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Preview — The Price by Alexandra Sokoloff
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Boston District Attorney Will Sullivan dreams of becoming the next governor of Massachusetts. With his beautiful wife, Joanna, and adorable daughter, Sydney, Will seems destined for greatness…until Sydney becomes seriously ill. Now both parents resolve to do anything to save their daughter’s life.
But in the twilight world of the Briarwood Medical Center, nothing is as it s...more
I read this book in one day. It had been sitting in my Kindle from a free download and I was attempting to clear out free downloads that I didn't want to read by starting them and if they were not instantly interesting, deleting them. After throwing a few out, I was completely taken in by this one.
Paranormal thrillers often get me going with the chills and thrills and then disap ...more
That refrain never showed up, but it definitely created the uncomfortably creepy atmosphere as I wondered if Sokoloff's main character, unbelievably perfect Will Sullivan, was really experiencing outside the bounds of the normal world or if he was finally showing a cr ...more
DA Will Sullivan is on the brink of becoming governor of Massachusetts when his 5-year-old daughter, Sydney, develops inoperable pancreatic blastoma. Terminally ill and with no likelihood of a cure, Sydney is fading fast. Will and his wife, Joanna, spend every second at the hospital begging for a miracle. Endless days and sleepless nights take a toll on the couple and Will starts seeing some very creepy goings on while roaming the medical c ...more
Alexandra's Sokoloff's "The Harrowing" (her first novel) was one of the great ones. I thought it was incredibly creepy and frankly, it scared the crap out ...more
Mass Market Paperback – December 2, 2008
District Attorney Will Sullivan was born with a silver spoon. He's been raised and groomed to go far in politics, but during his campaign for governor of Massachusetts , the unimaginable happens. Sydney, his daughter, is diagnosed with non-operable cancer. Only a miracle can save her.
Joanne, his wife, is determined to have a miracle no matter the cost; even as their daughter's life shrivels away. And he won't los ...more
I downloaded this book for my Kindle in March 2012 and started to read it but put it down and I can’t say exactly why. This month, November 2013, I selected it when I had nothing in mind to read. I started to read it and it was familiar yet unfamiliar. It was like de je vu experience, but I could not remember if I ever read the book before. I kept reading it until I was sure it was a new experience, never conne ...more
Sokoloff is the latest in a long line of novelists with screenwriting aspirations. As such, it’s easy to see The Price unfold like a glossy, mid-range Hollywood chiller in your noggin. Though in this case, that’s no bad thing.
Boston DA Will Sullivan is born of politico stock, and is on his way to the very top. But his daughter, Sydney, lies dying of cancer in the monstrous Briarwood hospital complex, and his wife is goi ...more
Will Sullivan is from a political family, he's a DA and he's running for Governor of Massachusetts. His daughter Sidney has an inoperable tumor and is on her last chance of experimental treatment. His wife is an abuse survivor and she'll do anything to keep her daughter alive. Enter the tall, dark man who shows up around people who a ...more
Here the writer tells a story of a family dealing with the worse form of horror.....the pending loss of a beloved child. What would you do as a parent to save your child? Would you be willing to pay any price? Any price at all? Joanna Sullivan was willing to do whatever it took to save her daughter Sydney from a malignant tumor t ...more
Hell is marked by a red line that leads to Salk's office.
In The Price, Sokoloff weaves dread and suspense into a fabric of pure horror. You might not want a tee-shirt made of it, but when it comes to a horror novel, this particular blend is a perfect fit. Sokoloff's background is as a screenwriter, and occasionally this shows in an excess of stage- ...more
The atmosphere was great, very creepy and compelling throughout. You could really feel the terror of the parents praying not to lose their child and the unease of this stranger who keeps popping up with promises and deals.
The story ended up on a slightly upbeat note but still with unease lurking in the background as it remains open as to what could ...more
I don;t know if it was the book - or me
The events take place in a hospital where Will is a well-known Massachusetts politician bound for the Governor's Mansion. His beautiful wife Joanna endured horrible abuse as a child but seems to have put it all behind her. The family leads the perfect, charmed life - until their beloved daughter Sydney is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Not surprisingly, Will and Joanna vow to do absolutely anythin ...more
You know how horror fiction can frustrate when a character does something that no logical person would do? "Don't stay the night in that creepy-ass house!" Or: "don't separate in the woods when the killer is loose!" In this story, Sokoloff posits a dilemma whose solution is obvious, then leads her protagonist through a series of trials and crises that throw this pivotal decision into doubt. It's brilliantly played and well-written and I really dug it.
I found this titl ...more
The characters were interesting and well developed, Joanna's character was the most complex and intriguing - all the main and supporting characters were connected, the mystery of it was very cleverly revealed as the story concluded.
A great mystery/thriller and raises a very int ...more