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The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

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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 begins 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 …

 

Condition: New

Hardcover, Published August 4, 2020 by Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1538519739

 

 

5 reviews for The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

  1. Chelsie (Lilly_sreads) (verified owner)

    ”Yes, I was the girl who survived The Nothing Man. I am the woman who is going to catch him.”

    This book is amazing. I liked that the book was from the killer’s perspective even though I feel like there was some unnecessary information. I also liked the way the book is set up, a book within a book.

    You get like Jim Doyle who is the serial killer’s current life and then there’s him, The nothing man in Eve’s book where we’re finding out about all of his horrendous crimes until his last victims which were Eve’s family where she was the only survivor.

    Also, you get to know why and how everything started. What made him become the nothing man. That’s when It started to get really interesting for me. What I didn’t like is that it dragged down a lot. The last 10 chapters or so were the best for me. I really loved his reactions toward the book every time he was reading it.

    Overall, I’d highly recommend this book. Loved the true-crime vibe!

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  2. Chandra

    ALL THE THRILLING STARS! Holy moly – this is the book I’ve been waiting for this month in the thriller category. Not only do I LOVE getting the POV of the killer, but then you throw in the killer finding a book written by his youngest survivor and now you’ve got two for the price of one! So thriller and true crime fans – this is THE book for you! I’m actually kicking myself for waiting so long to read this. Howard is an autobuy author for me and this is my fourth (and third 5 star) book by her. I can’t recommend her books enough!

    So let’s get into the nitty gritty of it all. Jim Doyle, as we know from the blurb, is The Nothing Man. We get to watch him unravel as he reads the true crime book written by his victim, Eve. Could you imagine walking into a bookstore and being confronted with a book about YOU?! The way the author integrates these is nothing short of brilliant. I was equally fascinated with Eve’s story as I was with watching Jim escalate.

    Howard brings us a thriller where we already know who the killer is so there’s no guessing on how the crime was committed or who will be revealed. Instead we are just instantly drawn into what is going to happen now that it’s 20 years later. Book within a book stories are a bit of a hit or miss for me and quite honestly, this is probably one of, if not THE, best ones I’ve read. Obviously I recommend this book so go out and get yourself a copy… and if you already have one on your shelf, stop everything and pick it up NOW!
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  3. Blondethrillerbooklover

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

    There was a serial killer dubbed “The Nothing Man”. He was given this name because he left nothing- not a trace of evidence at the scene of his crimes.
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    When Eve was 12, her entire family was murdered by The Nothing Man- she was only spared because she was hidden in the bathroom during the attack.
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    Now, years later, she has written a book that delves into the evidence and details of each of The Nothing Man’s victims, including her own family. She also vows that she will catch him.

    Jim works as a security guard in a store. One day he notices a customer pick up a new book off the rack called The Nothing Man. He quickly realizes the book is about him- he IS The Nothing Man. He becomes filled with rage and intends to stop Eve at all costs, before it’s too late.

    There are some chilling parts in this book that actually made me shiver…

    “Footsteps on the stairs… The sound grew closer and closer….. Until a shadow detached itself from the darkness and moved toward her until it became a masked man standing at the end of her bed” 👀

  4. KC (verified owner)

    4.5 rounded up to 5.

    I’m usually not one for true crime, or books based on serial killers, but after seeing so many of you calling this their favorite thriller of the year, I knew this was one I could not miss.

    The Nothing Man, in short, is a book based upon a fictional serial killer, written mostly true crime style, and features the serial killer reading it in present day.

    While I wouldn’t call this my favorite, I can see how it could be a favorite for many. As I did still get a partial book hangover from this one.

    My favorite parts of this book, were reading the serial killers thoughts and reactions to the fictional book in this book. My god some of his thoughts and reactions were just plain chilling. I usually stay away from true crime books/documentaries as it’s too much for me to actual realize that stories like this really do exist.

    I won’t name the title but this did have quite a bit of similarities to a recent true crime horror book, the author did credit that as an inspiration. I did not read that one, but knew enough about the story to see it.

    This book at the end definitely left me feeling stunned, like what did I just read. Wow. Speechless. I would say believe the hype, especially if you are a true crime fan or love books based on serial killers. I promise you will love this one.

  5. Amy

    I really enjoyed how different this book was. Even though we find out who the serial killer is in the beginning of the book, the author still manages to make it a suspenseful read.

    The story is told alternating between Eve, the surviving victim, Jim, the serial killer, and Jim reading Eve’s book about what happened to her and the other victims 18 years ago. The most intense and best parts of the book were when you get to see into Jim’s dark and deranged mind!

    Although predictable except one twist I didn’t see coming, I really enjoyed this book!

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