Wednesday, July 6, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: You’re Next

Title: You’re Next

Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Sphere

RRP: $29.99

ISBN: 9781847442680

Release Date: July 2011

Pages: 448


Every family has its secrets. His might get them killed.

I know you, don t I Five words - that s all it takes to plunge Mike Wingate and his family into mortal danger. Mike doesn t recognise the crippled stranger who approaches him at a party . . . but the stranger seems to know all about him.

What has Mike done Do they have the wrong man Overnight, the threats become attacks, and Mike, his wife, and their young daughter learn they aren t safe anywhere -especially not their own home.

He doesn t know who they are. He doesn t know what they want. But there s no time to figure it out - because his enemies have killed before, and he s next.


Gregg Hurwitz has written screenplays for film and TV, and reinvented a comic character for Marvel. In the name of research he has swum with sharks and sneaked onto demolition ranges. He now lives in LA where he is a keen soccer player.


If you are looking for a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, Gregg Hurwitz' new novel, YOU'RE NEXT is be the page-turner for you. Starting out as a four year old boy abandoned at a playground as his father drives away, Mike Wingate grows up to be reputable citizen who values his family above all else. He works long hard hours and when he reaches his mid-thirties, he has met success.

After developing and a building a green community, he discovers that the project used PVC pipe instead of vitrified clay. This misstep begins the relentless plot. Mike has a loyal, wonderful wife, Annabel, and precocious daughter, Katherine.

Mike Wingate is thrust into the worst circumstance and his perfect family is at risk, of course. Apparently, outside of his family, he can rely on one other person. Shep, a gangster, is connected to Mike through a foster home. Hurwitz creates solid characters, they are not vague, we know how they look and think.

This is yet another great thriller book by a successful author.

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