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I Saw A Man

I Saw A Man

Author(s): Owen Sheers

Location(s): London, Nevada, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern



Hampstead. New York. Nevada. The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner – thinking the Nelsons’ house was empty – stepped through their back door.

After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London and quickly develops a close friendship with the Nelson family next door. Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. Despite this, the new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything. Michael is left bearing a burden of grief and a secret he must keep, but the truth can only be kept at bay for so long.

Moving from London and New York to the deserts of Nevada, I Saw a Man is a brilliant exploration of violence, guilt and attempted redemption, written with the pace and grip of a thriller. Owen Sheers takes the reader from close observation of the domestic sphere to some of the most important questions and dilemmas of the contemporary world

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A powerful, dark study of brutality, grief and guilt … There are so many expertly detonated surprises … Immensely pleasurable … This is an exemplary thriller, clever, classy, slick – and always one step ahead of the reader. (Sunday Times)

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