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Absorbing journey to an unexpected destination
on 1 October 2011
Wannabee author Adrian Slater attends creative writing classes and reveals to the class he intends to commit a murder so he can have a factual basis for his novel.
Stephen Leather has come up with another engrossing thriller that at around 53,000 words provides an absorbing journey to an unexpected destination. Readers may think they have worked out the ending before reaching the climax but as they read on, the story takes a final twist - but you'll have to read the story to find out what happens!
His offerings have ranged from the short very gentle Inspector Zhang locked room mysteries; the excellent Dan (Spider) Shepherd series; the Jack Nightingale occult detective series through to the hard biting novellas specifically written as ebooks 'The Basement' and 'Once Bitten'. Those who found that for them 'The Basement' was a tad on the gory side will find 'The Bestseller' does not come into the same category; nor are there any vampires - I simply found 'The Bestseller' an excellent fast-paced thriller and would heartily recommend it.
The author has embraced the ebook market with fortitude and has managed to completely lasso the attention of a massive number of readers. His resilience, grit and varied style have kept his ebooks at the top of the Kindle bestseller lists since before Christmas 2010. His knack of penning a thrilling read from almost any scenario is indicative of his astounding talent and no doubt 'The Bestseller' will be well........a bestseller!
As a well established very successful mainstream author long before the surge in ebook popularity Stephen Leather was able to set the benchmark in what readers should expect from ebooks and did not come up wanting. In fact, from within his range of titles there is something capable of pandering to everyone's taste within the crime/thriller genre.
Hardly surprising then, that his latest offering 'The Bestseller' offers excellent insights into the world of epublishing. The formatting and flow of the text is excellent with noticeably absent typos - something which can be a problem with some ebooks.
This author makes writing and producing ebooks appear completely easy peasy lemon squeazy!