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He's behind you!,
This review is from: We Are Here (Hardcover)
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This book had a name change before it arrived at my door. Now called "The Forgotten,"which is a better title in my opinion, it is both interesting and slightly whacky as we have come to expect from Michael Marshall aka Michael Marshall Smith. He has a rare talent of allowing the reader to calmly follow his storyline and then punching them in the face with a line or two...lines you have to read and reread several times....making sure you read it right!
David is a struggling author and has arrived in New York, with his wife Dawn, to visit the publisher who has happily taken him on board at long last. As they are returning to the station he becomes aware of a man following him. Just as he boards the train, the man whispers in David's ear..just two words...."Remember Me." That is weird enough, but when the stranger appears in his home town, David becomes very concerned. What does this guy want? Does it have something to do with his past? Something he has forgotten?
John Henderson and his wife Kristina live back in New York and when Kristina asks him to help a woman she has met at her book club, he reluctantly agrees. Catherine is also being followed and John believes it is just an ex-lover trying to spook her. Of course, things are not what they appear, and we find ourselves being introduced to a whole otherworldly group of characters who live along side the residents of New York. Not happily either anymore and things are about to get very scary.
I don't want to spoil the plot here, but suffice it to say that Michael Marshall has worked his magic again and his descriptive prose and characterisation are spot on. I love his writing and believe he challenges his readers, making the unlikly seem completely plausible.