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Razor-sharp tightrope time with this belter of a read, it is as dramatic and different as it is fabulous. Discover two books in one novel as true crime is enveloped by breathtaking storytelling. Read Eve Black’s memoir as she searches for the man who murdered the rest of her family 20 years ago. Sitting by its side is the story of the killer Jim Doyle as he reads the book and fears he will be unmasked. This has such a clever premise, Catherine Ryan Howard ensures that this is one of the few instances where knowing the identity of the killer actually adds to the intensity and drama. The change from one book to the other doesn’t jar in the slightest, each embraces and calls to the other and the transition is seamless. The tension increases until it is fairly reverberating through the pages. I let myself be carried away in the story, and don’t forget, this is a story, and it works because there is no sneaking a peek at the end! The Nothing Man is a blast of pure reading entertainment, and has been chosen as a LoveReading Star Book.
I was the girl who survived the Nothing Man.
Now I am the woman who is going to catch him...
You've just read the opening pages of The Nothing Man, the true crime memoir Eve Black has written about her obsessive search for the man who killed her family nearly two decades ago.
Supermarket security guard Jim Doyle is reading it too, and with each turn of the page his rage grows. Because Jim was - is - the Nothing Man.
The more Jim reads, the more he realises 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...
Closing date: 30/11/2020
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
An original and clever concept. When the victim is writing a book to draw out her killer what could possibly go wrong! Full review
I have never read a book like this before – and I liked it a lot! It is rare and it is unusual featuring a real-life crime memoir - documentary-style writing within a fictional story. Full review
It will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Full review
All in all a story I really did enjoy and I’d happily recommend The Nothing Man to fiction and non fiction crime readers young and old. Full review
Eve’s book and her investigation behind the book had some powerful psychological lessons, and I enjoyed learning everything. If you already love true crime, and psychological thrillers, you have to absolutely read this and soon. This book is too good to be skipped. Full review
Ryan Howard is a gift to crime writing. - Liz Nugent on Catherine Ryan Howard
Compelling - Skinny on Rewind
Fast-paced and vividly rendered. - Irish Times on Rewind
Chilling and mystifying from the get-go. - Times Crime Club on Rewind
A major new talent in thriller writing. - Daily Mail on Catherine Ryan Howard
Gripping, beautifully written, and genuinely chilling, The Nothing Man had me from page one. Simply stellar. - Meg Gardiner
Expertly crafted - storytelling at its best - Patricia Gibney
The Nothing Man is the most original and chilling thriller I've read in a long time, and is perfect for fans of Serial and The Fall. - Mark Edwards
The queen of high-concept crime fiction strikes again: this is the first novel I've read that really captures the chills and twists of the true crime that obsesses us. Catherine Ryan Howard has always been thrillingly good at what she does but she's just getting better and better with every book... I was utterly wowed. - Jane Casey
Publication date: 06/08/2020
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||6th August 2020|
|Author:||Catherine Ryan Howard|
|Publisher:||Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Star Books, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland. Prior to writing full-time, Catherine worked as a front desk agent in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently was a social media marketer for a major publisher. She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College Dublin.More About Catherine Ryan Howard