Book Review: Or She Dies by Gregg Hurwitz
Or She Dies by Gregg Hurwitz
Gregg Hurwitz is a writer with many hats. He is a Shakespearean scholar, a screenwriter for film and television, and he is widely considered one of America’s most exciting young thriller writers. Or She Dies is a suspence novel that I would recommend to anyone who likes a fast-paced, heart-palpating book that is still an intelligent read with memorable and believable characters.
The main protagonist, Patrick, is a man who has followed his dreams only for them to turn to disaster. One of his screenplays was finally picked up by Hollywood, but after a better part of a year of rewriting and babysitting the lead actor, Keith Connor, all he has to show for his writing dreams is an expensive lawsuit after an altercation with the actor. His beloved wife of eleven years spends her mornings crying into her coffee after a brief moment of neighbourliness with the next-door neighbour turned to infidelity. This is a marriage in crisis. It is in this situation that Patrick receives mysterious and creepy DVDs taken by hidden cameras around their home showing him washing, sleeping and going to work. Next the emails begin arriving. Tell No One….Go Alone….Or She Dies. The unhappy couple find themselves in an increasingly desperate situation and things quickly become a matter of life and death. Can they pull together to save themselves and their marriage? Or will this be the end of their relationships, or even their lives?
Or She Dies is a roller-coaster read from start to finish, with twists and turns that you will never see coming, but twists that make perfect sense when you get to the end of this exhilarating read. This is a fantastic suspense novel! I wouldn’t be surprised if it is made into a movie one day, such is the entertainment factor.