Complexity in thrillers is usually a good thing. Greg Iles’ True Evil begins in promising enough fashion, but Iles sends his story ricocheting in a dizzying manner, piling on unnecessary subplots along the way. If that isn’t bad enough, the characters are right out of Thriller 101: There’s the scarred FBI agent, the ruthless blond wife (wouldn’t it be nice to have a cunning brunette for a change?), the evil fat man, the endangered child (actually, two). And one of the final setups is so contrived that it simply falls apart on the page. As a fan of Iles’ previous work, I hope he takes more time — and care — with his next book.
True Evil Complexity in thrillers is usually a good thing. Greg Iles' True Evil begins in promising enough fashion, but Iles sends his story...True EvilFictionGreg Iles Complexity in thrillers is usually a good thing. Greg Iles' True Evil begins in promising enough fashion, but Iles sends his story...2006-11-24Scribner
Genre: Fiction; Author: Greg Iles; Publisher: Scribner
Posted November 24 2006 — 12:00 AM EST
- Hear the melancholic title track off Patty Griffin's new album 'Servant of Love'
- 'RuPaul's Drag Race' queens step into 'Golden Girls' shoes in honor of 30th anniversary
- Amanda Peet says Jon Snow's death ended her marriage (she's kidding)
- Meghan Trainor posts update on vocal surgery recovery
- This Week's Cover: Shonda Rhimes and her leading ladies
- Former MythBusters test out Formula race car in 'Thrill Factor' clip
- Justin Bieber and Questlove have intense drum battle on 'Tonight Show'
- All the VMAs 2015 performances graded
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- 'American Horror Story: Hotel' First Look: 11 EW exclusive photos
- Alessandra Ambrósio, The Kardashians, Malin Akerman & More!