A Simple Plan by Scott Smith

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Two brothers and their friend stumble upon the wreckage of a plane–the pilot is dead and his duffle bag contains four million dollars in cash. In order to hide, keep, and share the fortune, these ordinary men all agree to a simple plan.

About Scott Smith

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Scott Smith was educated at Dartmouth College and Columbia University. He lives in New York City.
Published October 24, 2006 by Vintage. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Once one accepts the bizarre premise of Smith's astonishingly adept, ingeniously plotted debut thriller, the book fulfills every expectation of a novel of suspense, leading the reader on a wild explor

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Los Angeles Times

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The farmer, though, predictably revives, and when Hank strangles him to complete the job Jacob accidentally began, the reader knows Hank is sure to kill again.

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Entertainment Weekly

Let's not waste a moment before getting to the plot of A Simple Plan, since it slices right into the first pages of Scott Smith's spectacular thriller as sharply and savagely as the edge of a broken bone: Hank Mitchell, a 30-year-old accountant at a rural Ohio feedstore, walks into the wintry woo...

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The Independent

Hank, who tells the story - makes the confession, if you like - is an accountant at an agricultural store in deepest Ohio.

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Hank will take the money home and hide it, if no one looks for it within six months the three of them will split the money, but if someone does look for it Hank will burn it all.

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Michael Manley 20 Aug 2013

Rated the book as 5 out of 5