The Perk by Mark Gimenez

The Perk

byMark Gimenez

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2011

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A grieving widower gets caught up in the politics of his Texas hometown when he returns to make peace with his father.

THE PERK was selected for BOOKS TO DIE FOR: THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY WRITERS ON THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY NOVELS, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke.

Best-seller lists:

No. 6, Ireland
No. 11, Australia
No. 17, UK

Editorial Reviews:

"Remember when John Grisham exploded on to the courtroom drama market with novels of breathtaking brilliance? Lightning just struck twice." - The Daily Record (Scotland)

"Gimenez returns to the complex legal thrillers where he seems to be at his best. The Perk has mystery, humour and history along with well-drawn characters that the reader will actually care about. As is often the case in legal thrillers, there is a mix of those characters that take the moral high ground and those who seem just out for their own good. Unusually, there are also a few comic and slightly caricatured figures here as well—but they all fit well together in the plot. Together with great characters and a strong plot there is also lots of interesting historical information. The ending may not be what is expected but it is all the better for it and proves to be a good finish to an excellent book. As ever, Gimenez is highly recommended, impossible to put down and definitely not to be missed." - CrimeSquad.com (UK)

"Just as well I started The Perk on the weekend, as I couldn't put down this book. . . . This one's a cracker—neatly woven subplots, a taut thriller and a wonderfully current statement on American popular culture. And yes, Gimenez may possibly be the next Grisham." - Kerre's Book Reviews (UK)

“Gimenez fills the John Grisham hole in the legal-thriller genre so well there may be no room left for Grisham.” – The Sunday Times (Perth)

"Gimenez's novels are gripping, intense thrillers. Guaranteed to keep you up well into the night, The Perk is an exceptionally well crafted novel, populated by a cast of characters that are realistically-drawn and appealing. As always, thought-provoking, intelligent, and addictive. Highly recommended." - Civilian-Reader (UK)

Top Ten of 2008—"We read lots of thrillers and they can tend to merge into one another. The Perk stood out by a mile as an excellent example of the genre and a stunning, well told tale in its own right. Gimenez' stature continues to grow." - CrimeSquad.com (UK)

Title:The PerkFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Navarchus Press LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0983987513

ISBN - 13:9780983987512

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Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring Didnt bother finishing it Only the first chapter was good The story is bad and so is the stoytelling
Date published: 2015-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gimenez tells a story of hope, facing adversity, heroics and ethics. A very quick read. Loved this book.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Best book I have read in some time! Story was sad, hertwarming and full of intrigue. Keep them coming!
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Perk Excellent thriller. For me, a big too descriptive in places. A play by play of a football games does nothing for me except to make me skip over it. I like the twists and turns of the story. Keeps you guessing. I was rooting for the Judge in a no win situation.
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Perk Slow start for me, but once I got into it a bit, I couldnt put the book down. It became the page turner I always look for in a book.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good title, doesn't give away the story Enjoyed the book, the ending was great. I have just started reading Mark Gimenez's books and have found them really enjoyable
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad An easy enjoyable read. Great characters. But unfortunately a very weak ending with a few loose ends.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great likeable charcters and good pace made for a fast yet entertaining read. i will read another by Gimenez for sure
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great writing characters and story line First time reading Gimenez and really enjoyed it and looking for more keep up the great writing the comparison to Grisham is realistic
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The perk Not too bad but less lengthy descriptions and more action would have improved it. Quite slow in places.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learning, living, and balancing life. The book starts with an event many years past. Personal, family, and community history are explored. A final awakening ... you can't help but root for the judge.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of twists I enjoyed this book, in particular how the author kept adding layer after layer of evidence peaking my interest until the end,. Good read,.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perk I found this book to be a bit too descriptive on landscape, geography, etc. Almost as though he needed filler.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perky! It caught me in the first chapter and never let me go. Great writing, great story, great characters. The only thing wrong with this book, is that it ended.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Perk A really good, emotionally rewarding story balanced well with strong edgy elements. I will now look for others by the same author.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perk A nail bitter for sure. Couldn't put it down. The dialogue was so real which made the characters also real. I felt like I was living in the book while I was reading it. Will have to find the rest of his books.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Reminds me of the tv show reckless As much a story about the judge coming to term with the past and redefining his futre as it is a legal thriller. Reminds me a lot of Reckless, the tv show in that you have small town prejudices contrasted with a northern big city lawyer. Not a true thriller or court room suspense novel. OK but not brilliant in terms of plot, theme or wriiting. More of a feel good novel where the morally responsible lawyer finds quasi justice.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reminds me of the tv show reckless Just loved this book, suspense and an unexpected dénouement. Quick paced and well researched. Giminez holds his own in the mystery and suspense department. I have now read all his books and could not put them down.
Date published: 2013-12-03