Closing Costs is quite possibly the most predictable suspense novel of the year.
Nelle and Evan Pereira have just purchased a big house that is quite secluded. It’s exactly what they’ve been looking for. Nelle works as a mortician and finds a flash drive in the crevice of one of the bodies she is preparing. She brings the flash drive home, and she and Evan find out that it has information on it that leads to a large amount of money from a child pornography ring linked to some Russian gangsters. So they do the smart thing and steal the money to buy their house. Then, the previous owner of the house, Mack, comes after the couple for no obvious reason other than they bought his house after his divorce. Mack is a narcissistic psychopath.
You can only guess what happens next. A psychopath, some Russians, and a couple who think they can get away with it all. This book has no surprises and it is very hard to feel bad for the main characters, who bring all the horrible things that happen to them on themselves. Skip this one, in my opinion.
|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller