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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (351 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcus Sakey Narrator: Joyce Bean, Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A family, and the security to enjoy it: That’s all Tom and Anna Reed ever wanted. But years of infertility treatments, including four failed attempts at in vitro fertilization, have left them with neither. The emotional and financial costs are straining their marriage and endangering their dreams. Then one night everything changes. Offered a chance at a future they’d almost lost hope in, they seize it. One simple choice. A fairy-tale ending. But Tom and Anna soon realize that fairy tales never come cheap. Their decision puts them square in the path of some ruthless men. Men who have been double-crossed. Men who won’t stop until they get revenge. No matter where they find it. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Good People is gleefully dread-filled, mercilessly tense, and moves with the speed of something fired from a sawed-off. Based on his first three novels, one can’t help but feel Marcus Sakey is exactly the electric jolt American crime fiction needs.”

    Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and The Given Day

  • “Dark, disturbing, and timely…Marcus Sakey is a prodigious talent.”

    Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dead Know

  • “Crime drama for the twenty-first century.”


  • “Sakey creates a moral dilemma fit for an advanced ethics class…I felt the protagonists’ pain to the point of flinching.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Sakey sees Chicago as a constant source of sin and temptation…[Good People] is a classic bind.”

    New York Times

  • “Masterful. Each of Sakey’s novels has topped the previous. Good People follows that stellar pattern.”

    Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • “A stylish young writer…Good People is a well-structured, tightly written yarn peopled with believable, well-drawn characters.”

    Associated Press

  • “One of the hottest young crime writers in the country.”


  • “The new master of the dark, hard-boiled crime thriller.”

    Providence Journal

  • “Sakey may have trouble equaling this stellar performance.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This is neither a simple nor a stereotypical thriller. The action is frenetic, the suspense high, and the results shocking.”

    Library Journal

  • “Chilling…Masterful in showing how the daily drip, drip of dreams deferred can lead people into peril.”


  • “High-intensity, high-stakes…Packed with action, suspense, and clever adversaries on both sides of the law.”


  • “Sakey is a writer’s writer. Not only is the book polished to a razor-edge it’s also filled with flashes of insight that jar you. One of the most cunningly conceived and executed suspense novels I’ve ever read.”

    Ed Gorman, award-winning author

  • “A killer of a book. If you could read it with one eye closed, you’d feel safer—edge of the reader’s seat stuff, and yet a wondrous streak of compassion tears your heart out. This is the novel that truly launches Sakey into the majors. Magnificent.”

    Ken Bruen, Edgar-nominated author of Priest

  • Good People scared the crap out of me.”

    Julia Spencer-Fleming, Edgar-nominated author of I Shall Not Want

  • A 2009 Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller
  • Selected for the August 2008 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joe O'c | 2/7/2014

    " Outstanding; Couple start off a chain of events with them at the center when their tenant dies and they find a horde of cash - and decide to keep it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tracey | 2/6/2014

    " Not great, not terrible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lynne | 2/4/2014

    " Despite a good attempt, the main characters didn't seem real and it was all resolved way too neatly at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/28/2014

    " Well written and fast paced. "

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