When Eve Black was 12-years old, her family was murdered by a serial rapist and killer called The Nothing Man. She was the only survivor. It’s been over fifteen years and she’s gathered the courage to write a book about her experience and the other families that were attacked by this man. Jim Doyle is a supermarket security guard who sees the book on the store shelf. He’s keenly interested in it because he was The Nothing Man. He becomes enraged as he reads the book and realizes that Eve is getting closer to figuring out his identity.
I was really worried I’d be underwhelmed by this book because so many of my friends and others raved about it. Well, now I know what all the fuss is about because this was one heck of a listening experience! Every time I started listening to the story it was tough finding a good stopping point. It was a clever decision to have Eve’s point of view delivered through the book as Jim was reading it but in her voice! Even though I suspected the direction it would take towards the end, there was still enough twisty-ness left to keep it fresh.
I loved the narrators who did a fine bit of storytelling. I believed they were Eve and Jim, who was a nasty piece of work. Both are new to me and they’ll tip the scales if I’m ever pondering a book where they are performing. I listen to a lot of thrillers so it was great to experience something this good on every level. The hype was well deserved.
- Release Date: August 4, 2020
- Narrators: Alana Kerr Collins & John Keating
- Audio Length: 9 hours, 57 minutes
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio