Sunday, 15 April 2018

The Man I Think I Know by Mike Gayle

Ever since The Incident, James DeWitt has stayed on the safe side.
He likes to know what happens next.
Danny Allen is not on the safe side. He is more past the point of no return.
The past is about to catch up with both of them in a way that which will change their lives forever, unexpectedly.
But redemption can come in the most unlikely ways.

I have read many of Mike Gayle’s novels but having just finished reading his latest release The Man I Think I Know it is easy for me to say that this book is by far his best book yet and will be a book that everyone will be talking about.
The storyline is told by James and Danny who both used to go to the same school but were more in competition with each other than friends. Being at such a thought after school the lads were destined for big things but for them both life has thrown life changing events their way which has changed their paths.
After an accident leaves James with a brain injury he has lived back home with his parents but when they are surprised with a break away there is no one to look after him so he has to go to a respite home. The last person he expects to see working there is Danny Allen from school.
This was such an addictive read that I was desperate to get back to at every available chance. Both Danny and James were so well developed that it soon felt like I was hearing from friends and I was rooting for them the whole way through.
The friendship that quickly forms between James and Danny felt so honest with James beginning to get some kind of independent life and confidence back with the help and support of Danny and little does he realise at the time how much James is helping him in return too.
Mike Gayle writes James character perfectly and delicately giving us an insight into someone living with ABI, the effects it has on their friends and family as well as on the sufferer’s day to day life. The feeling of wanting others to know that although they have changed in some aspects in others they are still very much the person they were before quite capable of cracking a joke. This book will bring great awareness to ABI in a wonderful way with humour and emotion that will touch each readers heart and stay in their mind for a long time yet.
The storyline really gets you thinking that life is too short and you never know what is around the corner so you have to grab life with both hands and make the most of every day. I urge you all to read this book and I can guarantee you will full in love with both James and Danny.

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1 comment:

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