Saturday, July 17, 2010

What is Gregg Hurwitz reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Gregg Hurwitz, the author of several novels, including Trust No One and the newly released They're Watching.

His entry begins:
I am reading a graphic novel called Chew, about a detective who can solve crimes -- by tasting the dead flesh of the victims! It's a crazy little comic and really takes advantage of the medium. Good sense of humor, great underlying conspiracy/mythology, and in the middle of it all, a protagonist gnawing on...[read on]
Among the early praise for They're Watching:
“Always a master of the gripping setup, Hurwitz outdoes himself in this ultra-suspenseful thriller…. Hurwitz sure-handedly leads everyone…through this tale of mystery and murder, serving up one shocking surprise after another…A rousing conclusion ties up all the intriguing threads.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Scary fun, handled with skill by veteran Hurwitz.”
--Library Journal (starred review)

“This is a very well constructed thriller, full of twists and turns and unexpected revelations. Hurwitz frequently sets us up to expect one thing but delivers something entirely different. He keeps us constantly on our toes, and—this is especially good—he keeps us guessing right until the very last pages about exactly who has targeted Patrick and why. Highly recommended, especially for fans of Dean Koontz, Linwood Barclay, and Harlan Coben.”
--Booklist (starred review)

“Simply put, Gregg Hurwitz is one of my favorite writers. And They’re Watching is the perfect example why. Riveting, emotionally rich, original, and beautifully written, this book kept me up too late reading, had me sneaking in pages the next day. As a writer, sometimes it’s easy to forget that you were a reader first. They’re Watching reminded me what it’s like to be in the thrall of a great story: helpless until the end, loving every minute of it.”
--Lisa Unger

“Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride! From the anxiety-inducing first page to the nerve-wracking last, They’re Watching will keep you riveted as one man fights for his family, his career and his very life.”
--Lisa Gardner
Visit Gregg Hurwitz's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: The Crime Writer.

The Page 69 Test: Trust No One.

Writers Read: Gregg Hurwitz.

--Marshal Zeringue