“The media calls him The Nothing Man because they have nothing on him.” No witnesses, no fingerprints, no DNA.
I don’t know what it is about books with the word “Man” in them, but I have yet to read one I didn’t love. The Chestnut Man, The Whisper Man, The Chalk Man and now The Nothing Man!
Eve is the only survivor of an attack that killed her parents and little sister. Her family was the last of 5 attacks, and then the case went cold. Years later she is telling her story because The Nothing Man still roams free, and she wants justice.
Right away we find out who The Nothing Man is, and it’s underwhelming. I love that we got to find out exactly what happened to all of The Nothing Man’s victims. He didn’t start out killing, but he progressed to it quickly. It was so creepy that he left a rope, the same rope, and a knife under his next victim’s couch cushions. Oh the chills that ran up my arms when I read that! That meant the attacks weren’t random, that he had been in the house before he attacked. So that leads us to the questions of: How did he choose his victim’s? Why did he stop after Eve’s family?
This book was everything I could possibly want in a thriller. Fast paced, on the edge of my seat page turner. I am happy that I waited for my husband to return from an out of town trip to read it, because this one creeped me out! If I read a book like this one where the killer attacks while everyone is sleeping, I can’t be alone at night!
I also read it in hours. Not days, hours. I checked all my doors and windows before I went to bed that night.
Thank you Blackstone Publishing, Catherine Ryan Howard and NetGalley for my #gifted copy! This one is available now!
Book Rating: 5/5
Wine Pairing: Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
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 …