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Disturb is a medical thriller with a very interesting premise but unfortunately it doesn't deliver. I think the best summary of the book actually comes from the Author himself in his afterward. He explains that Disturb came after a list of rejected novels, and as a result, he decided to write a 'by-the-numbers, straightforward, homogenous thriller' which his agent didn't think was good enough to send out to publishers. After having more success with other titles Konrath decided to self publish on his website and Amazon.
I think this best sums up what I thought of the book, the characters are under-developed which I guess makes it easier seeing as how many of them end up dying! There is a twist revealed 60% of the way though the book but it was easily guessable after a few pages. Every chapter seems to end with a cliff-hanger with either someone dying or you thinking someone has died which leads to there being no stakes in the plot.
Overall I got it for free and therefore there was nothing lost but Konrath mentions that 'there isn't much of me in the book', and I really do think that he should have a go at rewriting it in a style he is happier with - it's an interesting premise which should be explored further!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1476 KB
- Print Length: 242 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1709483091
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00267SZES
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 183 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #217,201 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)