Book Of The Day – Paying The Piper

by Greg on May 4, 2011

Here’s a highly rated bargain Kindle book and today’s Book Of The Day! If you like Mystery and Thrillers you’ll love Paying The Piper by Simon Wood. It has an incredible 4.8 star rating and costs only $1.99! Check out the reviews below.

“Wood keeps the pages flying, even as his plot gets more and more complex, accelerating nicely toward an elegant climax.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Tense, fast-paced, and near impossible to put down.”
— Sean Chercover, author of Trigger City

Paying The Piper
by Simon Wood
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Category: Mystery & Thrillers/Hard Boiled
Price: $1.99


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The Piper is the Bay Area’s infamous child kidnapper. When the Piper selected crime reporter, Scott Fleetwood, to report on his latest child kidnapping, Scott thought he had the world in his grasp, but he held nothing. Scott had been duped by a wannabe. By the time the FBI exposed the hoaxer, time had run out, leaving the real Piper only one course of action—to kill the child. With a murder added to his résumé, the Piper vanished leaving Scott to take blame from the public and the investigating FBI agent, Tom Sheils. But now, eight years later, the Piper’s back, with very specific targets in mind—Scott’s young children. Scott can have his children back as long as he can pay the ransom. The hard part is that ransom isn’t measured in dollars, but in blood.

Some debts can’t be repaid…

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This book is fast paced, with unexpected twists and turns and a surprise ending that gave me one of those aha! moments, realizing the clues were there, but planted so well I didn’t put them together to figure out the ultimate truth of the “whodunnit” and “whydunnit.” With everyday characters facing extraordinary circumstances- the kidnapping of a child- the writing rings true and realistic while maintaining the drama, suspense, and edge of a good thriller.


This was my first mystery read and I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put it down, it kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more. Just when I thought I had it figured out I didn’t.

Loved it….


Do NOT start this book if you have any intentions of getting anything else done before you finish it! My favourite Simon Wood book to date. This thriller had my heart pounding, my blood boiling, and my thumb sore from hitting the page button. An exciting, electric, page-turning masterpiece, worth every second it takes to fly through it. From start to finish, this book has more twists and turns than a pretzel factory, and the ending will astound you. Well done Simon Wood!

Get Paying The Piper here: Paying The Piper

About The Author

Simon Wood is an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. He has had over 150 stories and articles published. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and has garnered him an Anthony Award and a CWA Dagger Award nomination, as well as several readers’ choice awards. He’s a frequent contributor to Writer’s Digest. He’s the author of WORKING STIFFS, ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN, PAYING THE PIPER, WE ALL FALL DOWN, TERMINATED and ASKING FOR TROUBLE (Check out Simon Wood’s books here). As Simon Janus, he’s the author of THE SCRUBS and ROAD RASH. His next thriller is DID NOT FINISH out in September. Curious people can learn more at

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