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Look Closer (Hardcover)
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"Wildly entertaining."--New York Times Book Review
From the bestselling and award-winning author comes a wickedly clever and fast-paced novel of greed, revenge, obsession—and quite possibly the perfect murder.
Simon and Vicky couldn’t seem more normal: a wealthy Chicago couple, he a respected law professor, she an advocate for domestic violence victims. A stable, if unexciting marriage. But one thing’s for sure … absolutely nothing is what it seems. The pair are far from normal, and one of them just may be a killer. When the body of a beautiful socialite is found hanging in a mansion in a nearby suburb, Simon and Vicky’s secrets begin to unravel. A secret whirlwind affair. A twenty-million-dollar trust fund about to come due. A decades-long grudge and obsession with revenge. These are just a few of the lies that make up the complex web...and they will have devastating consequences. And while both Vicky and Simon are liars, just who exactly is conning who? Part Gone Girl, part Strangers on a Train, Look Closer is a wild rollercoaster of a read that will have you questioning everything you think you know.
About the Author
David Ellis is a judge and an Edgar-award-winning author of ten novels of crime fiction, as well as eight books co-authored with James Patterson. In December, 2014, Dave was sworn in as the youngest-serving Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District. Ellis lives outside Chicago with his wife and three children.
"The fun is figuring out what parts of the story — if any — should be trusted. Though Ellis juggles a great many plot strands, he doesn’t drop them; the result is wildly entertaining, not tedious. It helps that just about every character in the book is the very definition of unreliable."--New York Times Book Review
“Suspenseful, sexy, involving, twisty and twisted.”—James Patterson
“A dizzyingly clever thriller. Endlessly surprising and great fun.”—Lisa Scottoline
"A tense, tricky thriller that keeps surprising you just when you think you have it figured out. A fun fast read."--R.L. Stine
"Impressive...The tale of murder and misdirection is a solid two days of beach escape."--Chicago Tribune
"With labyrinthine plots that spin on twist after twist and several never-saw-that-coming turns….Ellis juggles romantic triangles, betrayal after betrayal, revenge and greed for a complex plot that evolves into one solid twist after another. Each character’s shady past and their unshakeable present merge into an exciting plot"--Florida Sun Sentinel
“Serpentine revelations will surprise even the cleverest mystery readers. This complex tale of triple-crossings and devious revenge should win Ellis new fans.”--Publishers Weekly
“Twisty, intricately plotted….Even seasoned mystery readers won’t be able to predict all the knots in Simon and Vicky’s tangled web of deception. A roller-coaster ride full of unexpected twists and turns.”--Kirkus Reviews
"Completely blown away by how smart, sneaky and surprisingly heartfelt this novel is!...Highly recommended."--Criminal Element
“A daring, brilliant thriller, full of characters you both love and hate and more unexpected turns than a mountain road at night without your headlights. Tremendous fun!”--Scott Turow, bestselling author of Presumed Innocent and The Last Trial
"Absolutely dazzling! David Ellis is a master storyteller who keeps us riveted to the pages. A whip-smart and diabolically plotted thriller, with crackling dialogue, nonstop pacing, and tour de force structure. A profoundly insightful study of greed, obsession, revenge, and justice. Riveting, compelling, and completely entertaining!"--Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Her Perfect Life