15 November 2016
#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.
More than anything; Terry Goodkind's books are character driven stories that take a brutally honest inward look at ourselves. With a focus on the complexity of the human psyche, Terry Goodkind has an uncanny grasp for crafting compelling stories of people like you and me, trapped in terrifying situations.
With his latest novel, NEST, readers will be drawn into an original story of the driving forces behind those who take lives and those trying to save them, a struggle that will take readers into a dark world as we search for the origins of evil.
As a resident of Nevada, Terry Goodkind deeply appreciates the rights and freedoms of the United States, although worries about how quickly those rights are eroding. His passion for writing is a parallel to his passion for life.
Terry Goodkind is a part-time race car driver, a devoted husband to Jeri, the love of his life, and is a friend to animal-kind.
"My privilege in life is the joy of writing books and telling stories about people who fascinate me, the good and the bad. I am grateful to all of my readers for the critical role they play in making these books possible. Your passion is my passion, and I thank you." - Terry Goodkind
This is the first book I have read by Terry Goodkind, I really don't care for fantasy type stories, but when I was offered this one and read the blurb I thought, this is just my kind of story, scary, speculative type story.
"For the past three weeks, John Allen Bishop had been keeping the devil chained in the basement" John Bishop is a young man with developmental issues, who can "see the evil" in people's eyes. A series of events end up taking this young man's life.
Kate Bishop is John's sister who is just a normal woman, living a normal life and becomes involved in the investigation into her brother's murder. She finds that she has the ability to identify killers just by looking into their eyes. Now that is pretty scary in and of itself, but there are other people out there with the same ability and they can tell when a person has the ability like Kate does. That puts Kate in great danger. She meets Jack Raines, an author, who actually works for Mossad, the intelligence agency for Israel. What Jack does is find people with Kate's abilities and try to protect them from predators out to kill them.
These predators go to the Dark Net, a part of the internet used for computer hacking, pornography, and other nefarious acts. Jack and Kate must find these people and kill them before they kill her. This proves to be a terrifying task and they both may end up dead.
I have to say that this book was a real page-turner. Just the very idea that you could have the ability to see evil in a person's eyes and see how they are going to commit a horrible crime would be overwhelming. The author has indeed a vivid imagination and an enormous ability with the written word. If you love a good thriller, this one is for you.
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