Archive | August 20, 2020

The Nothing Man – Catherine Ryan Howard.

The Nothing Man


Back Of the book :

I was the girl who survived the Nothing Man.
Now I am the woman who is going to catch him…

You’ve just read the opening pages of The Nothing Man, the true crime memoir Eve Black has written about her obsessive search for the man who killed her family nearly two decades ago.

Supermarket security guard Jim Doyle is reading it too, and with each turn of the page his rage grows. Because Jim was – is – the Nothing Man.

The more Jim reads, the more he realises 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…


What I think : 

When Supermarket Security guard, Jim Doyle goes to work one morning he gets the shock of his life. Because when he goes into the book section there he finds a new book entitled The Nothing Man. The book is about a serial killer that terrorised the area nearly twenty years ago and killed the author Eve Black’s, family. She has written the book because she needs to find out who killed them and maybe in the course of writing it she may find some new evidence and finally convict the person that took her family. The police called this killer ‘The Nothing Man’ because he simply never left anything behind, no clues, no DNA, Nothing.

The killer was never found …

Jim knows exactly who ‘The Nothing Man’ was, it was him …

Now it seems that Eve Black is getting closer to finding out too …

OMG !! what a book !!

This is a book in a book, it starts off just how a normal book would, then all of a sudden you are reading what the main character of the book is reading and you’re finding out first hand how that particular character is reacting to certain events in the book. ( the book in the book) I couldn’t put I down, I had to keep on reading to find out what happened.

I don’t want say too much because I don’t want to give any of the plot away but I will say this, its brilliantly written with very believable characters. The ending is fabulous and it has a bit of a sting in its tail.

I loved this creepy, dark atmospheric book so much ! Books don’t usually make me scared or creeped out but this one managed to in spades. I was reading it just before bed and it had me jumping at my own shadow !!

I give this book a very well-earned 10/10 and I look forward to the next book with interest.


Published by Corvus books on 20/08/20.

The biggest thank you to the very lovely folk at Corvus books for the review copy of the book in return for an honest review.