Jeff Abbott

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New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott joins our show this week. We’ll be talking with Jeff about his new thriller, BLAME (Grand Central Publishing, July 18, 2017).

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Jeff Abbott  is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of many mystery and suspense novels.  His latest is BLAME, released July 18, 2017 by Grand Central Publishing.

He has been called “one of the best thriller writers in the business” (Washington Post). His novels have been called “compulsively readable” (Chicago Sun Times), “outstanding. . .genuinely moving” and “fresh, original… intricately woven” (Publishers Weekly), “nail-bitingly suspenseful and totally original” (Irish Independent), and “extremely compelling” (Associated Press). He is published in many languages and has been a bestseller in the US, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, Portugal, and other countries.Jeff’s novel Adrenaline was a Summer Great Reads choice by both The Today Show and Good Morning America. His novel Inside Man was a Summer Book Pick by O, The Oprah Magazine, and a Best Beach Reads pick by USA Today.  Jeff is a winner of the Thriller Award (for The Last Minute) and was nominated for the Thriller Award for Panic. He is a three-time nominee for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award and a two-time nominee for the Anthony Award. Jeff’s first novel, Do Unto Others, won both the Agatha Award and the Macavity Award.His novels Adrenaline, Panic, and Collision have been optioned for film and are in script development.

Jeff is a graduate of Rice University with a degree in History and English. He lives in Austin with his wife and family.

In Praise of BLAME (Grand Central Publishing, July 18, 2017)

“The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel.”Kirkus Reviews

“…engrossing…this is an emotionally complex tale replete with finely drawn characters, shocking twists, and convincing red herrings.”Publishers Weekly 

“A solid stand-alone from the author of the Sam Capra series.”Booklist, David Pitt

“….impossible to put down… Blame is Jeff Abbott’s best novel so far–and a strong contender for best psychological thriller of the year.”The REAL Book Spy

“It’s no wonder that Jeff Abbott is considered one of the best in the genre. I highly recommend this suspenseful thriller for you lovers of the genre.”Book Review Crew

“I could not tear myself away from Jeff Abbott’s mesmerizing, gripping, and claustrophobic novel. BLAME is the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense. Don’t miss it.”Harlan Coben, #1 bestselling author of Home and Don’t Let Go

“BLAME is a masterful suspense novel, full of dread, lies, and deceptions…Sinister and twisting, this is hands-down the best book you’ll read — and re-read — this year. Absolutely top-notch.”J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author

“Emotionally compelling, tense and packed with shocking plot twists, this book makes me have to use a word I hate: Unputdownable. I loved it.”Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author of What Remains of Me

“Taut, twisty, and elegantly-written, with an ending you won’t see coming.”Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbors

“Jeff Abbott, in this richly satisfying novel, proves that he is a master of suspense and tension.”Sara Blaedel, bestselling author of The Lost Woman

“Don’t miss Jeff Abbott’s most chilling thriller to date.Indiebound

About BLAME (Grand Central Publishing, July 18, 2017)

From “one of the best thriller writers in the business” (Associated Press) comes a novel praised by Harlan Coben as “mesmerizing, gripping…the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense.”

Sometimes the person you thought you knew best…
Turns out to be someone you never really knew at all.

The crash that killed him
Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane’s note: I wish we were dead together.

A girl to blame
From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die?

The secrets she should forget
Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don’t remember…  Grand Central Publishing


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