Culture & Criticism Since 2003
One Perfect Lie is crime drama of the highest order. It is also a story about the faces that people wear – at once shiny and seemingly without flaw, but in actuality, stained with narcissism and psychosis just below the lip of the surface. Here, Scottoline creates a lead character in Chris Brennan that will call to mind Tony Soprano’s dark duality – as you listen to the pages turn and get to know this guy, what you see is not at all what’s really there. Sample the narration here.
Incendiary is a true crime account retelling a nearly 20 year man hunt for a mad bomber on the loose in New York City. F.P. was wily, brilliantly creative, and cruel beyond comprehension. To catch him, detectives had to adopt his ways and lure him into a trap he couldn’t resist. Cannell’s ability to build real tension is one of his greatest attributes as a writer, and Incendiary proves to be a masterpiece on this primal level. Readers will link the story to a dozen different scenes, including the life of Ted Kaczynski, the notorious “Unabomber” who threw fire at the nation for decades. Sample the narration here.