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Book Review: The Nothing Man by Catherine R. Howard

Do you love the edge of your seat? Do you love staying awake till the early hours of the morning? If you do, you’re probably a reader, and this book is for you.

The Nothing Man by Catherine R. Howard is an exciting murder mystery unlike any I have read before. The premise of the book is that a young girl, whose life was turned around after her entire family was murdered, has grown up to write a book about the experience. She hopes that the killer is still alive and wants to catch him after all these years.

“…fiction only really worked if it was built like a lattice through which you were repeatedly offered glimpses of absolute truth.”

There’s not much I can add to it without giving away any plot twists. All I can say is that this was a wild ride. There are twists and turns, especially at the end, that catch you off guard. 

“These are no dark magicians. They have no special skills. People seem to forget that we know their names because they got caught. In fact, the only remarkable thing about them is what they took from the world: their victims. It’s their names we should know.”

“When you find him, you’ll probably be shocked at just how much of nothing he really is.”

The story makes you think about the people around you. How dangers lurk in supposedly safe places. 

“Even if you were already falling, you were technically okay until you hit the ground.”

After I finished the book, it kept me awake thinking about how many children’s lives have been upturned due to devastating events out of their control. What happens to them? Not all of them can find safe havens, and their mental health for the rest of their lives is compromised to some degree.

“…(he) bought me a ticket to a planet where I had to live by myself.”

Have you read it? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments

Verdict: Read

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