Cause of Death by Jeffery Deaver

Published October 1, 2021

Cause of Death by Jeffery Deaver

Book info

  • Title Cause of Death
  • Author Jeffery Deaver
  • Year 2021
  • Genre Thriller

Jon Talbot is a history professor who makes sense of the past by examining facts. He also knows how to speculate about the what-ifs. Jon’s doing both following the death of his wife, Pax. Driving home late from a volunteer assignment, she plunged off a mountain highway and died. The police find nothing suspicious about the facts: a deer in the road, a blown tire, a broken neck. But the what-ifs are leading Jon down a twisting trail of secrets. After five years of marriage, he is finally getting to know his wife.


Jeffery Deaver has written quite a few of these Amazon Original short stories - more than I had thought - and it’s very interesting working through them. He’s an expert at writing stories with excellent twists and it’s always a lot of fun trying to guess which way things are going to go. I enjoyed this book, didn’t have a clue what the ending was going to be, and although it felt a little bit out there, probably not too believable, it was well plotted and uncovering the puzzle a piece at a time was great.

Rating: 4 / 5

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