Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Trailer Park Tuesday: Kill the Next One by Federico Axat

Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesday, a showcase of new book trailers and, in a few cases, previews of book-related movies.

Not too long ago, I mentioned Kill the Next One in the monthly Front Porch Books feature. I wrote “If you want to know why Frederico Axat’s psychological thriller shot right to the top of my must-read pile for 2016, you need look no further than the opening lines.” And those first sentences? See if you aren’t hooked, too:
     Ted McKay was about to put a bullet through his brain when the doorbell rang. Insistently.
     He paused. He couldn’t press the trigger when he had someone waiting at the front door.
The short trailer for Axat’s novel is also a good reminder of why we should all move this book to the top of our TBR piles. It’s simple and not too flashy, but it has a creepy, haunting vibe that sets the stage for the novel. A series of blurbs (“More plot twists than all of M. Night Shyamalan’s filmography put together”) parade across the screen as a soundtrack that sounds like a recording of wind in a subway tunnel plays in the background. It’s twenty-four seconds of unease. And, hey, who wouldn’t be intrigued by that last blurb from Goodreads reviewer Chris? “Beware of the possum!”

1 comment:

  1. Sounds as though I need to read this book.
    Thanks for the trailer.