Posted by: mylifeofcrime | March 7, 2017

Book Review: Ill Will by Dan Chaon

This story is dark, intense and fascinating. It starts out with the murder of 2 couples, who have 4 children all together. One, Rusty, was convicted of the murders and has spent some 30 years in prison. However, a group that works for innocent inmates gets his conviction overturned. This starts a a chain reaction of events. Who killed the the 4? Was it Rusty? If not, who else could it have been. Wave? Dusty? or maybe Kate? Or maybe someone entirely different? The story is told from several different viewpoints and time periods. In present day, Dustin, Rusty’s brother, is grown up, married with 2 sons. His wife, Jill, has recently died from cancer, which somewhat sends Dustin over the edge. He is a psychologist and becomes close to one of his clients, Aqil. Now, also, in the present day there may be a serial killer that is targeting young college boys. Wow, so much going on. But it all fits in together. There are lots of twists and turns that take you to the end. I thought it was a well-written book and the characters were very complex and realistic. I loved the book. It is a roller coaster ride of darkness, fear and intrigue.

I received a copy of this from NetGalley for an honest review.

Ill Will
File Size: 4579 KB
Print Length: 481 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345476042
Publisher: Ballantine Books (March 7, 2017)
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Sold by: Random House LLC
Language: English

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