The Perk

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 83148092883833298
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers     Publisher:
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4.5
107 Ratings

The Perk Book Summary

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)



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The Perk - Mark Gimenez Reviews

  • So Good!

    By Frisco Grandma
    5
    This book was so good! I had to force myself to put it down when I had something I had to do! Start to finish, it kept me hooked! Made me feel like I knew the characters. Could hardly wait to find out what was going to happen to them next! Loved it!
  • The Perk

    By Etwi
    5
    This is the 5th of Mark's books I have read and, so far, it has been the best. As a native Texan, his characters here are authentic folks reflected in people I have known personally. Great read start to finish.
  • good story

    By eleanor p.c.
    4
    just needs a good editor to be top notch! surprising twists.
  • The Perk

    By Jeangirlk
    5
    The characterization is excellent. Hated to finish the book because the characters felt like old friends. An interesting, quick read with lots of unexpected twists.
  • The Perk

    By Ann Morgan
    5
    Well written. Entertaining and held my attention. I couldn't put it down
  • Good book but not one of his best

    By Caro-dream
    3
    I really enjoy this writer but this book was missing something. It took me a while to go into it.

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