Jean Hanff Korelitz dangles the promise of the most original and powerful plot to ever dominate the New York Times Bestsellers list in her literary thriller, The Plot.
Jacob Finch Bonner is a former prodigy who hasn’t sold a book in a long time, and now teaches at a not-serious MFA program. It’s hard to tell which he has less of: money or self-respect. It’s no surprise that Bonner would steal a dead student’s unpublished story, and tell no one when it becomes a cultural phenomenon.
It’s also no surprise when the “I Know What You Did” threats roll in on Twitter.
It’s still fun to see Bonner slide into his comeuppance as he desperately tries to uncover the truth behind his stolen story. I’d recommend The Plot to fans of psychological suspense, or readers who like to read about writers.