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An audacious psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems.Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings.A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The fAn audacious psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems.Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings.A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide. However, after killing his targets, Ted's reality begins to unravel. KILL THE NEXT ONE, an immersive psychological thriller from an exciting new voice....

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ISBN : 9780316354219
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Number of Pages : 407 Pages
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Kill the Next One Reviews

  • Deanna
    2019-02-07 18:14

    3.5 StarsMy reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...When I read the description of this book I thought the plot sounded really interesting. In the blurb it says that nothing is what it seems.... and they weren't kidding! My head was spinning right from the first sentence."Ted McKay was about to put a bullet through his brain when the doorbell rang, insistently."He waits because he knows he can't shoot himself while someone is at the door. Then he hears someone yelling for him to open the door. They tell him they know he's in there. He waits for them to leave. However, the person keeps ringing the bell, banging and yelling for Ted to open the door.Thankfully his wife and children are out-of-town.As he's waiting for the person to go away he notices a note on his desk. "Open the door. It's your only way out" the note says. He has no idea where this note came from but the thing that freaks him out is that it's his handwriting on the note. How could that be? He has no memory of writing it. Ted gives in and opens the door. The man introduces himself. His name is Justin Lynch and he tells Ted he'll explain everything if he will let him come in. Ted slams the door but then the man says something that makes him open it right back up..."I know what you're about to do"How could this man possibly know what Ted was about to do?Justin says he knows that Ted wants to kill himself. Before Ted can say a word, Justin tells him he has a proposition for him. He's inviting him to join a very special organization. A sort of suicide club. However, in order to be a part of this group Ted will need to kill two men. Then in return someone will kill him. The reasoning behind this is that it's easier for a family to deal with someone being the victim of a tragedy than if the person committed suicide.But why two murders? And how did they find out that Ted even wanted to kill himself?Ted decides that he'll do it. However, things do not go as planned. The intended victims aren't exactly like Justin described. Then weird things start happening. Ted begins having bizarre dreams. He feels like he's being watched and that he wasn't given all the information he would have needed to make a proper decision. Was that on purpose? Is Ted being manipulated somehow? From there, things get even worse and he starts to feel like he's losing his mind.Dr. Laura Hill is Ted's therapist and she feels like she can help him. Through his meetings with Dr. Hill we are given some insight into Ted's past, his family life and some, very dark secrets.I will stop there as I will be heading into spoiler territory if I say much moreAfter such a fantastic beginning I did feel the book start to drag a bit. It was interesting, but it felt like there was a lot of details and extra stuff that could have been left out. Also seemed like there were some holes in the plot which made things a bit confusing. I enjoyed the book but it was completely different from what I was expecting, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. There were a lot of good twists and turns that kept me turning pages. Just when I thought I had the real story it would take off in another direction. I would just start to understand a character and their motives....but then I'd be thrown way off again.I was pretty satisfied with how it all came together and how the author wrapped things up....but the epilogue did baffle me a bit. I may have to check around because I'm curious about what happened. I almost feel like I'm missing something big.****Note**** There wasn't a lot of gruesome violence in this book but I will warn readers that there is a scene with an animal that is upsetting. I was able to skip over it but I thought it was worth a mention.Thank you NetGalley, Mulholland Books, and Frederico Axat for providing an advanced readers copy of this book for me to read in exchange for my honest review.

  • FrancoSantos
    2019-02-10 18:14

    Mi tercer libro de Axat y uno más que me deja boquiabierto. Personajes sólidos, el misterio no cesa en ningún momento y cada uno de sus capítulos es una puerta abierta a lo inesperado. La última salida, con su ritmo vertiginoso y sus escenas apabullantes, logró captar mi atención hasta tal punto que se volvió un compañero inseparable en mi vida cotidiana. Pocas veces he leído una novela negra con tantos giros. La historia no deja de cambiar de manera completa el paradigma de lo que se va revelando a medias. Entre la confusión, la desconfianza y los secretos me era imposible predecir qué podría suceder en las siguientes páginas. Axat juega con el delirio como pocos autores saben hacerlo. Y también con el lector.Como siempre, el epílogo es el último golpe que me dio el autor para liquidarme de una vez.En fin. Excelente novela de misterio, que recomiendo absolutamente. Adictiva, rápida, laberíntica, ideal para cualquier fanático del género. No tengo dudas de que Axat será mucho más conocido dentro de unos años, y si no resulta así, le declararé la guerra a las editoriales.

  • Beatriz
    2019-02-14 22:10

    Hace tiempo que no leía algo que realmente me sorprendiera y, sin el ánimo de alardear, eso es cada vez más difícil. El autor juega con el lector en forma permanente y ninguna de las teorías que uno pueda ir elucubrando tiene sentido al llegar al siguiente capítulo. Me llamó la atención que el autor lograra tamaña intriga sólo con la trama y no, como en otros libros que he leído, con una prosa confusa. De hecho me encantó el estilo de Federico Axat, directo, centrado en lo que quiere contar en cada capítulo que, por cierto, son cortísimos. Pero no por ello falto de las descripciones y pistas necesarias para mantener al lector ahí, pegado a sus páginas, mordiéndose las uñas.No le pongo las cinco estrellas porque cada vez soy más exigente con esa valoración y, a pesar que esta novela estuvo a punto, algunas cosillas, a mi gusto, no quedaron suficientemente atadas.Absolutamente recomendable, tanto para los que les gusta el género como para los que no. Es imposible quedar indiferente frente a esta lectura.

  • Maria Clara
    2019-01-26 14:11

    ¿Sabéis esa sensación de estar en una montaña rusa, esperando el segundo en el que caeréis a toda velocidad por la rampa? Pues bien, este libro se puede adaptar a esta metáfora; es vertiginoso desde el minuto cero. Y, si bien me ha parecido magistral el modo en que el autor juega con el lector, hay ciertos detalles al final del libro que me han frenado de darle las cinco estrellas.

  • Allie
    2019-02-13 22:10

    TL; DR: If you dislike gratuitous, graphic animal torture scenes, this book is not for you. If you really dislike sticking with a book despite multiple plot problems and two-dimensional characters just to see if there is some kind of payoff, only to be hit by a gratuitous, graphic animal torture scene in the final pages, well, you should run like hell.I'm sorry, I just didn't love this book. I did read the whole thing, even though I was frustrated with the two-dimensional characters, the plot that turned out to be so different from what I expected reading the blurb, the endless dream sequences (I loathe dream sequences), etc, etc, because I wanted to see how the author got out of the hole. After I saw how he got out, I wish I had just given up 50 pages in. This book had a lot of promise with little payoff and the whole thing seemed...sloppy. I can't really say more without giving important stuff away so I'll leave it at that.SPOILERS I was frustrated that the loose ends never got tied up in a way that made sense to the story, or had significance relative to how much buildup there was. And the little bombshell about Arthur also seeing the possum just wasn't shocking enough to be treated like it was. I am not really sure what the author was trying to convey with that reveal. That Arthur is also crazy? Mike and others were able to see animals, too. Or that the possum is real? I don't find possums scary so that has no impact either. Maybe if it had been a Canada goose... It was just a "so what?" moment for me, rather than the jaw-dropper I think the author thought he had. We got to spend a lot of time with Justin in the flashbacks, but I still don't know why any of that was necessary. Their friendship wasn't really remarkable or noteworthy and I never felt the author did a good job of explaining why Ted beat Justin. Also, I didn't care. Neither one of them ever felt like more than a cardboard cutout. I felt like we spent a lot of time with Dr. Hill peeling the onion of Ted's psyche, and what it revealed, layer by layer, was a hotbed of "meh."Also, the unexpected kitten torture scene in the last 5% of the book was shocking and unnecessary. In this scene, a man named Randall Forster is giving an introductory speech about Dr. Laura Hill's book about a serial killer, and he describes an incident in the killer's youth when he killed a kitten in front of his playmate. This killer had already been well established as pig with no redeeming qualities so the kitten torture description was 100% gratuitous. I also had trouble buying it that Randall would have gone into such graphic detail speaking to a group of people who were basically there for a book signing. Not simply mentioning that the killer's young neighbor knew he was capable of murder because he saw him torture animals. That is sufficient for anyone to know. No, Randall gives the audience a blow-by-blow, detail-by-detail description of how the kitten was tortured--almost like a training manual. Yes, I found it offensive but the problem was, no one would actually do that in real life. And if they did, people would get up and walk out. NOBODY WANTS A KITTEN TORTURE TUTORIAL AT THEIR BOOK SIGNING, RANDALL. It was ridiculous in the context of the scene. I could go on, but I am done.I just didn't like it at all, sorry.

  • Linda Strong
    2019-02-19 18:12

    Ted McKay has a terminal brain tumor. While his wife and children are visiting her family out of state, he decides it is time to end his life. Putting a gun to his head, he prepares to pull the trigger.But the doorbell ringing interrupts him. A stranger offers his a deal ... if he will shoot a criminal who walked away from justice before he dies, and also kill another man like himself ... terminally ill and waiting to die, the next man on the list will take Ted's life. It would be so much easier for his family if he dies of a random killing rather than committing suicide.But is this really what happened? Did he actually murder two men? Why does he keep reliving certain moments of his life over and over again? This was like riding a roller coaster ride in the dark. It's such a well-written book ... the reader doesn't quite know what to believe. It's a look at a terrified man .. what he will and won't do. Is the brain tumor causing hallucinations? Does he even have a brain tumor?No spoilers here .. but I warn you ... beware of the possum.Many thanks to the author / Text Publishing / Netgalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

  • Marianne
    2019-01-24 16:09

    Kill The Next One is the third novel by Argentinian author, Federico Axat. Successful businessman, husband and father, Ted McKay has a brain tumour. He is sitting in his study with a gun. He’s about to put it to his head when someone persistently knocks on his door. Justin Lynch has a proposition: instead of leaving his family to deal with the stigma of his suicide, he can die by another’s hand. He must first kill two people who need to die: a murderer (who got off on a technicality) and another prospective suicide; then someone will do the same for him. Perhaps it’s a sign of Ted’s desperation: he finds himself agreeing; he does as he is asked. Really? This tale seems to be full of holes. Ah, but wait. Read on. It soon becomes apparent that Ted’s narrative is rather unreliable. Is his perspective affected by his brain tumour? Is Lynch for real? Does the second victim actually want to die? Axat has cleverly crafted a fast-paced psychological thriller that does not go where expected. Nothing and no-one is what they first seem. Each time the reader believes he has solved a puzzle, the story turns. There are so many twists the reader’s head will spin: lawsuits for whiplash injury should be anticipated.Axat’s novel features a myriad of topics, none of which can be revealed without being a plot-spoiler. Flawlessly translated from Spanish by David Frye, this is a brilliant page-turner.

  • Entre mis libros y yo
    2019-02-03 22:02

    Brutal. Un novelón. Hace tiempo que no leía nada igual. Mi reseña completa en http://entremislibrosyo.blogspot.com....

  • Louise Wilson
    2019-01-26 14:20

    Ted McKay had it all, a beautiful wife, two lovely daughters and a high paid job. He has just been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.A stranger makes him a proposition. Kill two deserving people before you die. The first target will be a criminal, the second will also have terminal cancer. After Ted has killed his next two targets Ted will become the next persons target.I loved this book. With its well written and thought out plot and a different style to most. This is another storyline I got hooked into very quickly.I would like to thank NetGalley, Text Publishing and the author Federico Axat for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Thomas
    2019-02-06 14:11

    Βαθμολογία: ★★★★Η «Τελευταία έξοδος» είναι ένα πολύ δυνατό ψυχολογικό θρίλερ, από αυτά που αλλού ξεκινούν και αλλού καταλήγουν, με μπόλικες ανατροπές στην πορεία που σε καθηλώνουν. Οι χαρακτήρες είχαν φυσικά τα ελαττώματά τους, αλλά το συγχωρώ, γιατί ήταν απαραίτητο για το μυστήριο να μη γνωρίζουμε εξ αρχής ποιος είναι αθώος και ποιος ένοχος. Η πλοκή μου φάνηκε πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα και η εξέλιξή της με κάλυψε. Αυτό που βρήκα περιττό είναι ένας Αργεντινός συγγραφέας να γράφει τόσο «αμερικάνικα» και ειδικά να τοποθετεί την πλοκή του στην Αμερική, κάτι που προφανώς έγινε για εμπορικούς λόγους και είχε αποτέλεσμα. Θα προτιμούσα να διαδραματιζόταν στην Αργεντινή.

  • Carlos
    2019-01-25 21:12

    It's been a while since I been so encaptured by a fiction novel as I was with this one . To be honest there were moments when I was like WTF did I just read? ... but the more I read on the more twists I was finding and the more it made me feel unsure as to what the ending would be . I had no idea what the e ding would be until the last 10 pages and for a seasoned reader that is very unexpected. The story is unique and complex , it moves in different levels and it keeps you in edge every page .... highly recommend it to anyone with a love for thrillers and crime novels .

  • Carrie
    2019-02-20 21:29

    When Ted McKay finds out that he has a brain tumor he decides to take matters into his own hands and end things his own way. With meticulous planning Ted comes to the day that he finds himself alone in his study with his wife and children far away so he is determined to end his own life but just as soon as he begins there is a knock at the door. Answering the door Ted is faced with an offer to join a suicide circle, he must kill one man that is a criminal and another that is in the same situation as Ted. The offer makes sense as it would be easier on his family to think him the victim of a crime but can Ted actually take others lives?Kill the Next One is one of those books that while it sounded really interesting the story took a turn that just wasn't a direction that I'm a huge fan of reading. Hopefully without giving away too much of a spoiler I'll just say that this would be a thriller that while you think you are reading and following along with the story the events keep being reset on you. I can see some people loving the way this one is written and the idea behind the story but unfortunately I'm just not one that did. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.wordpress....

  • Chrissa Vasileiou
    2019-01-25 18:16

    Η άποψή μου για το βιβλίο στο site "Book City": Τελευταία έξοδος

  • Eirini Proikaki
    2019-01-29 21:30

    Το ξεκίνησα χθες το βράδυ και μόλις το τελείωσα.Αυτό δεν ήταν βιβλίο,roller coaster ήτανε!Αλλιώς ξεκινάει ,σε ανεβάζει,σε κατεβάζει,αλλού στρίβει ,αλλού πας ,ζαλίζεσαι αλλά συνεχίζεις.Θες να δεις που θα καταλήξει,κάνεις υποθέσεις και καθε φορά που νομίζεις οτι ξέρεις τι συμβαίνει ο συγγραφέας σου κλείνει πονηρά και ελαφρώς ειρωνικά το μάτι και σου λέει "αμ δε!".Τι είναι αλήθεια ,τι είναι ψέμα,τι είναι όνειρο και τι πραγματικότητα τελοσπάντων;Διασκεδαστικό,αγωνιώδες,γρήγορο,ανατρεπτικό,ωραία γραφή αλλά τα έχει τα ελαττωματάκια του:χαρακτήρες χωρίς ιδιαίτερο βάθος,αφήνει κάποια πράγματα να αιωρούνται στο τέλος,η πλοκή έχει τις τρυπούλες της και αν το διάβαζα πιο ήρεμα ίσως να μου ξίνιζαν κι άλλα αλλά γιατί να το κάνω;Α,έχει και μια σκηνη με τον βασανισμό μιας γάτας (why?) την οποία πήδηξα και θα προτιμούσα να έλειπε.Κατα τ'άλλα δεν έχει ιδιαιτερα σκληρες κι ανατριχιαστικές σκηνές,περισσότερο στηριζεται στο μυστήριο και στην περιέργεια που σου προκαλεί η όλη κατάσταση.Θες οπωσδήποτε να μάθεις τι συμβαίνει!Το προτείνω για μια δόση αδρεναλίνης.Kαλοκαιράκι έρχεται,είναι οτι πρέπει για την ξαπλώστρα.

  • Nancy Oakes
    2019-02-01 21:31

    As soon as I turned the last page of this novel I had to question (once again) the publisher's decision to a) change the title and b) come up with a dustjacket blurb that hardly matches what goes in in this book, because when all is said and done, the original Spanish title is much more reflective of the nature of what happens here and the blurb points people in a sort of misleading direction. I'm not surprised that so many readers were frustrated with this book, since they were expecting one thing and got something completely different. I bought this one based on the fact that it's a crime novel from Argentina more than for any other reason since I enjoy translated crime, especially from authors I've never read before.Let's get back to that blurb, referring to the main character of the story, Ted McKay, who as the novel opens, is on the edge of shooting himself in the head to end it all. He's at home, locked into his own study; his wife Holly is away on vacation with their two daughters, and he's even been thoughtful enough to leave a note telling Holly where he's left the key to the study and not to let the kids in after she opens the door. As he works up the courage to shoot himself, a "barrage of shouts and banging" at the door draw his attention, and he knows that "he'd have no choice but to see what it was all about." He opens it to find a man he doesn't know standing there, but strangely, the man, who gives his name as Justin Lynch, who somehow knows Ted's name. Ted slams the door closed once again, but Lynch is persistent and through the door reveals to Ted that he knows what he's about to do with the gun, and if Ted would open the door, he promises not to try to stop him. After a bit of time, Lynch comes right to the point and (quoting the blurb)"...makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer, who, like Ted, wants to die."The tradeoff for Ted is that "after executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain." It's an idea that Ted doesn't necessarily dismiss and he even goes as far to work out a plan but, of course, things don't exactly work out as Ted (or we) expected, diverging in a very, very big way. That bit of plot will come back much later, but in a hugely different way that allowed for an "aha" moment by the time I got there. I can't really go into too much detail here because saying pretty much anything would constitute a major spoiler and ruin the reading experience, but the point is that while we actively start with the blurb's premise in mind, it turns out that that's not really the story at all. Kill the Next One messed with my head for quite a while, because it is one of those stories where things seem to make sense and yet they don't if you are reading carefully; things tend to move and change quickly here making it even more of a head scratcher as time goes on. Even as things start to become a little clearer, it's like being in a gradually-lifting fog where you can sort of make out shapes but you know that your vision is still a bit distorted; it isn't until the very end that everything comes into focus. The enigmatic on the whole appeals to me; the book is like one giant puzzle where pieces are gradually filled in but there is still a lot of space on the table before the full picture emerges. It's neither a great nor perfect book by any means with character issues that crop up, lengthy, sometimes over-the-top scenes that could have been pared down quite a bit to give the story more punch, and it seems to me that there were still some things that could have been a bit more fleshed out (especially concerning the real story underpinning everything here), but even with its issues, it has a sort of eerieness about it that for me made it a worthwhile, page-flipping, and entertaining read that I had trouble putting down.My advice to potential readers: don't look at reviews that give away the show because as you move away from the expected into deeper, darker territory, you really don't want to know beforehand what's coming at you -- it will totally ruin things. While I've seen it referred to as a thriller, it really moves into that territory only toward the end; before that though, it's much more in the psychological category, but even that may be saying too much about it.

  • Liz Barnsley
    2019-02-12 19:26

    **3.5 stars**Yes well. Kill the Next One was certainly unexpected. But I liked it. Clever. Ok there are some things in here, especially the last bit, that may discombobulate and upset some (and I don't really feel that bit needed to be in there) but overall I found it to be highly addictive.A game of two halves really. Or 2 and a bit halves. Or something. Starting off with an offer, then heading into fairly surreal territory where you may clutch your head a bit then settling into a rather fascinating psychological study/thriller/something like that which will have you twisted every which way. Really enjoyed it. I like the more out there stuff and this one was out there.Written very well to keep you immersed into the story being told, I felt for poor Ted I really did. I mean honestly all the poor guy wanted was to kill himself. Then his whole world tilted sideways. Kill the Next One is the tale of why, when, how and where. And many other things.Difficult to say too much. Its one of those books that you can't really describe that well because it has its own vibe and thing going on. Hence my enjoyment I think.Recommended

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    2019-02-12 15:17

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  • Homer
    2019-01-24 15:18

    To Shutter Island για φτωχούς Γκρεμίζει την καταπληκτική του αρχική ιδέα ήδη από το 1/3 του βιβλίου γιατί καταλαβαίνει όταν δεν μπορεί να την υποστηρίξει. Από εκεί πέρα γίνεται ένας αχταρμάς διαφορετικών Points of Views, καταστρατηγεί βάναυσα τον περίφημο κανόνα "Show, don't tell" με ψυχαναλυτικές αναλύσεις του κώλου, άχρηστα sublots (όπως αυτό του ερωτευμένου ψυχιάτρου), και ένα πισωγύρισμα στο χρόνο για να προσθέσει ένα ακόμη άχρηστο subplot-κλειδί του μυστηρίου στο λαχανιασμένο φινάλε.Ο φτωχός ο Αργεντίνος τοποθετεί την ιστορία του στην Αμερική γιατί προφανώς και γουστάρει ο καημένος Hollywood. Μέχρι και εμπρηστικό φινάλε έχει (γράφει καλά στο σινεμά) και ένα δήθεν plot-twist για φινάλε που από ότι είδα εδώ κανείς δεν αγάπησε και κανείς δεν κατάλαβε. Ανακοίνωσις : I am a sucker for plot twists. Το συγκεκριμένο όμως ήταν τόσο γελοίο, άσε που αφορούσε ένα ζωάκι (ένα οπόσουμ !) που τρύπωνε στην ψύχωση του ήρωα συγχέοντας πραγματικότητα και παραίσθηση. Ακούγεται ωραίο ; Όχι στο χαρτί ήταν απίστευτα γελοίο.

  • Mohikanos
    2019-02-02 16:28

    Η αλήθεια είναι ότι άργησα πολύ να γράψω κριτική γι' αυτό το βιβλίο, οπότε το αρχικό συναίσθημα μετά το τέλος του σίγουρα έχει χαθεί ή μετριαστεί.Σίγουρα πάντως μιλάμε για μεγάλη απογοήτευση!!! Η πλοκή ξεκινάει στο πρώτο μέρος με τη λογική της 'Μέρας της Μαρμότας', σε παίρνει και σε σηκώνει και δεν σε αφήνει να πάρεις ανάσα! Κι εκεί λες, βρήκα την Ιθάκη μου και τρέχεις να συνεχίσεις παρακάτω, να πάρεις λίγη ακόμη από τη δόση σου.Το δεύτερο μέρος συντηρεί το μύθο του πρώτου, γεμίζοντάς σε με ακόμα περισσότερα αναπάντητα ερωτήματα.Στο τρίτο μέρος αρχίζουν λίγο τα πράγματα να μπαίνουν σε σειρά, η ιστορία επανατοποθετείται, δίνονται κάποια επιπλέον στοιχεία και συνεχίζεις να αναρωτιέσαι που το πάει ο συγγραφέας. Ωστόσο, αρχίζεις να διαπιστώνεις ότι κάπου ο συγγραφέας χάνει τον έλεγχο της ιστορίας του.Το τέταρτο μέρος είναι η απόλυτη Βαβέλ! Καταρχάς είναι πολύ μεγαλύτερο σε έκταση από τα προηγούμενα. Επίσης, περιλαμβάνει μια ιστορική αναδρομή που στο μεγαλύτερο μέρος της περιέχει αχρείαστες λεπτομέρειες και σκοπό μάλλον έχει να παραπλανήσει τον αναγνώστη, ωστόσο πετυχαίνει να τον αποσυντονίσει. Παράλληλα, από ένα σημείο και μετά υπάρχει και η παρουσίαση του παρόντος και η σταδιακή λύση του μυστηρίου, η οποία είναι πειστική αλλά κάπου έχει αρχίσει να ατονίζει πλέον το ενδιαφέρον του αναγνώστη.Δεν ξέρω αν το εκφράζω σωστά, αλλά είναι από τα βιβλία που το τελειώνεις και νιώθεις ότι κάτι σου λείπει, ότι κάτι δεν σου κολλάει. Εμένα πάντως μου έμειναν πολλά αναπάντητα ερωτήματα με κυριότερο το ρόλο που παίζει τελικά αυτό το 'οποσουμ'!!! (7/10)

  • Angela Leon
    2019-01-28 14:29

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Anonadada he estado y anonadada me he quedado :) Genial!!!!

  • Nieves Villalón
    2019-02-21 22:09

    Qué locura de libro. Me ha tenido en mi propio laberinto unos cuantos días, y cómo lo he disfrutado...

  • Mientras Leo
    2019-02-22 17:05

    Inteligente y demencial. Difícil de soltarhttp://entremontonesdelibros.blogspot...

  • Maribel
    2019-01-31 15:28

    Thriller psicológico muy adictivo, bien escrito y desarrollado. Te mantiene enganchada prácticamente todo el libro. Me ha gustado mucho. Entre 4'5 / 5 estrellas.

  • Natàlia
    2019-02-04 16:32

    Brutal !! :Ohttp://perdida-entrelibross.blogspot....

  • Chema
    2019-01-30 18:28

    ¡BRUTAL! Creo que es la palabra que puede definir a este pedazo de thriller psicológico.

  • Alex
    2019-01-26 21:04

    "Pero siempre hay una parte de ti que es responsable; responsable de no haber detenido a la otra parte. Porque una parte de ti lo sabe. Lo sabe todo."

  • Text Publishing
    2019-01-26 20:13

    The number of twists that Axat brings to this brilliant force of a thriller almost exceeds the number of pages. I had never heard of a suicide daisy-chain before but an incarnation goes something like this: Ted is about to end his life before suddenly being interrupted by the stranger, Justin Lynch. Lynch’s tempting offer is to hold off on suicide and instead kill two criminals that have outrun justice. Ted’s reward? Lynch will arrange for him to be cleanly killed — a kinder ending for Ted's wife Holly and their two daughters.Only nothing is as it seems, not even Ted, and in five parts we’re propelled through a nightmarish ride that won’t seem to end. I was kept guessing until the very last sentence and thinking about this novel long after I had turned the final page. KILL THE NEXT ONE is the best psychological thriller I’ve read all year.‘Nightmare imagery, mind-bending plot twists, and a kaleidoscopic storytelling style lend Axat’s tale a vertiginous air, but at the core of this literary fever dream lies an elegantly crafted and emotionally resonant mystery that astonishes, devastates, and satisfies in equal measure.’Publishers Weekly‘An absorbing psychological thriller, perfectly measured and balanced. The nerve-racked reader cannot help but keep turning pages, lost in Axat’s labyrinthine twists.’ABC (Spain)‘A psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems…and where pieces are moved as in a game of chess.’El Mundo‘Take some drops of Hitchcock, the boldness of Jules Verne, the tricks of The Mystery of the Yellow Room, some Stephen King characters, the atmosphere of Shutter Island, Christopher Nolan’s film scripts, The Game, some episodes of Lost…and you won’t be able to put it down…[Kill the Next One] is a gripping, fast-paced read. A big Hollywood producer is already working on the film.’La Vanguardia‘With more twists than a double helix, Kill the Next One is a relentlessly-paced, unputdownable psychological thriller. It zigs one way, then zags another, providing the kind of stomach-clenching, unsettling suspense readers associate with Lauren Beukes and Stephen King…Expertly paced and plotted, and extremely visceral, with bucket-loads of surprises and genuine chills, it’s sure to be one of the most-talked about thrillers of the year. Let’s hope Kill the Next One isn’t Axat’s only book to receive an English translation. He’s a writer to watch, and this book is one to savour.’Simon McDonald‘Axat harnesses that uncertainty to build suspense and creates an intriguing, mind-bending thriller in the vein of Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island.’Booklist‘Made up of four parts, as Kill the Next One moves from one section to the next, it pulls from beneath you any presumption you might have about where its story was headed.’Bookbag‘Section after section ends with a smashing revelation that what we thought we knew was at best only part of the truth, and at worst just wrong…a clever and elaborate reconstruction of the life of a man warped into an alibi for others’Shots Magazine‘Excellent thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Expect it to end up being a different story to one you expect though...I've been after a good thriller and this certainly fit the bill!’Chris Bertenshaw, lovereading.co.uk‘This is going to be one of those books that you just have to read. Move over Gone Girl and Girl On The Train.’Humaira, lovereading.co.uk‘I think this is a great psychological thriller in which you often have no idea what is coming next. It’s very readable and enjoyable. I would recommend it.’Susan Wallace, lovereading.co.uk‘A perfectly paced thriller. Just when you think you are working it out the roller coaster takes off in another nightmarish direction.’Neil Beattie, lovereading.co.uk‘Not your typical thriller...A well written, perfectly put together thriller. Not what I expected but better than I anticipated which is always the best possible result.’Laura Gardner, lovereading.co.uk‘An audacious, immersive psychological thriller in which nothing is what it seems.’Tangled Web‘Axat’s work is reminiscent of Umberto Eco at his best, though with a morbid underbelly that is entirely its own…Kill the Next One marks the arrival of an astonishing new author on the world stage.’Big Issue‘The brilliant plot keeps you turning the pages.’Listener‘Taut, convincing…An atmospheric thriller enhanced by hints that something odd was going on.’Blue Book Balloon‘This psychological thriller is like a serpent eating its tail, weaving a web of questions, thrills, contradicting itself, reinventing itself…A dizzying maelstrom of false identities, deception on every level, psychiatric complications worthy of Hitchcock ensue by the bucket load and will leave the reader dizzy, guessing over and over until the end. A stomach-churning achievement.’Lovereading‘A twisty turny psychological thriller…Axat successfully shifts tonally from moral thriller to psychological investigation to a more conventional thriller as the pieces start to fall into place and the broader picture coalesces…Very hard to put down.’PS News‘Scarcely anybody has ever succeeded in a balancing act on the tightrope between mania and identity with such a pace.’Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung‘A mind bending thriller full of surprising twists. A real nightmare in the very best sense!’3sat Kulturzeit‘A dizzying feverish dream, in which no one is to be trusted…impossible to put down, and even the final twist is brilliant.’NDR‘A phenomenal and philosophical thriller…a masterpiece in terms of plotting…a brilliant book.’Peter Henning

  • Ana M.
    2019-02-14 16:17

    Un thriller psicológico imperdible para todos los amantes del género. Una trama que te engaña, juega contigo y tira por tierra todas las teorías que puedas ir haciendo desde el principio para dejarte asombrado e impactado cuando descubres la verdad detrás de la historia de Ted. Un libro muy adictivo que me ha dejado bastante sorprendida.

  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    2019-02-07 17:29

    Το "Τελευταία έξοδος" είναι το τρίτο κατά σειρά μυθιστόρημα με την υπογραφή του Federico Axat, ο οποίος έχει χαρακτηριστεί από πολλούς ως ο Stephen King της Αργεντινής, και το πρώτο του βιβλίου που κυκλοφορεί μεταφρασμένο στη χώρα μας από τις εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο. Μια επιλογή που ταιριάζει πολύ στο ύφος και στην ταυτότητα του εκδοτικού και το οποίο, οφείλουμε να ομολογήσουμε, πως μέχρι στιγμής έχει πλασαριστεί υπερβολικά έξυπνα, ιντριγκάροντάς μας και οδηγώντας τις προσδοκίες μας στα ύψη. Η αλήθεια είναι πως ξεκίνησα να διαβάζω το βιβλίο με πολύ θετική διάθεση, η οποία κάποιες στιγμές σαν να σκόνταφτε σ' αυτήν την παράξενη και ανώμαλη διαδρομή, όμως, στο τέλος, κατάφερε να κερδίσει τις εντυπώσεις μου και είμαι σίγουρη πως αυτό θα συμβεί και με τις εντυπώσεις όσων επιλέξουν να του δώσουν μία ευκαιρία.Ο Τεντ Μακέι, λοιπόν, είναι ένα εκατομμυριούχος που έχει, θεωρητικά, μια τέλεια ζωή, μα και μια τέλεια οικογένεια. Θα μπορούσε να ισχυριστεί κανείς πως δεν θα υπήρχε κάτι άλλο να ζητήσει, αν ο Τεντ δεν είχε όγκο στο κεφάλι, κάτι που δεν μπορεί ν' αντέξει και που τον οδηγεί στην απόφαση να δώσει τέλος στη ζωή του. Λίγο, όμως, πριν να τραβήξει την σκανδάλη, ο Τεντ "σώζεται" από τον επίμονο χτύπο του κουδουνιού της πόρτας του, αλλά κι από ένα σημείωμα τα γράμματα του οποίου αναγνωρίζει ως δικά του, αλλά που δεν θυμάται ο ίδιος να έχει γράψει. Και κάπου εκεί εμφανίζεται στη ζωή του ένας άντρας που έχει να του κάνει μια τρελή, αλλά εξίσου εντυπωσιακή πρόταση. Ο Τεντ δεν χρειάζεται να αυτοκτονήσει, αφήνοντας την οικογένειά του να καθαρίσει το χάος που θ' αφήσει πίσω του, αλλά μπορεί ν' αναλάβει κάποιος άλλος να τον σκοτώσει, αρκεί να κάνει δύο φόνους ο ίδιος. Πρέπει να σκοτώσει έναν δολοφόνο, αλλά και κάποιον άλλον που θέλει ν' αυτοκτονήσει. Και χωρίς να το πολυσκεφτεί, ο Τέντ δέχεται, κι εκεί είναι που ξεκινάει ένα γαϊτανάκι μυστηρίου και προσωπικών συγκρούσεων.Ο ρυθμός της αφήγησης είναι αρκετά γρήγορος, αλλά σύντομα διαπιστώνουμε πως σε αυτήν υπάρχουν κάποια κενά. Σ' ένα πρώτο επίπεδο, και με μια πρώτη ανάγνωση, τα κενά αυτά μάς ενοχλούν ως αναγνώστες, όμως σύντομα αντιλαμβανόμαστε πως αυτά υπάρχουν, όχι επειδή ο συγγραφέας δεν μπορεί να χειριστεί καλά την πλοκή του, αλλά επειδή ο ίδιος έχει επιλέξει να βρίσκονται αυτά εκεί. Ο Axat, πολύ έξυπνα, παίζει με το μυαλό μας, προσπαθώντας να μας βάλει μέσα στο μυαλό του Τεντ που πολλές φορές μοιάζει να βρίσκεται σε σύγχυση, σαν να μην μπορεί να έχει ξεκάθαρη εικόνα της πραγματικότητας, του τι είναι αληθινό και τι όχι. Άραγε, όλα όσα βλέπει και πιστεύει ο Τεντ συμβαίνουν στην πραγματικότητα, ή πρόκειται για ένα άρρωστο παιχνίδι που παίζει το μυαλό του, που εξαιτίας της αρρώστιάς του διαστρεβλώνει την πραγματικότητα; Πολλά τα ερωτήματα, εξίσου πολλές και οι απαντήσεις, όμως πάνω που νομίζουμε πως τις έχουμε βρει κάτι συμβαίνει να ανατρέπονται όλες μας οι θεωρίες, κάνοντάς μας να αμφιβάλλουμε ακόμα και για τον εαυτό μας. Πιθανότατα, ξεκινώντας κάποιος να διαβάζει την "Τελευταία έξοδο", να περίμενε ένα ακόμα αστυνομικό θρίλερ, όμως στην πραγματικότητα έχουμε να κάνουμε με ένα καθαρόαιμο και πηγαίο ψυχολογικό θρίλερ το οποίο ακολουθεί μια ξέφρενη πορεία καταλήγοντας σε έναν προορισμό πολύ διαφορετικό απ' αυτόν που ίσως να περιμέναμε. Είναι ένα από τα βιβλία εκείνα που με μία λέξη θ' αποκαλούσαμε εθιστικό, και αυτό γιατί καταφέρνει να αιχμαλωτίσει το μυαλό μας και να παίξει παιχνίδια μαζί του, και όλο αυτό επειδή ερχόμαστε αντιμέτωποι με μία κατάσταση που θα μπορούσε μέσα στον παραλογισμό της να είναι ρεαλιστική και που, όμως, την ίδια στιγμή, αφήνει αιχμές πως είναι απόλυτα αναξιόπιστη στην πραγματικότητα. Άρα, ο κλήρος της απόφασης πέφτει σε εμάς, και το ρίσκο που φέρει το αποτέλεσμα βαραίνει τις δικές μας πλάτες. Και όπως ο Τεντ καλείται να πάρει αποφάσεις, έτσι καλούμαστε κι εμείς και αυτό γιατί μπαίνει μπροστά η ηθική και το τι μπορεί αυτή να σημαίνει και πως μπορεί να ερμηνευτεί.Αρκετά σουρεαλιστικό, μα καθόλα καθηλωτικό, το "Τελευταία έξοδος" είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα που ξεφεύγει κατά πολύ από τα κλισέ του είδους που ανήκει, και που αν κανείς διαβάσει με την απαραίτητη προσοχή, θα μπορέσει να εντοπίσει όλες εκείνες τις μικρές λεπτομέρειες που το κάνουν να ξεχωρίζει και να έχει τη δική του ταυτότητα. Έντονος, γρήγορος, καταιγιστικός ρυθμός, με μια πλοκή που μοιάζει να μπάζει από παντού και που, όμως, ακριβώς εκεί βρίσκεται η μαγεία και η γοητεία της, αφού η τεχνική αυτή αποδεικνύεται ευφυέστατη και επιτυγχάνει την στρέβλωση της αλήθειας των εκάστοτε γεγονότων που οδηγούν σε αποφάσεις από τις οποίες ίσως και να μην υπάρχει επιστροφή. Ένα ψυχολογικό θρίλερ του οποίου ο συγγραφέας είναι εμφανές πως έχει μπει στη διαδικασία βαθιάς ψυχολογικής μελέτης και ανάλυσης, τα δεδομένα της οποίας παρουσιάζει μέσα από ένα μη αναμενόμενο πρίσμα, που αποδεικνύεται συναρπαστικό και απολαυστικό συνάμα.

  • Maria Altiki
    2019-02-10 14:21

    Είχα μεγάλες προσδοκίες για το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο, νομίζω ότι ο συγγραφέας είχε μια πολύ έξυπνη ιδέα για τον σκελετό του μυθιστορήματος του. Λαβύρινθοι, μυστήριο, ανατροπές, ένας πρωταγωνιστής με αμνησία που με την βοήθεια της ψυχιάτρου του καταφέρνει σιγά σιγά να ανακαλύψει το φριχτό του παρελθόν, κομμάτι το κομμάτι, το παζλ συμπληρώνεται και διαβάζοντας συνεχώς αναρρωτιέσαι μα που το πάει επιτέλους; Περιμένεις το λιγότερο να έχει ένα εκπληκτικό φινάλε για όλο αυτό το μπέρδεμα. Κι όμως το τέλος είναι τόσο κατατονικό που μπορώ να πω πως δυσανασχέτησα έντονα. Θα το διασκέδαζα αφάνταστα να έστελνα δωράκι ένα οπόσουμ στον συγγραφέα!