Bryce Proctorr has a multi-million dollar contract for his next novel, a trophy wife raking him over the coals of a protracted divorce, a bad case of writer's block and an impending deadline. Wayne Prentice is a fading author in a world that no longer values his work. Proctorr has a proposition: if Prentice will hand over his unsold manuscript to publish under Proctorr's name, the two will split the book advance fifty-fifty. There's just one small rider to the deal...

    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"THE HOOK is a heartstopping suspense novel from the pro of pros. I was hooked myself, from page one. The book is full of nasty jolts and turns, including one of the most hair-raising murder scenes ever written. THE AX was good; THE HOOK is ever so much better. Westlake shines...and in this case, he terrifies, as well." - Stephen King

"THE HOOK begins with an agreement signed in blood and smoothly, unobtrusively, gracefully, relentlessly moves toward absolute devastation. This is Donald E. Westlake at the top of his form, writing with the power and confidence of a master and keeping the reader dazzled and agape all the way to the last sentence." - Peter Straub


Similar books by other authors

thumb
Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death
(Mitch Tobin, book 1)
Tucker Coe
thumb
What I Tell You Three Times Is False
(Sam Holt, book 3)
Samuel Holt
thumb
The Fourth Dimension Is Death
(Sam Holt, book 4)
Samuel Holt
thumb
Point Blank
(Parker, book 1)
Richard Stark

Used availability for Donald E Westlake's The Hook

Hardback Editions

April 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Hook the (Gemstar)
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7595-0235-8 / 978-0-7595-0235-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Twtp Assorted
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


April 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Hook the (Oeb)
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7595-2238-3 / 978-0-7595-2238-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Twtp Assorted
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


June 2000 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Hook
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7862-2466-5 / 978-0-7862-2466-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2000 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Hook
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-89296-588-6 / 978-0-89296-588-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: The Hook
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-446-60956-0 / 978-0-446-60956-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Hook
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


February 2012 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Hook
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7927-8633-5 / 978-0-7927-8633-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: The Hook
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7927-2416-X / 978-0-7927-2416-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2000 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Hook
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7927-9954-2 / 978-0-7927-9954-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Hook
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA