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Sunstroke [Kindle Edition]

Jesse Kellerman
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Finally, a thriller that delivers. Compelling, well-written, and filled with wonderfully real characters, SUNSTROKE is a dynamic debut (Harlan Coben)

An intriguing setup, executed with finesse. Jesse Kellerman kept me guessing right down to the end. A masterly debut! (Sue Grafton)

Jesse Kellerman takes us on a frightening journey into dangerous territory with twists and turns that will leave you breathless (Nelson DeMille)

'Beautifully written - you can't stop reading. Jesse Kellerman is an exciting new voice in the mystery field. DON'T MISS IT (Tony Hillerman)

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The gripping debut novel by the 25-year-old son of international bestsellers, Jonathan and Faye Kellerman.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 493 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; New edition edition (2 July 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TZ3DJ4
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #212,383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jesse Kellerman was born in Los Angeles in 1978. He is the bestselling author of The Brutal Art and three other novels: The Executor, Trouble and Sunstroke. He graduated from Harvard and has won several awards for his writing, including the Princess Grace Award, given to America's most promising young playwright. He lives with his wife and son in California.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sunstroke by Jesse Kellerman 21 July 2009
Format:Paperback
This is the second book by Jesse Kellerman that I have read and I was not disappointed. The plot with its unexpected twists and turns kept me gripped from start to finish. I read it while on holiday and found it the perfect choice; entertaining but also well researched and well written, with an unusual vein of humour running through what was also a thriller. What a combination!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Keep Practising Jesse 9 July 2007
By Mary D
Format:Paperback
Children of the famous always complain how hard it is to be accepted when they attempt the same career path as their parents. This novel is a great example of a book that would possibly not have been published at all - at least not in its current form - if it wasn't for his famous name. While it's clear that Kellerman junior can write and has some sharp observations to make, reading this book is a bit like ploughing through treacle. I just wished that someone had the courage to tell him to cut out a hundred pages - mostly the neverending stilted conversations that went nowhere - and to get a far firmer grip on his plotting. By the last quarter of the book I really didn't care who was who and who did what to whom - or why - but I carried on in the hope of a final reprieve. There was none. Self indulgent, dull and ultimately totally unbelievable.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Sunstroke 18 Sep 2007
By Jean
Format:Hardcover
This is one of the worst books I have ever ploughed through. I read whatever i find by both Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, and had high expectations after reading a review of this book. I felt really let down. The plot meandered, and the author seemed to relish using some words to the detriment of the desired image. All in all I thought the plot was poor and the writing in need of a great deal of improvement. I won't read another one by him!
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1.0 out of 5 stars ?confusing? 16 Sep 2009
By lola
Format:Paperback
just finished this and kept thinking i was getting somewhere with it and then the last 20 or so pages just completely lost me!!my friend was reading it at the same time and has since texted me that she had not got a clue what happened at the end either!! i loved his book The Brutal Art....i should have left it at that....dont say i didnt warn you:)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel 27 Feb 2014
By Spinoza
Format:Hardcover
Give it a miss. Definitely not worth reading. Stick to books from his father. Egotistical children should not be allowed to write.
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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT a brutal art 9 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback
This is remarkable...for all the wrong reasons. How JK could move from this utter drivel to the skill and pace of The Brutal Art is incredible. The writing is peppered with inconsequential flash backs and detail of characters and settings which bear no relation to and have no impact on the plot...but then, ah the plot. Secretary's boss dies. That's pretty much it. Nothing else happens, but JK spreads this lack of invention over 400+ pages, the last 100 or so of which are truly incomprehensible. Why at 300+ pages in do we learn about Gloria's brothers acting debut in The Importance of Being Earnest"??? At time he writes like a primary school pupil, thesaurus at hand for a more interesting word, which proves the point that less is so more. I should have been warned off by the tag line, writ large on the cover "Who can you trust?". WHOM for goodness sake. I read and loved The Brutal Art and was prepared to give this first stab a go, but I should have taken other 2 and 1 star reviews more seriously. This is terrible. Had it not been by the Kellerman infant, there is no way a publisher would not have thrown it back saying, what is this supposed to be? It most definitely is not a thriller. AVOID.
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