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Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down
Thriller 2 Stories You Just Can't Put Down Author:Clive Cussler (Editor) When some of the top thriller writers in the world came together in Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night, they became a part of one of the most successful short-story anthologies ever published. The highly anticipated Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Downis even bigger. Fr... more »om Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional family in the California wine country to Ridley Pearson's horrifying serial killer, this collection has something for everyone. Twenty-three bestselling and hot new authors in the genre have submitted original stories to make up this unforgettable blockbuster. All are members of the International Thriller Writers, the organization that came up with the concept for the series. What’s different in this second compilation is that this time most of the familiar authors leave their established characters at home and strike out in new directions.
In addition to a brief general introduction, Cussler supplies intros to the individual stories.
Turn off your phone.
Shut down your computer.
Say goodbye to your friends and family. Be prepared to read for days.
* The Weapon / Jeffrey Deaver;
* Remaking / Blake Crouch;
* Iced / Harry Hunsicker;
* Justice Served / Mariah Stewart;
* The Circle / David Hewson;
* Roomful of Witnesses / R.L. Stine;
* The House on Pine Terrace / Phillip Margolin;
* The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away / Marcus Sakey;
Most of the short stories are intense and keeps the reader's attention. After reading some, I wished I had a complete novel by that author...so these short stories may introduce the reader to new authors.
All in all not bad if you like short short stories - most are 20 pages or less. Some I liked but most I didn't. I particularly liked the last story by Ridley Pearson, Boldt's Broken Angel. A 50 page serial killer story featuring detective Lou Boldt. It could have been spectacular as a full length novel but was OK as is.