Synopses & Reviews
THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT.
New York Times bestselling author Stephen White has written a new breed of thriller. Throw out everything you think you know about twists, turns, and surprises.
Get ready for the next big thing.
Get ready to meet the Death Angels.
Weve all been there. A loved one or a dear friend becomes desperately ill or is tragically injured. Someonemaybe even yousays, If that ever happens to me, I wish someone would just . . . kill me.
What if you could choose when to die?
But once you decide, you cant change your mind.
No matter what.
Welcome to the next step in the evolution of suspense fiction, to an in-your-face/what-would-you-do? topical thriller. Kill Me is a brilliantly conceived roller-coaster ride that zeros in on some of the most contentious issues of our time, the human yearning for connection between the choices we make about our lives and deaths.
Intelligent and relentlessly paced, Kill Me is the smart kind of read that fans have come to expect from Stephen White. Kill Me brings Alan Gregory face-to-face with the most challenging case of his career. As always, Whites characters are indelible and the dialogue is dead-on, but Kill Me is fresh and thought provoking in a way thats so uncommon in crime fiction. Kill Me delivers on all the promise of Whites earlier work and then raises the bar in an unforgettably inventive tale of life and death. This is the book that you wont be able to put down, but more to the point, this is the book that wont go away after readers have raced to the last page. Readers will be asking each other: What would you do? If you could sign upreallywould you?
Raves for KILL ME:
Michael Connelly says:
Stephen White has always been a rock solid writer. But this book should turn heads. Big, provocative, and downright gripping, this is his best yet.
Jeffery Deaver says:
Kill Me is that rarest of creationsa thinking persons thriller. In this age of the same-old, same-old fiction, Whites novel stands dizzyingly above the pack. The concept is unique (and brilliant), the writing is sharp, observant, and wry (Whites trademark), and every page of this compelling tale is filled with perfectly realized human emotionabout life, death, and family. Superb.
"Bestseller White (Missing Persons) takes an endlessly debatable question at what point would a decline in your quality of life cause you to want to end your life? and leverages it into a clever, absorbing thriller. The anonymous narrator is in his prime, a happily married father of a young girl given to high-risk sports. An assortment of grim fates and a near-escape of his own make him consider the question. A shadowy group called Death Angel Inc. contracts to guarantee that if the life of the 'insured' should reach a certain agreed-upon level, they will terminate that life. Fascinated and impressed by the Death Angels' knowledge and reach, he eventually negotiates terms with them. This Faustian bargain doesn't take long to reveal its dark side, and White pays almost equal attention to the philosophical and the physical as his hero has to both approach the conditions that would trigger his contract's death clause yet remain healthy enough to fight back. Some finely scripted action scenes build to a telegraphed ending that weakens the book only slightly." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This book should turn heads. His best yet. (Michael Connelly)
A thinking person's thriller. (Jeffery Deaver)
An amazing thrill ride. (Richmond Times Dispatch)
In this "thinking person's thriller" (Jeffery Deaver), bestselling author Stephen White throws out everything readers think they know about twists, turns, and surprises as he introduces the Death Angels.
He has chosen to die and signed a contract with the right people to make it happen. Everything will go as planned, even if he changes his mind. Which he has. And all he can do now is keep looking over his shoulder.
About the Author
Stephen White is a clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of thirteen previous novels, including The Best Revenge and Missing Persons.