Book Description: Kate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago. But when she unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of a police investigation into a brutal murder, Kate makes a shocking discovery: she has the ability to identify killers just by looking into their eyes.
Trying to grasp the implications of this revelation, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy connections to those who share her ability. He tells Kate that her unique vision also makes her a target, and only he can help her.
Now, hot on Jack and Kate’s heels are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn’t sure if Jack is really her salvation, or another killer coming to slaughter her.
An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide bestselling author Terry Goodkind, and a complete reinvention of the contemporary thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I must say when I got the email asking me to read Terry Goodkind’s new book I was pretty excited. I love receiving ARC copies from new and upcoming authors but when you get one from an author you actually know it is exciting! Needless to say I was excited to read this book and see what it was all about, especially since it is a thriller.
I thought this idea behind this book was really unique and creative. The fact that you have a person who has the ability to see killers is just a unique concept that I haven’t read about. It is interesting because there is this person, Jack, that has been studying these people and has all this background information on them that is given to you in the story. I think it was great that Terry had all this backstory to who Kate is and why she is the way she is. Although I must admit when it got back into how it is written into our DNA about being evil I got a little confused with all the information that was thrown in.
I thought it was fun how real world ideas are thrown into this like NORAD was thrown into it and the whole cyber security threat that could happen. I found it interesting saying that the threat in society is not a nuclear threat but a cyber threat that someone could just take out the grid and we would have nothing. Which is totally true like thinking what would we do without power and the internet and everything. It also makes you think that are we really in a nesting period of evil.
I thought the story was well thought out, I liked that you pretty much dived right in and the story continued in a good pace. There were some twists that I wasn’t expecting and I liked that. It was kinda strange that at random times it would go to these really gruesome scenes and then back to just intense thriller moments and then towards the end again switched to like a quick romantic part and then back to how it was. Still even with this I thought it was a good story and was hooked wanting to find out what was going to happen. It does look like there is going to be a second in this series, maybe more, but I am curious as to what is going to happen now with Jack and Kate. You are definitely left on a cliffhanger and wanting more.
I don’t read thrillers as much so when I get the chance to it is a nice break from fantasy and sci-fi. Terry’s series Sword of Truth is a fantasy series and so this seems to be a little different of a book for him as well. I think it is great when authors are able to write in different genres and still deliver a good book. Overall I thought it was a fun read and I thought the characters were well thought out and had nice back stories and you connected with them as you read. I am looking forward to reading the next one when it comes out.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars