Kill the Next One

Kill the Next One

A Novel

Book - 2016 | First English language edition.
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An audacious psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems.
Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings.
A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide.

However, as Ted commits the murders, the crime scenes strike him as odd. The targets know him by name and possess familiar mementos. Even more bizarrely, Ted recognizes locations and men he shouldn't know. As Ted's mind begins to crack, dark secrets from his past seep through the fissures.

Kill the Next One is an immersive psychological thriller from an exciting new voice.

Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition: First English language edition.
ISBN: 9780316354219
Branch Call Number: FIC Axat
Characteristics: 407 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Frye, David L. - Translator
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.


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Th3L1brar1an Apr 13, 2017

Psychological thriller! Stick with it - you will be so confused, but it will make you want to read faster and longer. Highly recommend!

Jan 18, 2017

Not at all what I expected, however, I highly recommend it! This book proved to be a highly complex and suspenseful psychological thriller full of twists and turns at every page. Not your average, run-of-the mill mystery!

Dec 26, 2016

I kind of lost interest in this early on; there was a type of fecklessness about the main character which was tiresome.

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