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.
This book was so interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book quite like it. The majority of the story is told from Jim’s point of view. He finds the book written by Evie and begins to relive his old crimes while attempting to see what she knows. We get an insight into a man who committed heinous crimes across Cork and terrorised people with no apparent motive or connection. He seems so normal to the outside and has never come close to being discovered. He feels he has got away with murder so Evie’s book knocks him for six. We do getting to read Evie’s book along with Jim so we get to see her experience. I would have to liked to have read more of her perspective outside of the book- more of her day to day life since her family was killed. I also would have liked to have seen more Jim’s home life, in particular how he treated his family. This book was easy to read and get into and the characters were easy to connect with. I would definitely recommend. @cathryanhoward