Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Good Suicides by Antonio Hill

They say: After a company retreat in a remote country house, senior employees of Alemany Cosmetics return with a dark secret. They’ve each received an anonymous, menacing email of only two words: “Never forget”. What’s worse, the message is accompanied by a nightmarish photo attachment showing the bodies of dogs—hung to death from a tree—near the very same farm estate they just visited. When they begin killing themselves, one by one, the connection between the shocking photos and the suicides baffles Barcelona law enforcement and corporate think tanks alike, threatening a terrifying end for everyone involved

I say: This book had one of the most unsettling covers I have ever seen.  Every time I picked it up, I got a little freaked out. 
The actual book itself was a slow start, and those kind of beginnings are hard for me, because my nature is not to give up, so I keep slogging along, but I can feel myself getting resentful.
In this case, the payoff was worth it.  Once I got into the story, I really liked the writing style and the characters.
That being said, I felt like the ending was a bit of a let down, like there was this big build up, then the payoff wasn't as big as you would have expected it to be.
A very unique writer, and I'll be looking for his other book The Summer of Dead Toys.

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