Friday, February 1, 2013
Blog Tour: The Big Exit by David Carnoy
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Author: David Carnoy
Date of Publication: October 2012
While Richie Foreman served seven years in prison for vehicular manslaughter, the friend he claims was actually behind the wheel, Mark McGregor, not only achieved success as “a hotshot Internet entrepreneur” but also married Richie’s former fiancée, Beth Hill.
When Beth finds Mark’s bloody body on the floor of the garage of their pricey Menlo Park home, she and Richie become natural suspects in Mark’s murder. Evidence suggests that Richie was at least involved in the killing. While troubled lawyer Carolyn Dupuy represents Beth, and charismatic Marty Lowenstein (aka “the DNA Dude”) defends Richie, local legend Det. Sgt. Hank Madden seeks definitive proof of Richie’s guilt.
Have you ever been in the mood for a really great mystery that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat? Well, then, The Big Exit is the book for you! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is very well written with so many twists and turns that it will leave your head spinning. I don't want to talk about the plot because that would ruin it for readers. Let's just say you will be guessing until the end like me. The story is told through varying points of view. I liked that aspect of the book.
The characters in the book are compelling. I loved Richie. I felt so badly for him. Through the book, he professes his innocence in the crime in which he has spent years in prison . Now, he has been accused of murdering the man that he says should have gone to jail. I liked Richie so much, I wanted to believe him. I think any fan of murder mysteries will be a fan of this book. I haven't read Mr. Carnoy's first book, Knife Music, but I know I'll be adding it to my TBR pile!
While David Carnoy lives in New York City with his wife and children, his novels take place in Silicon Valley, where he grew up and went to high school (Palo Alto). His debut novel, Knife Music (2010), was a Top-10 bestseller on the Kindle and also a bestseller on the Nook. More medical thriller than high-tech thriller, to research the novel Carnoy spent a lot of time talking with doctors, visiting trauma centers, and trailed a surgeon at a hospital in Northern California to help create the book's protagonist, Dr. Ted Cogan.
The Big Exit (2012) isn't a sequel to Knife Music per se. However, a few of the characters from Knife Music figure prominently in the story. His second novel has more of a high-tech slant and reflects Carnoy's experiences as an executive editor at CNET.com, where he currently works and is trying resolve his obsession with consumer electronics products. He went to college at Wesleyan University and has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.