A combination of crisp writing, an original plot and interesting characters makes this thriller almost impossible to put down. What motivates four friends to slip from the straight and narrow down a path of self-destruction? Sakey takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.
It was supposed to be the perfect crime. They would come into a lot of money, have some excitement and no one would get hurt. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned, and the four friends are thrust into a world of secrets, threats and murder. (DUTTON, Aug., 388 pp., $25.95)