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Product Details

  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477529705
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477529706
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,931,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Brown is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and a veteran of over fifteen years in the financial industry. He lives with his wife, two of their five children and four cats in Marietta, Georgia.

Customer Reviews

It was worth my time reading and a book that makes you feel good about the ending.
Alexander C. Bonds
Without having a spoiler, in my opinion the ending was wrapped up a little too quick but I enjoyed this one and wouldn't mind reading more from Mr. Brown.
Michael Gallagher
A few twists and turns coupled with a few surprises kept me interested until the very end!
Judy Ferguson

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154 of 155 people found the following review helpful By Michael Gallagher HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 11, 2012
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Overall, this is a pretty good read with a strange / bizarre plot of going on the run for a bet that takes an even stranger turn over a 30 day period. After a slow start to the novel the author does a pretty good job of getting you into the action where you lose track of time while reading, not wanting to put it down.: this is a good one to read on a Saturday afternoon. Without having a spoiler, in my opinion the ending was wrapped up a little too quick but I enjoyed this one and wouldn't mind reading more from Mr. Brown.

I originally picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion and, as I type this review, I see the pricing has reverted back to $3.99 - you'll get a lot more in entertainment value than $3.99 out of this one.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By deb#1 on August 24, 2012
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It's a great thriller, and will keep you reading expectantly (and anxiously) until the end!! Loved it and could not put it down! GREAT story line, and super job of putting all the pieces of the story together. Also a plus for me, this story is based in my home state of Georgia, and I am familiar with a lot of the places visited. Makes it seem more "real" to me... great job David, love this book! Bring on the next one! The Bet
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Vickie on August 15, 2012
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Was very please with my choice of "The Bet" for my first book to download on my new ipad to enjoy on my recent vacation trip. Then when I see that David Brown is a local Georgia author and the book mentions familiar places throughout Atlanta, Macon and Savannah - as I am visiting the same areas during my vacation trip - it was totally exciting! The book was perfect and the story kept me wanting to go back for more, when I put it down... can't wait for another book! I hightly recommend this book for your kindle library!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ChrisR on November 27, 2012
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Good book with an interesting plot, however towards
the end of the book, the quality of suspense and in-
trigue falls below expectations.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anand S. Jha on August 31, 2012
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This is a face paced, gripping thriller. It has probably the most bizarre plot I have read in a long time. The very idea behind the plot- a person being on run like a wild game, being chased by criminals with guns, but all this as a part of a mutual agreement.

The protagonist, Richard, finds himself in a life of financial strain, and when suddenly one day he is propositioned by a stranger to participate in a 'game' akin to hunting of an animal, his life takes a definite turn. All he is supposed to do is to avoid getting caught for 30 days on the run, at the end of which he will be richer by about $10 million. But, every time he gets caught, he will have to loose a limb. Initially laughable, he soon finds himself confiding in his wife that he intends to accept the offer, with a dream of a better future for them and their daughter. Thus begins the next few days in hell.

As I mentioned, more than anything else, it is the very idea behind this novel that caught me, almost in a sickening kind of way. Although at times I found unnecessary narratives, without which this novel can be at least 50-60 pages leaner; overall the story telling is very entertaining. The language is smooth and simple, and I will term this more of an action thriller rather than dark or psychopathic. The reason for this conclusion is, to reiterate, that while the idea is bizarre, most of the story itself is regular action adventure (I could almost visualise scenes from a number of Hollywood movies on someone being on the run and dodging cold blooded paid killers). And that's why only 4 stars as well.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hetoldmenottodoit on November 9, 2012
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I love to read a fast paced book and I found myself immersed in this one. I had to skip one small paragraph because I didn't like the graphic nature of it, but all things considered, it didn't put me off - it was what the story was about.

I kept sitting down to read this, although I was supposed to be doing other useful things like housework - so it really grabbed my imagination. I was disappointed when I found that this was the author's first book - so I guess I'll be waiting for a while for the next.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lynn McFadden on October 14, 2012
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The Bet by David Brown is a real page-turner. Great job by Mr. Brown of developing the characters - both the good and the evil. The book had some interesting twists with an ending I did not expect. Exciting and dramatic all the way through.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Barbara on August 24, 2012
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If you like suspense novels, you will love this book. Well written and very good story line, especially for a "fist time" author. The Georgia setting drew me in right from the beginning. Looking forward to his next book!
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David Brown is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and a veteran of over
fifteen years in the financial arena. He lives with his wife, two of their five children and four cats in Marietta Georgia.

Please visit my website and blog at http://www.readdavidrbrown.com/.

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