The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the Georgia State lottery. It's going to be the worst day of their lives.
When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko pull up at a convenience store off I-95 in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a leaky tire and be on their way again to Florida-away from their dull Ohio tech-support jobs. But this happens to be the store from which a 318,000,000 million dollar Jackpot ticket has just been sold -- and when a pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a ferociously audacious scheme: He and Romeo will squeeze the family for half their prize.
That night, he visits the Boatwright home and takes the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights' loved ones at any sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw's plot depends on maintaining constant fear-merciless, unfaltering terror-and soon, under the pressure, everyone's sanity begins to unravel . . .
At once frightening, comic, and suspenseful, RAVENS is a wholly original and utterly compelling novel from one of our most talented writers.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (July 15, 2010)
When I saw this book was chosen by Stephen King as one of the best books of 2009 I knew it had to be something good. And it was.
It flitted back and forth between the characters, all in the same moment but doing different scenes. It was good though, you always felt present with each character, and that is crafty writing in my books.
This would make a great movie now that I think of it, a really great movie!
~I received a copy from Hachette Book Group. I was not compensated for my opinion.~