I love to read on my Kindle. I am a fan of Thrillers, Suspense and Mystery. My simple pleasure are Verse Novels. Always on the side is a cup of Earl Grey Tea. I am a Pilates/yoga instructor and a mother of a 7 year old. I post Reviews on Amazon, LibraryThing, Goodreads and here. I live in Bermuda.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Review - The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey
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?
My Review - 4 Great to the Last Drop
Very intriguing mystery indeed, this one will keep you entertained while stimulating your mind. I am still left with a 'What', what did I just read, what happened, what the hell, yup just a big 'What', but all in a good way.
Every character, including Daniel Hayes had me thinking, are they who the author wants us to think they are? I really found this unique and thought provoking. Our intro into meeting Daniel Hayes is when he awakes on the beach and then finds a wallet with the license of Daniel but he doesn't remember anything including who he is, so he accepts that he is Daniel Hayes. This was a huge unanswered question, how did he end up at the beach, did he have amnesia and really not remember who he was. Great quote about this "Really, all of the questions come down to one. Who are you when you don't remember who you are?"
I loved the flow of the story, always getting more information and action action action.
Daniel is a writer and at times there were scripted scenes, I was confused with these as I couldn't figure out if they were real, a figure of imagination or what is to come. Another quote which explains this..... "The only real thing, the only true thing, is the present. That's it."
This was a fast paced story and Daniel was living in hell throughout it all, who do you trust when you don't remember anything. Again, this story is intriguing, I must go and read other reviews again because I feel like I was left out of the secret. This sounds like a negative but honestly it is a huge positive for this psychological mystery.
I definitely want to try another by Marcus Sakey, Amateurs has been recommended to me.