Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Page 99: "Nightlife"

Thomas Perry, perhaps my favorite thriller writer, put last year's Nightlife to the Page 99 Test.

Among the praise for Nightlife:
“The fact is, there are probably only half a dozen suspense writers now alive who can be depended upon to deliver high voltage shocks, vivid, sympathetic characters, and compelling narratives each time they publish. Thomas Perry is one of them. NIGHTLIFE, his tale of a female serial killer who starts hunting the female police officer trying to catch her is original and highly entertaining. I can’t imagine any reader finishing this and thinking he or she didn’t get his money’s worth. And it’s scary! I say that with deep admiration.”
-–Stephen King

“Terrific . . . Extraordinary.”
--Janet Maslin, New York Times

“Diabolical. . .suspenseful.”
--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

"Nightlife is one of those novels that grabs you on the first page and won't let you go. Thomas Perry is a gifted novelist and Nightlife is a great read."
--Stephen Frey, author of The Protégé

"Put simply, Thomas Perry knows what he is doing. Nightlife is a sizzling read."
--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Templar Legacy
For more about Nightlife, read an excerpt and see this post on "the thriller that scared Stephen King."

Perry's new novel Silence is due out this summer.

Visit Thomas Perry's official website.

--Marshal Zeringue