Sunday, April 15, 2012

SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW: THE CRIME OF JULIAN WELLS by Thomas H. Cook

THE CRIME OF JULIAN WELLS           
by Thomas H. Cook


Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Imprint:The Mysterious Press
Pub Date:August 07, 2012
ISBN:9780802126030


Julian Wells, famous author of true-crime novels, rows out into the middle of a pond and slits his wrists.  When his body is found, it is an obvious suicide, but with no suicide note, his sister Loretta and his best friend Philip are left to wonder why he took his own life.  As they sift through the details of the last forty years of his life, they realize how little they ever knew Julian Wells.

Thomas H. Cook has written a masterpiece combination of mystery and spy thriller.  Philip and Loretta retrace the steps of Julian over the  last forty years of his life as he searched for the elusive Marisol, revealing Wells' secret life as he was increasingly involved with revolutionaries and political intrigue in South America.  

At the end, Cook's novel serves to show us that we never really know the hearts of man, not even those closest to us.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Netgalley  <http://www.netgalley.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”    


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15 comments:

Gale said...

My favorite author is Ann Tatlock (or Francis Hodgekins Burnett). My favorite genre is historical fiction, but I like good writing in any genre!

Luna said...

Hmm, a murder mystery without cat detectives? Okay, I'll bite. It looks pretty interesting anyway--you know, sans the sassy cats.

Barb K. said...

My favorite author I have a few. The I really like is Alexander Dumas he wrote some great classic books.

Barb K. said...

I really like Mysteries. I like to guess who did it.
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samantha w said...

I read alot of sophie hannah

samantha w said...

i like most kind of books, but i would say mystery or thrillers

helpful heather said...

my favorite author is john maxwell!

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helpful heather said...

my favorite books are chick lit!

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Debbie Kennedy said...

My favourite author is Janet Evanovich and I love reading humour, mystery and romance.
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Debbie Kennedy said...

had problems with rafflecopter- wanted to select 'leave blog post comment' for my entry and instead the 'choose your own task' entry got selected instead, but I don't know how to fix it? Sorry
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SuperNeena said...

Ive just discovered Suzanne Collins so shes my fav of the moment.

amweeks said...

I love Ayn Rand, F Scott Fitzgerald & Christopher Buckley!

amweeks said...

My fave genre is plain 'ole contemporary fiction.

Amanda said...

my favorite author is nickolas sparks and my favorite genre is inspirational.

Amanda said...

my favorite author is nickolas sparks and my favorite genre is inspirational.

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