The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard #NetGalley #TheNothingMan #catherineryanhoward @CorvusBooks


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…


The Nothing Man


The chance of a good nights sleep became a thing of the past for quite a while after reading this book. When I went to bed every little noise became a turn of the key in my door, a footstep on the landing and the sound of someone breathing. It was all down to reading The Nothing Man. What an atmospheric read it was! Tense, scary and definitely under the covers reading and when the sun goes down, to get those extra goosebump moments.

Eve Black had been the only survivor when her family had been murdered by The Nothing Man, a name given to him because he never left any clues about himself behind. Almost twenty years on Eve still struggles with the night her mother, father and younger sister were brutally murdered. As part of her ongoing recovery, she had written a book about The Nothing Man and the families that he destroyed, in the hope that new evidence may still be out there. One man is desperate to read the book, after all, it is about him…..

What a terrific story told by Eve and by the serial killer, who had laid dormant all these years. The story drops back to the crimes that he committed, who he was and how he had easily blended into society so that no-one would ever suspect him of being such a high profile killer.

Eve is an exceptional character whose confidence and determination grows throughout the book. The killer, on the other hand, really does instill fear into you, arrogant, angry and playing the part of blending into normal life, be it without friends. Eve certainly knows how to push this man’s buttons to try and finish what he began all those years ago.

This is a mint read, very highly recommended.

I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


Catherine Ryan Howard

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982. Her debut thriller, DISTRESS SIGNALS (2016), was an Irish Times and USA Today bestseller, and was shortlisted for both the Irish Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger. Her second thriller, THE LIAR’S GIRL (2018) was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She currently lives in Dublin, where she divides her time between the desk and the sofa.

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