Favorite Thriller This Year

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WOW! I feel like I was getting to the point of burnout on new thrillers. I’ve read maybe one in the past few months that really “wow-ed” me. The Plot is a gamechanger in the thriller/suspense genre for 2021. I’m still reeling from the adrenaline rush after finishing.

The story within a story is such a unique concept, and Jean Hanff Korelitz nails BOTH of the stories. The suspense was truly palpable throughout the book. It was nearly impossible to stop reading. Honestly, I thought I was setting myself up for a disappointing reveal for the actual “plot” because it was so hyped up. However, once we got to that point, my jaw was on the floor. It was absolutely worth the hype. I did find myself getting a little frustrated at Jake at times, but the direction this book took each time was just spot on. The pacing, the atmosphere, the sky-high stakes--it was all executed so well.

I’m loving Kirby Heyborne as a narrator. He was one of the narrators for The Wife Upstairs, which was another great audio production. I can think of a few others I’d love to have him narrate, and I’m looking forward to seeking out other books he’s voiced. His pacing is absolutely perfect for suspense books.

Thanks so much to Netgalley, Celadon Books and Macmillan Audio for the ALC for The Plot.