Thursday, May 14, 2009
Now You See Him
In this book by Eli Gottlieb, the death of his childhood friend sends Nick Framingham into a downward spiral. His already on-the-rocks marriage gets worse as he begins spending more and more time with his friend's sister (who his wife despises, by the way). He begins taking his frustration out on others around him. He's absolutely a total mess.
The question throughout the book is why ... why has this event had such a profound impact on Nick? He really hasn't had much contact with his friend over the past 10 years or so. Yet, his life is totally thrown upside down.
As soon as I began reading this book, I was sucked into the story. I couldn't wait until I had even a few minutes to read it.
I've had this book on my shelf for quite some time and have several times picked it up thinking I ought to read it. I'm glad I finally did. This is one of the best new books to come along in the last couple years. It is very well written and I loved the twist at the end. In fact, it's one of those that make you say, "Wow, I never saw that coming!"