, a bit too much explanation.
However, I saw that as a small problem that barely hindered my reading experience. Overall, a great read for someone who loves a good thrill.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Terry Goodkind is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and the creator of the most controversial new thriller of our lifetime. His work is often called "provocative", "courageously original", "terrifying", and even "dangerous".
More than anything; Terry Goodkind's books are character-driven stories that take a brutally honest inward look at ourselves. With a focus on the complexity of the human psyche, Terry Goodkind has an uncanny grasp for crafting compelling stories of people like you and me, trapped in terrifying situations.
As a resident of Nevada, Terry Goodkind deeply appreciates the rights and freedoms of the United States, although worries about how quickly those rights are eroding. His passion for writing is a parallel to his passion for life.
Terry Goodkind is a part-time race car driver, a devoted husband to Jeri, the love of his life, and a friend to animal-kind.
"My privilege in life is the joy of writing books and telling stories about people who fascinate me, the good and the bad. I am grateful to all of my readers for the critical role they play in making these books possible. Your passion is my passion, and I thank you." - Terry Goodkind
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.