The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen

The Price You Pay

In this audacious, lightning-paced thriller, a smart-mouthed, white-collar drug dealer—a hilariously irreverent anti-hero—seeks revenge when an unknown enemy takes out a contract on him.All is good in the life of Jack Price. His drug operation is the Amazon of cocaine trafficking, and no one can breach his complex security system. But then: his downstairs neighbor is professionally executed. That the murder is a sign for Jack becomes perfectl...


Details The Price You Pay

TitleThe Price You Pay
ISBN9781524733377
Author
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherKnopf Publishing Group
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews The Price You Pay

  • Faith
    1970-01-01
    If profanity bothers you, this is not the book for you. It's also likely that the book's loose, gonzo style will turn some readers off, but I thought this book was hilarious. Jack Price has a voice you don't hear everyday. He's a cocaine entrepreneur in an unnamed American city. His elderly neighbor Didi is murdered and he asks too many questions about it. "Someone is dead in my building. Someone is dead in my building right under my apartment. S...
  • Liz Barnsley
    1970-01-01
    Not your Grandma’s crime novelist. I have no clue who hides behind the pseudonym of Adrian Truhen but whoever it is buy that writer a drink or several because my weekend was just stolen by their creation, the indomitable Jack Price.This book is cracking. From the opening to the closing it is brilliantly witty, indelibly violently funny and I don’t think I’ve inappropriately giggled and indeed laughed out loud at so many twisted, dark and ho...
  • Krista
    1970-01-01
    Crazy Jack Price.There's a line I've always joked about in my head. Standing on top of a bar with a broken bottle like fucking old skool is what:MY NAME'S JACK. YOU DO WHAT I SAY, OR I'M THE PRICE YOU PAY! I have noted before that I have a special affinity for transgressive crime fiction; in particular, books with philosophising sociopaths for main characters – Alex in A Clockwork Orange, Tyler Durden in Fight Club, everyone around Renton in Tr...
  • jules.bookshelves
    1970-01-01
    Absolut empfehlenswertes Buch!Wir haben hier einen Drogendealer, Jack Price, dessen Nachbarin scheinbar grundlos ermordet wird. Schnell erkennt Price, dass es um mehr geht. Das Killerkommando „Seven Demons“ ist auf ihn angesetzt. Und so nimmt die Story auf einmal ganz andere Ausmaße an.Das Buch ist in der Ich-Perspektive geschrieben, wörtliche Rede erscheint im gesamten Buch ohne ein einziges Anführungsszeichen. Das macht das Lesen anfangs...
  • Inigomontoya
    1970-01-01
    Jack Price isn't your average anti-hero. He's a drug dealer, sure, but very white collar. In fact, he has his own little empire, complete with his own brand of cocaine. It's next to impossible for the police to trace any crimes to him, so he lives a relatively peaceful life running his...business. Until his neighbor, an elderly woman named Didi, is murdered. Naturally, Jack being Jack, he asks too many questions and earns himself a beating. When ...
  • Schurkenblog
    1970-01-01
    Tja, es gibt so Bücher, die werden überall gelobt. Nur hier bei mir nicht. Mich hat "Fuck you very much" sehr enttäuscht, vielleicht auch, weil die Erwartungen aufgrund der tollen Aufmachung zu hoch angesetzt waren.Jack Price ist ein New Yorker Drogendealer. Als die Frau unter seinem Stockwerk getötet wird, stellt er Fragen. Blöd gelaufen für Price, denn nun gerät er ins Visier der Seven Demons und die sind Auftragskiller und Price ihr Zie...
  • R
    1970-01-01
    I read this all night and finished it this morning. What a violent but witty funny ride. The writing style is unique and if it doesnt grab you by the first 30 pages I'd probably put it down. It can be quite weird at times. The humour is amazing, I haven't laughed like that for a long time. Some of the action scenes are super violent. Ears being bitten off, heads exploding through fruit!! Sometimes the pacing didnt take off and I think that held i...
  • Kendall Grey
    1970-01-01
    John Wick walks into Shits & Shingles Gentlemen's Club and sidles up to Quentin Tarantino, who’s sucking down Golden Grain by the beer stein at the diesel-and-snot-crusted bar. They fuck each other all the hell up, without lube, taking turns bending each other over stools, throwing down on the whisky-and-piss soaked floor, against the bullet-ridden walls, breaking window panes with their cocks, taking glass splinters up their asses and slapping...
  • Kelsie
    1970-01-01
    I could not get into this book. I almost didn’t finish it, which is not something that I do. There was some humor, but I just couldn’t get past the author’s writing style. Thought I was going to enjoy this one, unfortunately I was wrong. I was chosen to read an advance copy of this book as part of Penguin's First to Read program. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
  • Dani
    1970-01-01
    Insane but really entertaining
  • Adam
    1970-01-01
    Reading this novel was truly an experience. The protagonist of The Price You Pay has a voice like no character I can think of other than really Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. But while that novel had a tendency to get bogged down in minutiae, this novel is completely propulsive and engrossing.Some readers I'm sure will wince at some of the violence, pitch black humor, and "rooting" for a drug-dealing sociopath, but for me it all worked per...
  • Travis Fortney
    1970-01-01
    This was great. Very voicy and took a while to get into, but once it gets rolling there's a nice grown-up-coke-dealing-psycho-killer-assassin Catcher in the Rye thing going, mixed with a bit of Elmore Leonard and a dash of Carl Hiaasen. All good things, and a propulsive if dirty-feeling plot. Four stars because by the end it all feels less fresh and gets too talky to be fully satisfying.
  • Melisende d'Outremer
    1970-01-01
    " ... I guess everyone's the morally conflicted hero of their own narrative am I right? .."Jack Price is a cocaine dealer, targetted by an international syndicate of killers - the Seven Demons - and Jack's out for revenge - that's "... the price you pay ...".The story is sassy, descriptive, mouthy, fast paced, punchy. Jack Price is a thoroughly despicable character - self- involved, egotistical, sociopathic, infallable, sardonic; creative and ent...
  • Kati
    1970-01-01
    https://klearsreviews.blogspot.com/20...I received this book for review. Once I got past all of the "I" statements it was a pretty great book. When your creative writing teachers drill that into your head to not start your stories out like that it kind of really shows up when reading other people's work. It was a little hard for me to get past I won't lie. The summary of the book is obviously what made me decide to review it. It kind of sounded a...
  • Stacie
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Penguin's First to Read Program for the advanced read.WTF! What did I just read. The writing is how I would imagine reading a mind would be like. All over the place, ramblings, and thoughts no one should hear but you. The story is pretty simple, Jack is not the best guy but he has even worse people after him. And we go through his life of dealing with these people. Simple yes? BUT the manner in which he deals with them is not so simple....
  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    I was looking forward to this book. I was ready for the snarkiness. There was some in the beginning mixed with a bit of humor. However, there was not enough. This book for me suffered also from my lack of connection with the characters or the story. Without the connection, I struggled to find anything interesting about the story. In fact, the use of the "f" bomb was about the only thing that kept this book somewhat interesting. I tried and tried ...
  • Nina Thomas
    1970-01-01
    Zugegeben: ich hatte mir das Buch nur wegen dem Titel und wegen dem Cover gekauft, ohne wirklich darauf zu achten, was der Inhalt ist.Und was mich dann erwartete, hat mich umgehauen: eine äußerst pointierte, eigene und vor Sarkasmus triefende Sprache zusammengehauen zu einer rasanten, alle moralischen Grenzen sprengende Story, die sich liest wie ein Tarantino Film.Meine persönliche Überraschung 2018!
  • Judd Karlman
    1970-01-01
    A loud, obnoxious, barely punctuated, action movie crime novel.I read it in 2 days and change. I read it on the subway when it was uncomfortable to have a book in my hands. I bet you could kill it in one.Go get it; let me know what you think.
  • John
    1970-01-01
    “Jack Price is as despicable as he is creative. He’s a Machiavellian drug dealer who doesn’t just get even when he is wronged. Massive retaliation is what he knows best -- and does it in a way that would make John Dulles proud.”
  • Board inMalibu
    1970-01-01
    Brilliant, hilarious, creative gore, I needed this book! What a great read. The sociopath protagonist narrative is laugh out loud funny. The lateral thinking of this protagonist is audacious and just so incredibly creative. Love this book. Anxiously awaiting the next book. Highly recommend.
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    This book is bloody amazing. It’s annoying in parts and I cannot for life of me decide who really wrote it, though I have a few ideas, but get this and dive in.
  • Jane
    1970-01-01
    This wasn't really my cup of tea to be honest. I won a copy of this book from the publisher as part of the Goodreads Giveaway program.
  • Emily Lind
    1970-01-01
    Insane, violent, entirely wrong. And the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time.
  • John Day
    1970-01-01
    4.5. One crazy book, but lots of fun for the reader.
  • Ross E Bailey
    1970-01-01
    Weird but powerful and fun!Very disconcerting writing style. Got put off until I got the hang of it. But stick with it...it’s worth the ride!
  • Keith**BookReviewing24/7**
    1970-01-01
    *I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Definitely one of the most ridiculously hilarious over the top books I've read in ages. But Jack Price is by far one of the most interesting characters I've read this year.Not only is he funny but he makes for an interesting narrator.I do hope there's a sequel in the works..
  • Danrasanen
    1970-01-01
    Writing style is rapid pace, stream of consciousness and a little hard to track, but this book was funny as hell, really dark, and super violent...it was fantastic.