Friday, August 25, 2017

Nest by Terry Goodkind


#1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind reinvents the thriller with a provocative, page-turning walk among evil.

Kate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago. But when she unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of a police investigation into a brutal murder, Kate makes a shocking discovery: she has the ability to identify killers just by looking into their eyes.

Trying to grasp the implications of this revelation, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy connections to those who share her ability. He tells Kate that her unique vision also makes her a target, and only he can help her.

Now, hot on Jack and Kate’s heels are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn’t sure if Jack is really her salvation, or another killer coming to slaughter her.

An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide bestselling author Terry Goodkind, and a complete reinvention of the contemporary thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human.

My Thoughts

Ok.  I am still so torn!  Did I like this book?  Ahhhh!

So, I think I did like Nest but there were a few things that I had some problems with.  But first let me say this...

The storyline was actually very good!  As a matter of fact, I was completely sucked in within the first two chapters.  The drama, suspense, and terror in the beginning was exactly what I was expecting when I picked this book up.

Actually, I loved the book and then was annoyed by it, then loved it and then was super annoyed by it again!  This went on over and over thought out the entire book.  I guess that is why I'm having a difficult time deciding if I really like this book or not!

Here's the deal, like I said already, the first two chapters were great.  They were very suspenseful and had me extremely interested.  The third chapter was good but then there were several chapters that were just plain info-dumpy and boring.  The information that was given was probably important but it just went on and on with no action involved.  Seriously, it was just basically conversations between two people for several chapters in a row.

Then, finally, there would be another great and exciting chapter!  Sometimes maybe even two in a row!  However, there would then be several more info-dumpy chapters in a row yet again.  This continued throughout the rest of the book.  In my opinion, Nest is a 428 page book that could have probably been less that 300 pages if all of the long, long conversations could have been condensed.

Now the ending...

Oh.  My.  Word.

I was like, NO! No, No, No!!!

And then... wait, what?!

Oh, that ending!  That was enough to make me want to see what happens next!  Wait though, will there be a sequel?  I'm not sure, but with that ending there certainly can be!

So, here's the thing, I really enjoyed the actual story itself but the chapters full of just pure information made Nest harder to read.

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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