5 thoughts on “The Bestseller

  1. So I bought this as it was nice and cheap on the kindle store, the premise sounded intriguing and there seems to be a lot of ‘buzz’ around this author especially amongst the UK Kindle owning community.

    Being written for the kindle market it sort of equated to short novella length maybe 150-ish pages. Perfect for curling up with on a Saturday for a couple of hours after finishing far heavier material. Which is exactly what I did.

    The story is quite simple. Professor Dudley Grose (with a failing c

  2. Wannabee author Adrian Slater attends creative writing classes and reveals to the class he intends to commit a murder so he can have a factual basis for his novel.

    Stephen Leather has come up with another engrossing thriller that at around 53,000 words provides an absorbing journey to an unexpected destination. Readers may think they have worked out the ending before reaching the climax but as they read on, the story takes a final twist – but you’ll have to read the story to find out what happens

  3. ‘The Bestseller’ is my fourth book by Stephen Leather, and I really enjoyed it.

    Yes he does ‘evangelise’ about the Kindle and Amazon, but I’m sure he did it with his tongue firmly placed in his cheek. He is one of the few authors of the moment who seems to be quite happy poking fun at himself, and I couldn’t help but chuckle as one of SL’s characters complained about the quality and quantity of vampire novels being published at the moment (SL wrote ‘Once Bitten’ a vampire novel). The same charac

  4. The Bestseller was a very interesting read.

    It was the tale of a man willing to murder to write his Bestseller. Or maybe a maniac using a book to cover up his psychopathic tendencies. Or maybe a very talented and imaginative writer.

    The twist at the end was one I didn’t see coming, as they often are in Stephen Leather’s work. It was well structured, and a quick, enjoyable read. There were a couple of times I laughed out loud, and was worried my neighbours heard my cackling.

    I’m glad that I don’t

  5. ‘The Bestseller’ is the story of an university lecturer who becomes convinced that one of his creative writing students is plotting to kill someone and write about it.

    I found this a fast-paced and thrilling read. It’s cleverly written – Leather brings one of his other books into the story and one character admits that while it’s a brilliant book, none of the characters were likeable in any way. The same could easily be said of this book. It’s a gripping read and the suspenseful story kept me tur

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