Bestseller by Keith Latch

Title: Bestseller
Author: Keith Latch
Publisher: Champagne Books
ISBN: 9781897445259
Release Date: December 2008
Format: Ebook
Genre: Thriller
Length: Novel
Rating: 3.5
Reviewer: Katherine Petersen
Rob Caulder always wanted to be a writer, an art that didn’t come naturally to him until after a car accident that nearly killed him. He knew his new-found talent came from something other than himself but didn’t understand the how. Rob had no idea what he would write until it appeared on the screen, and almost overnight, he became a best-selling author of horror novels. Yet with all good things come sacrifices: in Rob’s case he traded in his marriage and relationships with friends for fame and fortune, which translated into a high-flying partying lifestyle, filled with women and drugs.
Danielle Greer had left her previous job at a literary agency to strike out on her own, and when Rob’s first book landed in her inbox, she knew she had a winner. Although attracted to him, she kept their relationship on a professional level and is glad she did when Rob becomes heavily involved with women and drugs. She mourns the shift in Rob from a polite and kind young man to an arrogant schmuck who thinks he’s entitled to whatever he wants.
But Rob won’t ride high forever and his future will depend on what he does after he hits the crest of the wave. Danielle has always had a special place in her heart for the Rob she first met, but he may be gone forever.
Keith Latch has employed an interesting twist on the supernatural with Rob’s writing talent in this horror/suspense novel. Personally, I would have liked to see the darker aspect of the story appear sooner. An avid fan of horror, I found myself wanting more supernatural action as Rob traversed his path to destruction.
From what I’ve read in gossip magazines and novels and seen on TV, Latch provides an admirable portrayal of the ways of the rich and famous or should that be infamous? He has a solid writing style interspersed with some stellar descriptions. The story moves at a good clip, except during some extended party scenes.
Latch’s characters evoke an emotional response such as alternating between pity for Rob and wanting to give him a swift kick. For me, Danielle didn’t come across with as much depth. Overall, Bestseller was an enjoyable read, and I look forward to exploring more of Latch’s work.
Title: Bestseller
Author: Keith Latch
Publisher: Champagne Books
ISBN: 9781897445259
Release Date: December 2008
Format: Ebook
Genre: Thriller
Length: Novel
Rating: 3.5
Reviewer: Katherine Petersen
Rob Caulder always wanted to be a writer, an art that didn’t come naturally to him until after a car accident that nearly killed him. He knew his new-found talent came from something other than himself but didn’t understand the how. Rob had no idea what he would write until it appeared on the screen, and almost overnight, he became a best-selling author of horror novels. Yet with all good things come sacrifices: in Rob’s case he traded in his marriage and relationships with friends for fame and fortune, which translated into a high-flying partying lifestyle, filled with women and drugs.
Danielle Greer had left her previous job at a literary agency to strike out on her own, and when Rob’s first book landed in her inbox, she knew she had a winner. Although attracted to him, she kept their relationship on a professional level and is glad she did when Rob becomes heavily involved with women and drugs. She mourns the shift in Rob from a polite and kind young man to an arrogant schmuck who thinks he’s entitled to whatever he wants.
But Rob won’t ride high forever and his future will depend on what he does after he hits the crest of the wave. Danielle has always had a special place in her heart for the Rob she first met, but he may be gone forever.
Keith Latch has employed an interesting twist on the supernatural with Rob’s writing talent in this horror/suspense novel. Personally, I would have liked to see the darker aspect of the story appear sooner. An avid fan of horror, I found myself wanting more supernatural action as Rob traversed his path to destruction.
From what I’ve read in gossip magazines and novels and seen on TV, Latch provides an admirable portrayal of the ways of the rich and famous or should that be infamous? He has a solid writing style interspersed with some stellar descriptions. The story moves at a good clip, except during some extended party scenes.
Latch’s characters evoke an emotional response such as alternating between pity for Rob and wanting to give him a swift kick. For me, Danielle didn’t come across with as much depth. Overall, Bestseller was an enjoyable read, and I look forward to exploring more of Latch’s work.
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