Book Review: Man of the Year, by Caroline Louise Walker
By Mary Inman
How many times in our lives do we not really know the truth about the people close to us? In this debut novel a view into one family’s secrets, kept hidden through the lies they tell each other, reveals a multitude of problems within the nuclear unit of Dr. Robert Hart. A man who seemingly has it all on the surface, begins to crack when suspicion over the relationship his beautiful wife develops with his son’s best friend consumes his thoughts. Being recently selected to receive the township’s Citizen of the Year award once felt like just icing on the cake of his perfect life. But after a shocking tragedy, he soon finds himself in a downward spiral, trying to cover his tracks with little lies that build and multiply. There are more than a few twists in the Hart family’s story, and as the pace quickens towards its conclusion readers will be shocked by a totally unexpected finale.
Man of the Year will keep readers frantically turning the pages, wondering whom they can trust as they search for the truth.