I want to welcome Joseph Hayes to Books R Us. Mr. Hayes is the author of his debut book When No One is Watching. He is touring the Blogosphere with Partners in Crime Tours. Thanks for stopping by.
On the eve of announcing his run for Congress, a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident. Panicked, he frames his best friend, a good-hearted alcoholic, and flees the scene. As one man tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, the other embarks on a meteoric rise to political stardom. But when a dogged detective digs deeper into the case, the political superstar must decide just how far he is willing to go to keep his dark secret and avoid an explosive scandal that could ruin him and rock the entire nation. In this suspenseful thriller, author Joseph Hayes asks, is "the greater good" just a lie we tell ourselves to justify the sins we commit when no one is watching?
A fantastic thriller and the author has a vivid imagination that is portrayed in his writing. The storyline covers many years and after Blair leaves Danny at the scene of an accident, Danny tries to go on with his life. Blair becomes a political giant and Danny attends AA meetings to help overcome his addiction.. As I read the novel, I disliked Blair due to the fact that he was a coward and lier. Many years later, Detective Slazak discovers that Blair was the driver and as he tries to pursue his suspicions his life may be in danger. When Danny finds out that he did not cause the accident his life changes and he is able to move on. Does Blair get what he deserves? I guess you have to read the book to find out. If you like suspense, politics and drama this is the book for you. I was hooked from the first page and I finished the novel rather quickly. This is a great debut novel and I hope that Mr. Hayes continues to write in the future.
Disclaimer- I was given a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.