Thursday, June 9, 2011

Review: The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes

A man wakes up naked and cold, half-drowned on an abandoned beach. The only sign of life for miles is an empty BMW. Inside the expensive car he finds clothes that fit perfectly, shoes for his tattered feet, a Rolex, and a bank envelope stuffed with cash and an auto registration in the name of Daniel Hayes, resident of Malibu, California.

None of it is familiar.

What is he doing here? How did he get into the ocean? Is he Daniel Hayes, and if so, why doesn't he remember? While he searches for answers, the world searches for him-beginning with the police that kick in the door of his dingy motel, with guns drawn. Lost, alone, and on the run, the man who might be Daniel Hayes flees into the night.

All he remembers is a woman's face, so he sets off for the only place he might find her. The fantasy of her becomes his home, his world, his hope. And maybe, just maybe, the way back to himself.

But that raises the most chilling question of all: What will he find when he gets there?

My Review:

Sounds tasty right? Okay let's just say that from the start of this book I wanted to know just what the H. E. doublehockeysticks...was going on! Good start, right? Yeah! From the get-go my brain was all aflutter trying to piece together all the puzzle pieces so I could be like Scooby Doo and solve the mystery!

Poor Daniel doesn't know what's going on either! It's like we are solving this problem together with him...or are we? :S Crazysauce keeps getting poured all over the story, which muchly mucks up whatever formulating that you've done since the start! Then more questions get dropped in your lap, for which more thinking must be done! I loved that! I kinda knew I was in love with this book from the start..yeah I said it. I loved it. I loved it quite hard actually! Read it!

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult (June 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052595211X

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