The Nothing Man

Catherine Ryan Howard

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 …

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

[usr 4.5} This is a book that is everything a thriller should be! It’s creepy and suspenseful and easy to get sucked into. I studied sociology in college and serial killers were fascinating to me. That’s morbid you say? Why yes, yes it is. But I loved learning about it. This book brought all that back. 

Jim is The Nothing Man- well he was 20 years ago. And now one of his victims is writing a book about him. He’s intrigued, he’s flattered but he’s mostly upset. He does what he can to read her book but to also find out more about her. And then he needs to stop her…

Oh, if you love thrillers, this is for you! It didn’t feel quite as creepy as I thought it would while “in his head” but I think that’s because the crimes were long before and he was an old man. He didn’t fit the profile we get of serial killers or, the author was just that good at bringing out his human side!

Content mentions are high, obviously. There is talk of rape (no details), details on the killings and the bodies, many F words and language in general. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Blackstone Audiobooks for the audio copy in exchange for an honest review.

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