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Thursday, August 01, 2013

The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer

The Salinger Contract appealed on the strength of the title alone, but turned out to be much more!

A literary mystery that has tension so tight you could almost strum the chord and a premise so fascinating you wonder if it could really happen...or if it has happened.

The story's narrator is Adam Langer.  The author is Adam Langer.  A curious detail that adds to the questions provoked by the premise (which I won't spoil for you).

From the Book Description:   
Adam is a writer and stay-at-home dad in Bloomington, Indiana, drawn into an uneasy friendship with the charismatic and bestselling thriller author Conner Joyce. Conner is having trouble writing his next book, and when a menacing stranger approaches him with an odd—and lucrative—proposal, events quickly begin to spiral out of control.

What a proposal!

I can't tell you much more than that without spoiling the fun, but the suspense begins to give you a sense of disquiet, and you can't be completely sure of the reliability of the narrator.  Which narrator, you may ask....

NetGalley/Open Road Integrated Media

Suspense/Mystery.  Sept. 17, 2013.  Print version:   280 pages.
  • ISBN-10: 1453297944


  1. I'm glad to hear you liked this one! I typically get a bit annoyed when the author and the main character have the same name but I'll have to put that aside as I do want to read this one!

  2. Iliana - I don't care for the author and the character sharing the same name, either. But I did like the book!