Good People: Book summary and reviews of Good People by Marcus Sakey

Good People

by Marcus Sakey

Good People
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2008
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A family, and the security to enjoy it: that's all Tom and Anna Reed ever wanted. But years of infertility treatments, including four failed attempts at in-vitro fertilization, have left them with neither. The emotional and financial costs are straining their marriage and endangering their dreams. So when their downstairs tenant - a recluse whose promptly delivered cashier's checks were barely keeping them afloat - dies in his sleep, the $400,000 they find stashed in his kitchen seems like fate. More than fate: a chance for everything they've dreamed of for so long. A fairy-tale ending.

But Tom and Anna soon realize that fairy tales never come cheap. Because their tenant wasn't a hermit who squirreled away his pennies. He was a criminal who double-crossed some of the most dangerous men in Chicago. Men who won't stop until they get revenge, no matter where they find it.

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"Starred Review. Having topped his previous two novels, Sakey may have trouble equaling this stellar performance." - Publishers Weekly.

"The action is frenetic, the suspense high, and the results shocking. Highly recommended for all popular fiction collections." - Library Journal.

"Readers may root for the bad guys." - Kirkus Reviews.

"The plot hinges on one very creaky, contrived element .... Excellent chase and psychological drama, after the initial plot bump." - Booklist.

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Marcus Sakey Author Biography

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Marcus Sakey's thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, named New York Time's Editor's Picks, and selected among Esquire Magazine's Top 5 Books of The Year. His novel Good People was made into a movie starring James Franco and Kate Hudson, and his other books are in various stages of development for film.

Born in Flint, Michigan, he attended the University of Michigan before beginning a decade-long career in television and advertising.

His debut thriller The Blade Itself was sold at auction and published to wide critical acclaim, allowing him to work full-time as a writer.

Marcus was the host and writer of the acclaimed television show Hidden City on Travel Channel, for which he was routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs. He lives in ...

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