I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
Length: 9 hours and 57 minutes
Published by Blackstone Publishing on August 18, 2020
Narrator: Alana Kerr Collins, John Keating
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At the age of twelve, Eve Black was the only member of her family to survive an encounter with serial attacker the Nothing Man. Now an adult, she is obsessed with identifying the man who destroyed her life.
Supermarket security guard Jim Doyle has just started reading The Nothing Man--the true-crime memoir Eve has written about her efforts to track down her family's killer. As he turns each page, his rage grows. Because Jim's not just interested in reading about the Nothing Man. He is the Nothing Man.
Jim soon beings to realize how dangerously close Eve is getting to the truth. He knows she won't give up until she finds him. He has no choice but to stop her first ...
Here is what I thought
This is a new to me author and so I went into her book not knowing if I would like it but knowing it sounded really good. I am happy to say that I really enjoyed it.
It’s about Eve who when she was young survived an attack on her family from a serial killer. She is also the only one to ever survive the killer. Now she is all grown up and has written a book about The Nothing Man.
This book sparks rage in the man who is the killer because he is afraid that she might be close to discovering the truth about him and he can’t let that happen. It’s sort of a cat and mouse game between Eve and the killer and very well put together.
I don’t want to say anything more about the plot because I think it’s best to just jump into it! Now because I listened to the audio I will admit to being a bit confused at first because it’s told in the POV of Eve and the killer, but it is also a book within a book type so you have parts of the book she wrote about the killer. Once I figured out what was going on it became easier for me to distinguish between what was book and what wasn’t.
Eve is a very driven character who is determined to figure out who the killer is and she has enlisted some help in that. She is pretty much purposely rattling the killers cage with the book, book signing, interviews and I thought it was pretty clever way to do things. You know who the killer is pretty quickly on but I will still let you discover who he was, but it was interesting getting his perspective on things, his home life, thoughts about Eve, etc.
Even knowing who it was there still plenty of surprises to be had throughout the book book and I very much enjoyed it! I would totally recommend it to mystery/thriller lovers.
Only complaint is something that Netgalley will have to work on with their app. When I would listen to the audio if my screen on my phone when dark it would quit playing so then I would have to swipe my phone to get it to play again and when you are working on things and listening it’s kind of a pain. They get that fixed and then I will enjoy their new app.
I thought that both of the narrators where good and this was my first time listening to either one!