Novel Mini Review: A GOOD MAN

An Intoxicating Psychological Crime Thriller
by P.J. McIlvaine

by Larry Brody

P.J. McIlvaine’s new thriller, A GOOD MAN, is the best novel I’ve read in a very long time, and I’ve read a hell of a lot of novels by many wonderful writers, especially in recent COVID-filled years.

Unlike most thrillers, A GOOD MAN is much more than an escape from our current stress-filled reality. As the cover says, it is indeed “An intoxicating psychological crime thriller,” and, yes, the plot is twistily superb and the suspense brilliantly paced, with personal stakes that keep ratcheting up, up, up, but that’s not all.

The bonus here is that P.J.’s writing is so thoughtful, so mature, that it actually put me into a place where I had no choice but to seriously consider and reappraise my own attitudes about love and family. Most impressively,  it literally made me feel emotions I didn’t even know I had.

In other words, I don’t just recommend this book, I recommend it unreservedly. And if you know me at all you know I’ve never said that publicly before, about anything.

EDITED TO ADD: Hey, I just saw that A Good Man is available on Kindle Unlimited over at Amazon, which means you can read it for free HERE


  1. Thank you for your wonderful review and comments. This is really the book of my heart and I have so many conflicting emotions about it. I was finally able to give my late brother Mikey the happy ending he couldn’t have in life. Again, my heartfelt thanks.

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