I have been getting a lot of book listening in the past few weeks and I need to catch up on sharing some reviews. Some of my recent reads have been really good, a couple were pretty bad and a few were good enough. Today's book falls in that category. It was good enough that I've ordered another from the same author.
The Accounting is a good basic mystery/intrigue novel.
Here's the publisher's summary:
Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his buddies Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money. Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds, they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it.
They were wrong.
Twenty-five years later, Jon’s marriage is in ruins, his kids are virtual strangers, and the recession has decimated his finances. When he finds Augie murdered in Vegas, Jon knows his past has risen from the grave to grab him by the throat. Now Jon Willing faces a choice: run to a paradise of wine and women and endless sunshine or confront the demons from his past and fight for what’s left of his imperfect suburban life. But is it a life worth fighting for? Hurry and decide, Jon, because the piper is coming, and he always gets paid.
William Lashner is a very good writer. The Accounting is a tale of how one youthful bad decision can come back to haunt someone in a big way years later. I could easily see 3 teens make exactly the same decision in their situation. With this book he created some really interesting characters and put them into some surprising situations. It's not the best piece of literature but the book was very entertaining. The pace is good, the characters are mostly believable and it moves along at a good pace. What mroe can you ask for? The next Lashner book I'm reading will be The Barkeep.