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Gripping Psychological Thriller
on 17 October 2004
Now You See Me is a beautifully written novel which keeps you absolutely captivated from the first page to the last. The plot is exciting and heartbreaking, with an ending that will leave you shocked but not completely crushed, as there is a spark of hope for the future. The characters are not stereotypical `lovable' people but are victims of circumstance and of their own destructive tendencies and this makes for a fascinating and gripping story.
The two main characters, Lamb and Doggo, are both hiding from things in their pasts and when their secrets are finally revealed you cannot help but feel desperately sorry for them. I read a review of this book which says that it is impossible to read it without completely immersing yourself in Lamb's world and seeing everything through her eyes and I totally agree with this. By the end of the novel I felt I knew her inside out.
The writing style of Lesley Glaister can only be admired and applauded. It has a lovely poetic quality to it that effortlessly keeps you turning pages. She can make anything seem possible (even spontaneous combustion!) and has a knack for making characters come alive no matter how bizarre they are.
Overall Now You See Me was a fantastic psychological thriller which was different from anything that I had read before in terms of style, plot and characters. I would recommend this to anyone who likes being kept in suspense by a really, really good writer. I am sure that readers who like books by Ruth Rendell / Barbara Vine will especially love this book.