Jen Sacks Nice: An Edgar Award Nominee

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Nice: An Edgar Award Nominee

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First there was Clay--it just sort of happened.
Then there was Pete--he was becoming way too attached.
Ben, well, he totally had it coming.
And then there was Sam...

Grace is nice to a fault. She never picks fights, and doesn't like to criticize or hurt people's feelings. Problem is, the men in her life never seem to take a hint. And she just can't bear to tell them outright when she isn't interested. So she kills them. A clean break--no messy emotions, no heated arguments. But someone is onto her. His name is Sam, and he and Grace, with one very dangerous thing in common, make a killer couple. It's a match made in heaven-as long as they can both survive the relationship...

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"Fresh, darkly comic, and completely engaging." --Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of Four to Score and High Five

"A hilarious satire...particularly in the realms of male-female relations....Keep on eye on its author-she's dangerously funny." --Nan Goldberg, Book--The Magazine for Reading Life

"Jen Sacks is a refreshing new talent. NICE is fast-paced, funny and very sexy--Bright Lights, Big City meets Prizzi's Honor...NICE is a black comedy with heart and a real page-turner as well. --Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of Critical Judgment

"Bridget Jones gets homicidal." --Anne Whalen, bookseller, Brookline (MA) Booksmith

From Publishers Weekly:

The antiheroine of Sacks's amusing debut is a 30-year-old New York magazine editor named Grace. She's a grown-up girl who can't say no?to any man who asks her out, or who asks to sleep with her. And because she is so nice, she'd rather kill a man than hurt his feelings by indicating that she doesn't want to see him anymore. Complicating Grace's life is Sam, a Russian hit man with 25 years of experience in the killing field. Sam becomes aware of Grace when he's testing out new eavesdropping equipment; thereafter, his voice alternates with hers. Hooked, he continues to listen in on her life but doesn't meet her until she actually stands up to a man?who refuses to take no for an answer. After disposing of the body, Sam and Grace begin dating, leaving the reader to wonder if (a) a hired killer and an inspired killer can find true love, and (b) if one will end up murdering the other before the curtain falls. Those who don't mind a rather obvious satirical message with their dark humor will recognize Sacks's talent in getting readers to root for Grace as she learns how to be herself and say what she wants. Editor, Jennifer Enderlin; agent, Aaron Priest.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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