“Man of the Year” by Caroline Louise Walker immediately grabbed me with its biting honest narrative. Sag Harbor has just honored Dr. Robert Hart as the Man of the Year. His entire community looks up to him (or at least they act as if they do). It looks like he has it all. How far will he go to keep it? As if sensing things aren’t always what they seem to be, Dr. Hart becomes increasingly paranoid.
“Man of the Year”
…hammers home the principle that honesty is always the best policy. But what if the truth isn’t what you think it is?
The webs characters weave based on insecurity, lies, and betrayal will shock you “Man of the Year” was paced and plotted perfectly. Caroline Walker used the first-person point of view better than any author I have ever read. She pulled us into the minds of the characters, one at a time, breaking the “rules” with such boldness, craft, and purpose. And, it was beautiful! This book was every bit as intriguing as the sales page promised. I devoured it in 2 days.
Now for the blush factor…
The characters in “Man of the Year” tend to curse a lot. I would never want to hang out with these characters, but I sure enjoyed reading about them. They were real and relatable. This novel is every bit as suspenseful and thought-provoking as the movie, “Fatal Attraction” (which, ironically, is mentioned in this book when one character refers to another as a “bunny boiler”). If you enjoy psychological suspense with complex characters and great plot twists, you will love “Man of the Year.”
Even though I often remove a star for foul language…Man of the Year deserves the full 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me with an ARC digital copy of Man of the Year, in exchange for an honest review.
Man of the Year will be released June 11, 2019. Pre-order your copy today!
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