Finalist for the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel
Private Eye Frank Lamb's business is simple: He finds things. Be it the world’s hottest pepper seed in a South American dictator's safe or a pair of Italian art forgers sipping Prosecco in a Miami hotel room, he delivers the goods and collects his check, never with a smile. Work is work, and he doesn’t let it get in the way of the life he’s made for himself and his ten-year-old daughter, Sadie.
But when a staggeringly beautiful woman offers him a small fortune to find a cassette tape, curiosity gets the better of him. It contains, she explains, a recording her sister’s kidnapper made of her last three minutes on Earth. She conveniently fails to mention the unsettling effects the tape is rumored to have on listeners.
Frank takes the case, and enlists the help of reclusive tracker Courtney Lavagnino to pick up a trail that's been cold for five years. As their search leads them through a horrifying labyrinth of murder and madness, it becomes clear they're chasing much more than a memento.
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An absorbing thriller
I’m not normally a mystery or thriller reader, but “Palindrome” caught my eye, and I couldn’t put it down. Rinsky is an entertaining (and often humorous) writer, certainly, but he also plays with the genre’s expectations to create engaging, complex characters who stay with you after the last page. “Palindrome” is more than just a “whodunnit” - its themes make you think - and I’m excited for the next book in the series.
This is the first time I've read a book where death is the obsession without it being the object of power. The story leads you on an anxious trail to find the last words of a dying girl who possibly holds the secret of life after death. The protagonist is your average person with no more strength or intelligence than your average Joe yet he becomes entangled in an investigation to find this elusive object of a few persons' desires. At the end he....read it your darn self!
This book captured my attention from start to finish! I don't know what I expected but this is definitely a great read!!!
Not to bad
Thought there was going to be a lot of thrills and mysteries but seems like you can figure it out halfway through the book. Still a good read tho.