This edition published 1/5/2011.
Original publication 1943.
The time is pre WWII. Walter Huff is an insurance salesman at a time when the man of the house handled all financial matters. Walter Huff is the Nirdlinger’s insurance man.
Double indemnity is collecting on an accidental life insurance policy for double its value which is only possible under certain circumstances. Huff knows how to work the system. Walter and Phylis (Mrs. Nitdlinger) carry out the perfect plan to collect the insurance money. Things get complicated.
This book is completely different from the movie. It is much better. The best way to explain the movie version is to say it’s just a suggestion from the book. It was fun reading a book with an original Copyright 1936 by James M. Cain. It was a different world then. Literally.
This is a thriller with unexpected twists. It gets complex. The characters are mysterious. The ending is awesome.
This is a whirlwind of a thriller. The chase is on right from the start, which is an incredible surprise to the main character, Jack Miller. Jack is content just getting by in life. A life which changes in a moment for Jack while he is out doing his job delivering flowers.
Bury Me In Montauk is Jack’s dad’s final wish. Jack is tasked with carrying this out. For some reason Jack is being chased while trying to do this.
The books locations are all real. This makes the book more interesting since it is geographically driven. The reader learns real facts about the whole area the characters are in.
This is more than just a thriller. The reader also goes on an emotional journey with Jack. I haven’t come across many books with this added element which is very engrossing. It’s more than what happens to Jack Miller. His personal journey as he gets through these events is a major part of this book.
The main characters are well defined. Others you find out what you need to when you need it. The suspenseful action doesn’t stop.
I loved this book. It is an entertaining page turner and an easy read. It has a complex plot that keeps you guessing with an awesome ending. One of those you never forget.
Favorite quote from this book:
“Your life is your life. May it be a masterpiece of experience and nothing else.” This quote sums up this book so well.
A Stephen King hit. The events already happened. The main character, Linsey, tells the story as a flashback. It centers around her life with her very well known dead author husband Scott. Linsey also has 3 sisters, each having their own unique personality.
What is reality really? How do you know if other realities exist. Maybe some people can go to the another reality. Can anyone actually handle two different realities and stay sane?
Steven King is takes the reader to Castlerock, Maine. Scott is dead. Linsey is left to sort through his office at the same time dealing with her sisters varying personalities. So many people are interested in Scott’s work. Some crazy people. Much of this book is about the skeletons in Scott’s closet. Very horrible skeletons.
I listened to the Audible version read by Mare Winningham. This was so well done I was trying to stay awake at night to keep going. A page turner I guess you could say. What an awesome experience this one was.
Winston Radhauser has a complicated life as this book begins. Radhauser is a detective with a small department in Oregon. This is Winston Radhauser’s second chance at having a family. He values them so much more having lost his first family tragically.
In this small town everyone knows each other’s business which is a good thing and a bad thing.
Racial crimes are being committed here. Something unheard of. Someone has formed a white supremacy group. Who is responsible for these hate crimes? Are all these hate crimes connected?
Everyone knows each other’s business but someone has secrets. This falls on Detective Radhauser’s to solve. It gets personal too. Jeopardizing everything he values more than his own life.
The characters are all well developed. Everyone’s lives seem to somehow be weaved together in this country town. It gets very complicated. I couldn’t put this book down.
Within these books is an amazing story. There are short lulls which are unavoidable when telling such a long story. I will never forget this story. All time best ending.