by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Alison's Score 10/10
Here’s the deal:
Jake had a successful first book and was hailed as a writer to watch. Flash forward a few years, he’s been dropped by his publisher and is teaching as an adjunct professor at a barely credible writing program. In comes Evan, a disdainful student with what he insists is a plot so good not even the worst writer could mess it up. He shares it with Jake and....he’s right. When Jake finds out that Evan is dead from an overdose a few years later, what’s a frustrated writer to do???
I honestly don’t want to say anything else because I would hate to give away this meticulously crafted and thrilling book. The NYT and Washington Post have both called it one of the best new thrillers. I picked it up in the morning and didn’t leave the house until it was finished! I want to shout it from the rooftops—read this book!!!