It’s a twist that is so original you won’t have to concern yourself with bragging on your blog about how you figured it all out long before the conclusion. Well, I guess you still can, but you’d be lying.
This is a little excerpt from David Baldacci’s introduction to No Rest for the Dead (Touchstone 2011). Well, David, if you hadn’t spent most of the introduction harping on how great the twist was going to be and how I’d never see it coming, I wouldn’t have been looking for it. Since you did and I was, I saw it coming a mile away. Sorry to burst your bubble.
I don’t have a whole lot to say about No Rest for the Dead. This post is mostly for me to crow on my blog that I did see the twist coming, thankyouverymuch. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book. I just don’t have much to say about it. It’s a standard hardboiled murder mystery. 26 authors, which makes it more interesting from a writing standpoint. One is Kathy Reichs, so you know that I had to read this. Another is Alexander McCall Smith, who writes the Isabel Dalhousie mysteries that I love so much. Also R.L. Stine of Goosebumps fame. Plus, proceeds from the book go to Leukemia & Lymphoma research, so you can feel smug about buying it. I do like something to feel smug about.