Kill the Next One
"Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings. A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide. It isn't long, however, until Ted's reality begins to unravel. Kill the Next One is an utterly gripping psychological thriller where nothing is as it seems."
'An absorbing psychological thriller, perfectly measured and balanced. The nerve-racked reader cannot help but keep turning pages, lost in Axat's labyrinthine twists.' ABC (Spain) 'A psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems...and where pieces are moved as in a game of chess.' El Mundo 'Take some drops of Hitchcock, the boldness of Jules Verne, the tricks of The Mystery of the Yellow Room, some Stephen King characters, the atmosphere of Shutter Island, Christopher Nolan's film scripts, The Game, some episodes of Lost...and you won't be able to put it down...[Kill the Next One] is a gripping, fast-paced read. A big Hollywood producer is already working on the film.' La Vanguardia
"Federico Axat was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. His earlier novels have been translated into Italian, German, French, Portugese and Chinese. His third novel, Kill the Next One, was published as La .ltima Salida in Spanish and has become an international sensation with rights sold in 33 territories. Axat's novels stand out for their high dose of suspense, plot twists and unexpected endings. Kill the Next One is set in the United States, where Axat lived for a time before returning to his native Argentina."