‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ TESS GERRITSEN
‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ MICHAEL CONNELLY
A darkly comic tale about Mr Less-Than-Average in an average world from the No. 1 Bestseller.
Crime fiction obsessive Martin Reed is the proverbial butt of everyone's jokes. Working as a glorified accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his cantankerous mother, he has become resigned to the world in which he lives - the school bullies now pick on him in the workplace, women still spurn him and his arch enemy is now his supervisor.
But then he arrives at work one morning to find the police on site. A co-worker has been brutally murdered and her body abandoned in a ditch. And the overwhelming evidence points to Martin - especially when he can't or won't admit that he has an alibi.
When a second victim is found in the company bathroom, things really conspire against Martin. The one bright star on his otherwise bleak horizon is the beautiful and sympathetic Detective Anther Albada, but even she's beginning to have her doubts about his innocence. Could Martin be guilty? Or is he just misunderstood?
Crime and thriller masters know there’s nothing better than a little Slaughter:
‘I’d follow her anywhere’ GILLIAN FLYNN
‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ LEE CHILD
‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ KATHY REICHS
‘Fiction doesn't get any better than this’ JEFFERY DEAVER
‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ PETER JAMES
‘Raw, powerful and utterly gripping’ KATHRYN STOCKETT
‘With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ CAMILLA LACKBERG
‘Amongst the world‘s greatest and finest crime writers’ YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR
Who'd have thought that the disrespect and indignities Wayne Knight suffered as Newman on the Seinfeld series would have been just a warmup for the silly, tasteless and at times repugnant, racist and unfunny material that Slaughter has provided. The author's original audio novella focuses on murder suspect Martin Reed, an ber-wimp who lives with his shrewish, nagging nightmare of a mother and who works at Southern Toilet Supply. His home life is an indication of Slaughter's originality; his occupation suggests the level of her humor. Knight, making his audio debut, gives the material his best, which is considerable. His familiar image also adds much needed dimension to Martin's flimsy construction. But the novella is so unnecessarily ugly and hopelessly lacking in either invention or humor one can only presume that the potential for Martin Misunderstood was, well, misunderstood.
The strangest story ever, a crimecom?
This short story which I read in one day was most weird.
I skipped a lot of the passages and tried to concentrate on the story on hand. I understand this book is a deviation from her normal stuff, so I’ll give one of her novels a go anyway.