These are some of the many books that have been published today. I was lucky enough to get the chance to read early copies of them. Here is a little about both the books and why you should read them:
The Bequest by Mike Farris:
In the wake of a series of flops, two-time Oscar-winning actress Teri Squire's career is in a nosedive. She needs to find a great screenplay to fuel her comeback, but no working screenwriter wants to commit a masterpiece to someone who is box office poison. No one, that is, except a despondent and unproduced writer who bequeaths his last script to Teri in his will then plunges off a cliff along the Big Sur coastline of California. In desperation, Teri accepts the bequest-and discovers the script is brilliant. After turning it over to her production team, and with the hype surrounding the circumstances of the writer's death, the movie is on target for a blockbuster opening weekend that promises to resurrect Teri's career-until a mysterious stranger shows up at her doorstep and casts doubt on what really happened that night at Big Sur. As her comeback descends into chaos, Teri finds herself as the prime suspect in a bizarre murder.
Why should you read it? This is an action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.
Game by Anders de la Motte:
Follow the rules and everybody gets hurt . . .
One Sunday morning after a long night of partying, Henrik “HP” Pettersson, a slacker with a lot of ego and very little impulse control, finds a cell phone of an unfamiliar make on a commuter train. Through insisting and slightly uncanny messages that refer to him by name, the phone invites him to play a game. HP accepts without hesitation.
The rules are that HP must complete tasks that range from childish pranks to criminal acts, as allocated by the mysterious Game Master. HP is the perfect contender—alienated from society, devoid of morals, and desperate for fame. His completion of the assignments are filmed and uploaded onto a protected server where viewers rate the Players’ performances.
The Game starts out innocently enough and then becomes increasingly risky, threatening the safety of someone close to HP. He is determined to become a superstar, but when the dark and tragic secrets of his family’s past are at stake, HP must make a choice. Will he suffer the humiliation of defeat, or will the need to win push him to the limit—no matter the cost?
First in a fast-paced and riveting trilogy, Game will leave you guessing. Follow the rules, and everybody gets hurt . . .
Why should you read it? This is the first book of an exciting and thrilling new (to US readers) series that has already become a bestseller in Sweden.