Trouble: A Novel

Trouble: A Novel

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Penguin Putnam
Jesse Kellerman's debut thriller wowed the critics. His latest sets the bar even higher.

Young, idealistic, and overworked, Jonah is living the lonely life of a medical student in New York City when he accidentally stumbles across a murder in progress: a woman, being stabbed to death in the middle of the sidewalk. Without thinking, he rushes in to protect her-inadvertently killing her attacker in the process.

Thrust into the media spotlight, crushed by guilt, Jonah quickly learns that heroism isn't all it's cracked up to be. He receives a shower of unwanted attention-and hostility-from his superiors. The district attorney wants to "interview" him. The family of the dead man wants revenge.

Everything is further upended when the woman whose life he saved shows up at his apartment. What begins as a thank-you drink turns into a wildly passionate love affair. As their relationship deepens, however, Jonah realizes that she isn't quite the woman she appears to be. His nightmare has only begun, and the price of kindness will turn out to be higher than he could have imagined.

Expertly crafted and chillingly suspenseful, Trouble is a heart-stopper: proof positive that Jesse Kellerman has joined the "first ranks of mystery and suspense writers" (Forbes).

Baker & Taylor
New York City medical student Jonah stumbles into the middle of a crime in progress and inadvertently kills a would-be murderer, only to find himself showered by intrusive media attention and pursued by the unstable woman he saved.

Blackwell North Amer
Young, idealistic, and overworked, Jonah Stem is living the lonely life of a medical student in New York City when he accidentally stumbles across a murder in progress: a woman being stabbed to death in the middle of the sidewalk. Without thinking, Jonah rushes in to protect her - inadvertently killing her attacker in the process.
Thrust into the media spotlight, crushed by guilt, Jonah quickly learns that heroism isn't all it's cracked up to be. He receives a shower of unwanted attention - and hostility - from his superiors. The district attorney wants to "interview" him. The family of the dead man wants revenge.
And everything is further upended when the woman whose life he saved shows up at his apartment. What begins as a thank-you drink turns into a wildly passionate love affair. As their relationship deepens, however, Jonah realizes that she isn't quite the woman she appears to be. His nightmare has only begun, and the price of kindness will turn out to be higher than he could have imagined.

Baker
& Taylor

Struggling with the challenges of his fledgling career, New York City medical student Jonah stumbles into the middle of a crime in progress and inadvertently kills a would-be murderer, only to find himself showered by intrusive media attention and pursued by the unstable woman he saved. By the author of Sunstroke. 80,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam & Sons, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0399154034
9780399154034
Characteristics: 352 p. ; 24 cm

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Pisinga
Jul 06, 2015

The title of this novel lacks specificity, so you can call any novel - "Trouble". The ending also is a little - "as everywhere else," so to speak. But for a "psychiatric" thriller - quite interesting.

mikeyppl Nov 28, 2011

Not too bad but a far cry from his Mom and Dad.

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