Jacob Bonner teaches writing at a small college after having written one successful book. One student tells him that he doesn’t need to be taught because his story is so good. He tells Jacob The Plot and Jacob knows immediately that this will be a best seller. When the student dies before publishing anything, Jacob takes it on himself to tell the story. Then come the anonymous notes that he is a thief and the story doesn’t belong to him. The plot was too good to be true, or so he thought. It’s possible that the student based the plot on real life and the subject isn’t happy about it and will do whatever it takes to stay hidden.
Jacob is an interesting character and as you grow to like him, it’s painful to watch the downward spiral he takes as the anonymous person messes with his mind. The plot within a plot and a book within a book was a fun and new experience in world where a lot of psychological thrillers are beginning to look more and more alike. Some thought-provoking topics were included about whether or not you can steal a plot. Put this book on your list.
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|Author||Jean Hanff Korelitz|
|Page Count||223 pages|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|
|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|