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Now You See Me Paperback – July 29, 2014
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Emma Haughton worked as a freelance journalist, writing features for a wide variety of newspapers and glossy magazines before becoming an author. A mother of four, she now lives and writes in Dorset. Now You See Me is her first novel.
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I won a copy of Now You See Me through a first reads giveaway.
Now You See Me was a great read. The characters were well developed and full of depth, very easy to care about and become attached to. The main character Hannah was so well written that I felt like I knew her, her emotions and feelings were portrayed really well.
The plot kept me guessing for a huge part of the book, although I did eventually work out what was going on ahead of it being revealed. Even though I had guessed the twists that were in the book, it in no way ruined the enjoyment of reading. The book held my attention the whole way through, I just had to keep turning the pages to discover the outcome. The story flowed really well and I found myself totally immersed.
I would have liked to have read a little more from Danny's point of view, I know the why but I would also have liked to know how.
I found this highly intriguing throughout, not least because Hannah herself had great depth of character, her thought processes and actions bringing into sharp focus the emotional turmoil that loss can bring – especially loss where there is no closure, no clue as to what went wrong. Even though we have an insular view of events, told as it is solely by the one person, the rest of the “cast” come alive through her eyes – her father, Danny’s parents and Sister, her friends – and she manages to make you feel her frustration as it becomes clear that secrets are being kept.
As the tale unfolds it is absolutely riveting – one of those stories that is not only thrilling but highly emotional, often upsetting but always compelling and that makes you cling on, desperate for the answers. As in life though, not everything is clear cut and often the truth we seek can hurt – another reason I found this one so fascinating, especially when it came to Danny’s mum, an amazingly complex yet captivating character.
It has a wonderful flow to it, beautifully written to keep you on your toes, totally character driven with a real poignant feel that puts you in the moment, I can certainly recommend this for anyone who loves a twisty tale with heart and soul.
Happy Reading Folks!
**Kindle copy purchased via Amazon UK**
I won't say any more about the plot because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but this is only the start. This is a most exciting story with bags of plot, lots of mystery and plenty of pace. The characters are well drawn, and the relationships between the characters are very nicely observed; most notably the adults’ differences which are skilfully under-played, and the friendship between Hannah and Danny’s little sister Alice (who has Down’s syndrome) which is touchingly warm and sweet.
There is so much to enjoy in this story. The nearer the end I got, the more I realised how beautifully the different story-lines had been woven together, and yet the more convinced I became that there was no way it could all be tied up satisfactorily.
And then it ended, and the end was both unexpected and rewarding.
A great debut novel I heartily recommend.