George Dawes Green, Author . Grand Central $24.99 (325p) ISBN 978-0-446-53896-1

Soon after Mitch and Patsy Boatwright, two down-home one-step-above-poor-white Georgians, win the $318 million Max-a-Million jackpot in this stellar thriller from bestseller Green (The Juror ), they receive two unwelcome visitors—Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko, who are fleeing nowhere techie jobs in Ohio for a never-never Florida dream. Shaw, the brains, and Romeo, his half-unwilling brawny pawn, threaten to kill the Boatwrights' loved ones unless the couple agree to hand over half their winnings. Through rapidly shifting points of view, especially the clear eyes of daughter Tara Boatwright, a community college student, Green frighteningly and unequivocally shows how victims can come to adore their tormentors, amid a mix of madness, fear, isolation, greed and delusions of power and glory. This exquisite novel of psychological suspense builds to a devastating resolution that will leave readers with the cold shudders for a long time afterward. (July)

Reviewed on: 05/11/2009
Release date: 07/01/2009
Genre: Fiction
Compact Disc - 978-1-60788-248-0
Compact Disc - 8 pages - 978-1-60024-625-8
Hardcover - 445 pages - 978-1-4104-2145-6
Paperback - 338 pages - 978-0-446-53897-8
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-0-446-55092-5
Open Ebook - 179 pages - 978-1-59995-756-2
Show other formats
Discover what to read next