What Comes Next
By John Katzenbach
(Mysterious Press, Hardcover, 9780802126115, 320pp.)
Publication Date: June 2012
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When a retired academician witnesses a lovely young woman snatched off the street, he is unsatisfied by the police response and vows to find her on his own. She has been kidnapped and held prisoner by a married couple who have started an exclusive website, named What Comes Next,” on which viewers can watch, in real time, what befalls their victims.
What befalls the pretty teenager at the hands of the depraved couple, as thousands follow every moment of her nightmare, provides one of the most terrifying novels of the year.
Praise for John Katzenbach:
Few writers of crime fiction seem to understand the criminal mind as well as Katzenbach.” People
What is so scary is that Katzenbach creates a fictional world that is very much like the one we live in now, only taken to a horrifying extreme.” USA Today
Katzenbach is very good at world-building, and his imaginary Western Territory is frighteningly believable.” The Washington Post
Katzenbach weaves a complex and intriguing mystery while at the same time illuminating a piece of history. I found myself caught in its grip within the first few pages.” Jonathan Harr, author of A Civil Action
Katzenbach’s wonderful, tense narrative flows effortlessly, drawing you deeper and deeper into a chilling atmosphere of evil, darkness, and shadows.” -The Miami Herald