Even though e-books are increasing in popularity, many people still prefer a printed book. Paperback sales seem to be holding pretty steady, while hardcover sales have slowed in general. The top paperback books on the NYT Best Sellers list this week are:
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
2. NINE DRAGONS, by Michael Connelly
3. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson
4. CHARLIE ST. CLOUD, by Ben Sherwood
5. SMASH CUT, by Sandra Brown
New to the top of the list this week is Smash Cut by Sandra Brown. Here is the publisher's synopsis - This thrilling new novel is full of jarring, cinematic twists and breathless suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. When millionaire Paul Wheeler is murdered, his family retains renowned lawyer Derek Mitchell to defend the victim's nephew Creighton-- although the police have not charged the young man with the crime. Wheeler's mistress, Julie Rutledge, who is also a suspect, believes that Creighton is the killer, despite his rock-solid alibi, and she'll do almost anything in her quest to prove his guilt--even ruin Derek's career. But the more Derek learns of Creighton's darker side, especially his bizarre fascination with movie murders, the more he comes to believe Julie is right. The clock ticks down to a shocking ending as Derek and Julie join forces to find the truth. Has Creighton begun reenacting cinema's goriest scenes? And who will be his unwilling costars? They won't know until the final "SMASH CUT."
It certainly sounds like a good book. Years ago I read The Switch by Sandra Brown. That book was such a suspenseful page-turner, I still remember the story to this day. Sandra Brown is an excellent writer and it is nice to see her back on the top of the best sellers list. Smash Cut is on sale at The Quality Corner for $8.99.