Review: Truth Is Not Our Business

Truth Is Not Our Business - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award EntryTruth Is Not Our Business
by William Glaeser

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Truth is Not Our Business / B004TEYRNY

This is a really good "in your face" hooking excerpt - it's fast pace and seizes the reader right from the beginning. I'm impressed by the originality of the plot: two competing coupon businesses, and a death threat right off the bat? Very intriguing. I would maybe have liked to see this updated to the more modern coupon businesses (like Groupon or LivingSocial, maybe) but at the same time, since the coupon businesses here are struggling, maybe it makes more sense to have them be members of the old guard.

The writing here is very solid - I like a lot of the "tete-a-tete" conversations as the characters battle it out. I think a little bit of the swearing could be toned down a bit, not because I'm prudish but more because it gets a little repetitious in such a short space. Overall, though, I really like the feeling of tension and strain that is immediately introduced, and the way it really hooks you right away with the threats of death and financial ruin. Very dark and very interesting, but in a very modern way.

NOTE: This review is based on a sample excerpt of this book provided through the ABNA contest.

~ Ana Mardoll

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