The paperback of Wiley Brooks’ debut novel, The Next Best Thing, is now for sale at Amazon. The release price is $9.99 as a special to friends and family who want to be early readers. The price will increase next month to its regular price of $12.99. Click here to buy it in paperback.
The writing style in The Next Best Thing is crisp and face paced. An expert analysis found it to be a close match to the style used by New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. Early reviewers have echoed this view with comments like, “. . .can’t put it down” and “. . .a real page-turner.”
The Next Best Thing is not your typical serial killer mystery.
It is about Joey, a young man who oozes charm to prey on young American women traveling alone in Malaysia. On his trail is Mason Ray, an ex-CIA agent turned investigator. Mason must deal with debilitating flashbacks to something awful he did years before.
Joey decides to commit one last murder. He targets Jessica, a 33-year-old widow from Seattle who he meets at a Penang beach. She’s smart, beautiful and more than Joey bargained for.
A character-driven story, The Next Best Thing visits exotic locales throughout Malaysia and weaves in a taste of Malaysian cuisine.