Thriller Thursday Bonus: THE WHITES

The secret about THE WHITES‘ Harry Brandt is out—he’s Richard Price, aka the most incredible writer of realistic NYC-based cop novels. And it’s no secret that THE WHITES is freakin’ AMAZING!

It’s a USA Today “New & Noteworthy” pick, a Publishers Weekly Book of the Week (2/16/15), and one of Kirkus Reviews‘ New Books You Shouldn’t Miss. The New York Times is in love with THE WHITES, and rave reviews continue to roll in:

“No one has a better ear for street language than he (er, Richard Price) does, and no one these days writes with more kinetic energy or more hard-boiled verve. His high-impact prose is the perfect tool for excavating the grisly horrors of urban life…a gripping police procedural and an affecting study in character and fate.” — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

This book literally interrupted my professional and personal life. Once in, I had to stay in and stick with it to the end… This book [is] as unstoppable as a train coming through a tunnel…” — New York Times Book Review, cover review by Michael Connelly

“I believe that Price’s talent has lifted him beyond genre and made him simply one of the finest American novelists, period.” Washington Post

A maze of a novel that alternates between scenes of intense introspection and scenes driven by dialogue… It is not, finally, a novel of clearly delineated solutions but a novel of conscience, fraught with ambivalence and ambiguity.” The New Yorker, lead review by Joyce Carol Oates

Check out feature interviews: NPR’s “Fresh Air,” The New York Times, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Grantland, and Interview.com.

Additional praise for THE WHITES:

Price is one whale of a storyteller by any name, as evinced by the debut of his new brand—okay, Brandt—a gripping, gritty, Greek tragedy of cops, killers, and the sometimes-blurry line between them… [Price] skillfully manipulates these multiple story lines for peak suspense, as his arresting characters careen toward a devastating final reckoning.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

This is going to be a strong contender for best crime novel of 2015… With one-of-a-kind characters and settings so real you can smell them, [Price] plunges us into the chaos of domestic life, the true agony of a parent’s grief, the cost of secrets kept and revealed. He does it all with indelible phrasing that captures both the black humor of the on-the-job cop and the give-and-take of longtime married couples. While the finely tuned story engine accelerates, it’s supercharged with complication.”
Booklist, starred review

“[A] steely-jawed, carefully constructed procedural. Few crime novelists are as good at taut storytelling as Richard Price… In the wake of rage and sorrow, ordinary people respond by going crazy and screwing up. In this far-from-ordinary novel, Price/Brandt explores the hows and whys. Fasten your seat belt.”
Kirkus Reviews

Available now from Henry Holt & Co.

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