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Man of the Year Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker is a 2019 Gallery Books publication A twisty examination of the long lasting repercussions of infidelity –By all accounts Dr Robert Hart is a confident and productive member of society He has just received a prestigious award has a successful career friends a big house a boat and his beautiful wife ElizabethBut every family has its hidden instabilities For Robert and Elizabeth it is the stigma of building a marriage upon a foundation of infidelity They were both married to other people when their relationship began but after divorcing their respective spouses they married Now after a decade their marriage appears to be a stable one However Robert’s son from his first marriage Jonah was the collateral damage in Robert’s decision to leave his family for Elizabeth For years Jonah has been resentful and aimless and naturally feels uncomfortable around his stepmother But things are finally looking up Jonah is staying with Robert and Elizabeth for the summer and he has even brought a friend along with him Nick’s parents are both dead and with no other big plans on the horizon he readily accepts Elizabeth’s invitation to stay for the entire summer with Jonah However Robert is not so keen on that idea He’s jealous of Nick believing he has designs on his wife Not only that Elizabeth seems to bask in the glow of his attentions And why not? After all she did cheat on her first husband with Robert didn’t she? Robert’s paranoia once it has taken root knows no bounds as he plots to nudge Nick out his home under the pretext of saving his family Oh what a tangled web we weaveWhat a twisted little story this is Infidelity and the mistrust all that implies is at the heart of this story Robert’s actions are based on deeply buried suspicions about Elizabeth his guilty conscience about his son’s struggles and his supreme arrogance and insecurities Once the lies and machinations begin there is a tragic snowball effect raising the stakes even higher as Robert could lose everything including his career I thought this story was clever although most readers will figure out a few of the twists in advance That’s not really an issue for me in this case as the dark humor in the story was rich and uite delicious This book is packed with morally bankrupt characters some hoping to cash in on an unexpected opportunity while others are laying well concealed traps The fun is in trying to decipher which one is worse than the other and watching it all play out in the most bizarre way imaginable How will you judge these characters? Will you believe the worst about them or give them the benefit of the doubt or condemn them all? This is a dark character driven mystery and even a little addicting A good book to pack with you for a day at the beach 4 stars 35Dr Robert Hart has it all A successful career and a new young beautiful wife When his son Jonah comes home he’s accompanied by his strikingly good looking friend Nick Does the good doctor have any reason for concern? Nonsense his wife wouldn’t actually cheat on himwould she?I loved being a fly on the wall witnessing the unraveling of the Man of The Year Caroline Louise Walker writes a crafty thriller filled with delusion paranoia and lies None of the characters are very likablesome downright despicable But for this book it worked perfectlyThis is a good solid read though somewhat predictable but still sure to entertain youA buddy read with SusanneThank you to Jessica Roth at Gallery Books via NetGalley and Caroline Louise Walker for an ARC to read and review This is one of those books that are nearly impossible to review because nothing I say will do it justice so I will begin withTHIS BOOK IS SIMPLY MAGNIFICENTThe crux of this story is Caroline Louise Walker's writing Period This is among the best prose from a debut author that I have seen in some time Walker has woven an intricate plot featuring a complex and utterly engrossing protagonist Dr Robert HartRobert suspects his wife is cheating and he sets on a paranoid course of self destruction The lengths he goes to in order to satisfy his own suspicions while desperately trying to hold together his house of cards family is disuieting at bestThe beautiful things that grow from decay can make it awfully hard to leave the gardenThis is a subtle story told almost entirely in the mind of Robert Walker has written this character with such acuity I felt like I was on the inside of him looking out No longer a spectator I found myself seeing life through Robert's eyes This isn't a thriller so much as it is a study of characters So if the stereotypical twister is what you're anticipating then I suspect that you like myself will be bowled over by the ability of masterful storytelling combined with an insidious plot to keep you on the edge of your seat mouth agape I'm not giving anything away when I say that the ending is irony personified and it is sublimeFantastic debut Count me in for everything to come from this authorI received an ARC from Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review Dr Robert Bobby Hart Man of the Year recipient the envy of all in his community He's married to his 2nd wife Elizabeth whose beauty knows no bounds Of course it should be known that their relationship began while both were married to other people Infidelity being the most hurtful of all betrayals but yet they've managed to make their relationship work over the last ten years Bobby's 20 year old son Jonah has decided to spend his summer with them for the very first time which is a sign that old resentments may be mending Jonah's friend Nick has also come along and is invited to spend the summer in their guest house Beware the Man of the Year You may praise him resent him even want to be him but beneath the elegant trappings that define him danger looms What happens when Man of the Year suspects that his faithful wife and his sons young handsome and virile friend appear to be having an affair? The nerve My God The recklessness My power simmers and shines daring me to fight for this precious life I've built For Christ's sake Bobby take a stand When a relationship begins on infidelity I suppose it would be hard to overlook flirtatious smiles and coy glances especially when they aren't aimed at you but at someone much youthful Bobby let's his blood boil and his imagination run away with him and what a hoot it is to witness I probably should have hated this guy but I didn't and I have no idea what that says about me With so many lies being spun who is telling the truth? You'll have to read it to find out Walkers' writing is on point and I am stunned that this is her first novel She's made a fan of me 4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review This was a tough one for me because I had a really hard time getting through the first half since I hated the primary narrator Robert so much So I read the reviews on Goodreads which were pretty glowing and thus I persevered I liked the second half of this novel much than the first half in part because different narrators shared their accounts of events Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book which RELEASES JUNE 11 2019 For reviews please visit 35 Stars rounded downParanoia Oh What it does to a Man What happens when you start suspecting your spouse of cheating? Do you confront them immediately or do you start trying to gather evidence without saying a word? What happens if the person you suspect them of cheating with is younger attractive and extremely virile? What measures would you go to? Turns out some people are the jealous type Just ask Dr Robert “Bobby” Hart After just having received the “Man of the Year” award by the citizens of Sag Harbor you think he’d be on top of the world He has a thriving medical practice a gorgeous wife and is the envy of many Then his son Jonah and Jonah’s best friend Nick come for the summer Suspicions arise once Bobby notices how much his wife Elizabeth and Nick have in common Sitting by and doing nothing isn’t exactly an option once Bobby’s blood starts boiling “Man of the Year” is a character study of one man’s downward spiral detailing exactly how paranoia can destroy a person Bobby sure is a hoot and a half Despicable yes and yet you can’t tear your eyes away I’m pretty sure ok I am sure that not everyone acts the way he does when they have the same suspicions That being said this sure makes for one heck of an entertaining read “Man of the Year” is a slow burn You feel Bobby’s angst and the sickness that dwells within him once jealousy takes hold This is a character study not a true suspense novel and the thrill is in Caroline Louise Walker’s writing This was another buddy read with KaceeyThank you to Jessica Roth at Gallery Books NetGalley and Caroline Louise Walker for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest reviewPublished on Goodreads and NetGalley on 42419Will be published on on 61119 First Do No Harmright Recognized as MAN OF THE YEAR in his community Dr Robert Hart lives the good life has a hot wifewho flaunts her stuff a 20 year old son Jonah from his first marriage who comes to stay as well as his friend Nick who resides in the guest house But MAN OF THE YEAR Dr Hart is not perfect by any means nor is his family or any of his friends; not even his office manager MAN OF THE YEAR is made up of cheaters liars blackmailers and jealous suspicious minds that can be deadly Good debut for Caroline Louise Walker Arc provided by Gallery Pocket Books via NetGalley in exchange for review Beware the Man of the Year You may praise him resent him even want to be him but beneath the elegant trappings that define him danger looms Caroline Louise Walker’s stunning debut novel for fans of Herman Koch’s The Dinner and Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door delves into the increasingly paranoid mind of a man whose life as the most upstanding of citizens hides a relentlessly dark heartDr Robert Hart Sag Harbor’s just named Man of the Year is the envy of his friends and neighbors His medical practice is thriving He has a beautiful old house and a beautiful new wife and a beautiful boat docked in the village marina Even his wayward son Jonah is back on track doing well at school finally worthy of his father’s attentions So when Jonah’s troubled college roommate Nick needs a place to stay for the summer Hart and his wife generously offer him their guest house A win win Jonah will have someone to hang with and his father can bask in the warm glow of his own generosityBut when he begins to notice his new houseguest getting a little too close to his wife the good doctor’s veneer begins to crack All the little lies Robert tells—harmless falsehoods meant to protect everything he holds dear—begin to mount Before long he’s embroiled in a desperate downward spiral destroying the lives that stand in his way It’s only the women in his life—his devoted office manager his friends his wife—who can clearly see the truthBiting and timely Man of the Year races along at an electric pace with a wicked twist that you won’t see coming Dark compelling engrossing I started reading this book and was absolutely captivated by the charactersIt opens up with a celebration an event honoring Robert Hart MD for his contributions to the community he lives in he has been named MAN OF THE YEAR His son Jonah and the son's best friend Nick are spending the summer with Dr Hart and his wife but soon Dr Hart starts feeling uncomfortable by the looks twenty years old Nick is exchanging with his beautiful wifeThe story is narrated by different characters and this is the strength of the novel the characters' well drawn voices What happens as the story progresses is enthralling at some point it was like watching a train wreck collide with another train wreck and you just can't stop watching it or reading in my case Chilling endingOverall I enjoyed it it was dark entertaining and engaging Highly recommend it to readers of thrillers and contemporary fiction  Received ARC from the publisher via Netgalley 3 35 STARS Man of the Year is a character study of one really unlikable fellow and his erratic response to the assumption that his wife is connecting in a sensual way with their son's best friend Nick This will be a hit or miss for some folks as Bobby is a SUPER unlikable character but I found it kind of fun following along with his over the top narrative Make no mistake this is most definitely a character study and not a thriller but there is a vein of suspense that builds very slowly over the course of the novel A fun read and a nice debut from an author we are sure to hear from in the coming years Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley


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