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A Simple Planby Scott Smith
Synopses & Reviews
Sometimes Good People Do Evil Things
Two brothers and a friend find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is dead. No one is looking for the money. To keep it, all they have to do is wait.
It all sounded so simple...
"Spectacular....10 shades blacker and several corpses grimmer than the novels of John Grisham....Do yourself a favor. Read this book. (Grade: A+)" Entertainment Weekly
"Read this book. It is better than any suspense novel since The Silence of the Lambs." Stephen King
"Expertly crafted...will make you feel like an unindicted co-conspirator. To say more about the plot would ruin the pleasure of reading the book for yourself." People
"[A]stonishingly adept, ingeniously plotted...the book fulfills every expectation of a novel of suspense, leading the reader on a wild exploration of the banality of evil....
"[E]lectrifying....An eerily flat confessional whose horror is only deepened by its flashes of tenderness. Think of a backwater James M. Cain, or a contemporary midwestern Unforgiven — and don't think about getting any sleep tonight." Kirkus Reviews
"[A] riveting first novel....Occasionally, it seems a bit too pat — the reader is left wondering whether anyone could commit so many crimes without moral upset — but ultimately this should prove popular reading." Library Journal
"The plot is clever, gripping, and full of twists. As Hank narrates the story, the tension builds slowly, but is sustained until the surprise ending. Young Adults will quickly become caught up in this polished suspense novel." School Library Journal
When two brothers and a friend find four million dollars in the cockpit of a downed plane buried in the snow, their plan seems so simple. But from the moment it is set into motion, Hank Mitchell's well-ordered life spins out of control, sending him on a downward spiral of deceit, treachery, and blackmail.
About the Author
Scott Smith was raised in Sylvania, Ohio, and educated at Dartmouth College and Columbia University. This is his first novel.
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