Man of the Year

Man of the Year

Beware the Man of the Year. You may praise him, resent him, even want to be him: but beneath the elegant trappings that define him, danger looms. Caroline Louise Walker?s stunning debut novel, for fans of Herman Koch?s The Dinner and Shari Lapena?s The Couple Next Door, delves into the increasingly paranoid mind of a man whose life as the most upstanding of citizens hides Beware the Man of the Year. You may praise him, resent him, even want to be him: but beneath the elegant trappings t...

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Title:Man of the Year
Author:Caroline Louise Walker
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Man of the Year
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Man of the Year Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Feb 24, 2019
    ....Trust no one. ....Everyone is telling lies ....There is an accident - or ?perhaps? a crime. ....What?s the right choice to make? ...,What?s the new ?right? choice to make? ....Who is protecting who? Chew on this: ?Could it be that everything I?ve done...
  • J.T.
    Feb 01, 2019
    Wow! ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    May 29, 2019
    Dark, compelling, engrossing. I started reading this book and was absolutely captivated by the characters. It opens up with a celebration, an event honoring Robert Hart, M.D. for his contributions to the community he lives in, he has been named MAN OF THE YEAR. His son (Jonah) and t...
  • Jamie
    May 28, 2019
    Man of the Year is a thriller with a bit of a domino effect - Dr. Robert Hart?s paranoia has gotten the best of him. Bobby is convinced his son?s best friend Nick, who is currently staying with him and his wife and son in their posh Hamptons home is having an affair with his wife, ...
  • Wendy Walker
    Apr 28, 2019
    This book was full of surprises and complex characters. It kept on turning right until the last chapter! ...
  • Theresa Alan
    Apr 03, 2019
    This was a tough one for me because I had a really hard time getting through the first half since I hated the primary narrator Robert so much. So I read the reviews on Goodreads, which were pretty glowing, and thus I persevered. I liked the second half of this novel much more than the ...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Apr 24, 2019
    3.5 Stars (rounded down) Paranoia! Oh What it does to a Man! What happens when you start suspecting your spouse of cheating? Do you confront them immediately or do you start trying to gather evidence without saying a word? What happens if the person you suspect them of cheating ...
  • Julie
    Jun 15, 2019
    Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker is a 2019 Gallery Books publication. A twisty examination of the long lasting repercussions of infidelity ? By all accounts, Dr. Robert Hart is a confident and productive member of society. He has just received a prestigious award, has...
  • Dianne
    May 21, 2019
    Oh, the webs we weave?Meet the Man of the Year, the man who has it all, prestige, respect, a trophy wife and a seemingly perfect life, but what happens when he begins to believe he is more than a mere man? What happens when his picture perfect concept of his world begins to unravel a...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    May 31, 2019
    Don?t expect Man of the Year to be a mystery or thriller because it?s not. Instead, the novel is literary suspense thanks to the way Caroline Louise Walker masterfully captured the inner nature of Dr. Robert Hart, Sag Harbor?s newest Citizen of the Year. Instead of being action o...
  • Carol
    May 02, 2019
    First, Do No Harm.......right. Recognized as MAN OF THE YEAR in his community, Dr. Robert Hart lives the good life, has a hot wife....who flaunts her stuff, a 20 year old son Jonah from his first marriage who comes to stay as well as his friend Nick who resides in the guest house. But,...
  • Myrna
    Jun 24, 2019
    An engaging tale of paranoia taking over Dr. Hart?s life and the effects it has on his family. Not a psychological thriller but a slow burn wondering what will happen next and what secrets might be lurking behind each door. People are not always what they appear to be and what an end...
  • Joann
    Mar 14, 2019
    Whoa! At first I wasn't too sure about this one. It seemed too obvious, I wasn't sure where it was headed and it was a little wordy. But by the end, the twists and turns had me reading into the night! Robert is the "Citizen of the Year" for his community. An upstanding doctor with ...
  • Monika Sadowski
    May 21, 2019
    Out of control, jealous husband, beautiful wife and young summer house guest. Sounds good to me. In this suspend thriller I also experienced some twists and turns which made me read this story with a big curiosity. Good writing. Thank you to NetGalley and publisher for a free copy...
  • Ludwig
    Jun 11, 2019
    3.75 stars. "And still, in that moment, I knew that [He] saw me as fragile, which made him feel powerful, which makes him happy; and happy is easier to live with...and so I chose to sit there looking fragile, so he could recharge, so we could get back to normal." Damn. As someone...
  • Felicia
    Mar 11, 2019
    This is one of those books that are nearly impossible to review because nothing I say will do it justice so I will begin with... THIS BOOK IS SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT. The crux of this story is Caroline Louise Walker's writing. Period. This is among the best prose from a debut author t...
  • Kaceey
    Jun 11, 2019
    3.5* Dr. Robert Hart has it all. A successful career and a new, young beautiful wife. When his son Jonah comes home he?s accompanied by his strikingly good looking friend Nick. Does the good doctor have any reason for concern? Nonsense, his wife wouldn?t actually cheat on him...wo...
  • Dianna
    Feb 13, 2019
    I can't really say that I liked this book at all. The writing seemed flat. The characters felt underdeveloped and there were plot points introduced that never went anywhere. Having multiple narrators doesn't really pay off for me of you spend next to no time with the majority of them. ...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    Jun 01, 2019
    4.5 Deception VS Truth Stars * * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free When do we learn it...When do we learn to deceive? Does it happen when we as children instinctively do not want to be caught doing something bad or naughty...and we innocently tell our first lie...No, we didn't eat the cookies whe...
  • Seema Rao
    Mar 02, 2019
    Engrossing~ Surprising ~ Satisfying tl;dr: Perfection almost always hides cracks WOW. I was impressed by this book. Until this minute, I hadn't realized the author was a woman. Given most of the book is interior monologue of a man, that is amazing. In this story, a man with an en...
  • Marti
    Feb 12, 2019
    So stinking twisty I never saw many of the twists coming. Highly recommend!!! ...
  • Jackie
    Jul 10, 2019
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. It?s a decent book but has too many metaphors and the writing is awkward. Additionally I didn?t like all of the POVs ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 06, 2019
    3-3.5 STARS Man of the Year is a character study of one really unlikable fellow and his erratic response to the assumption that his wife is connecting in a sensual way with their son's best friend, Nick. This will be a hit or miss for some folks, as Bobby is a SUPER unlikable charac...
  •  Li'l Owl ~ Incorrigible Reader
    Jun 20, 2019
    This book just wasn't for me but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did! Overall 3?'s. I'd like to mention that I really like the unique cover! I fold the questionnaire and slip it into my lab coat pocket and head back to Exam Room Four, where I take a seat at the corner desk, crossi...
  • Michelle
    Mar 26, 2019
    Dr. Robert (Bobby) Hart, Man of the Year recipient, the envy of all in his community. He's married to his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, whose beauty knows no bounds. Of course, it should be known that their relationship began while both were married to other people. Infidelity, being the most h...
  • Erin (from Long Island, NY)
    Aug 02, 2019
    Yes! What a great surprise! This book was so much better then I even expected! Sometimes in thrillers you find yourself wading through background info just trying to get to the action, or waiting for the ?twist..? Not here! I was hooked from the very beginning, before anything even...
  • Author Annabelle Leigha
    Jul 18, 2019
    I figured out part of it then it turns out it was all a LIE!!!! I'm totally buying this one for my library!!! As good as Ms. Constantine! ...
  • Jypsy
    Mar 05, 2019
    Man Of The Year is a wow kind of story. As in, wow didn't see that coming! It's a story about a very successful man coming unraveled. His downward spiral pulls you into its trap of paranoia, narcissistic mayhem and twisted creepiness. The story is so engrossing and well written that yo...
  • Amanda
    Jul 01, 2019
    3.5 stars. This is a character study of Dr. Robert Hart who despite being recently named Man of the Year, is experiencing some troubles at home. Robert's son Jonah is home for the summer and has brought his best friend Nick with him to stay at his dad's house. However, Robert is ext...
  • Paul
    Feb 18, 2019
    This was good mystery/thriller. It's short, so you don't get a lot of character development. It is a sort of study in paranoia. But it is utterly unpredictable, and I stayed engaged throughout. I look forward to her next book. I really appreciate the ARC for review! ...