The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner - thinking the Nelsons' house was empty - stepped through their back door.
After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London and quickly develops a close friendship with the Nelson family next door. Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. Despite this, the new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything. Michael is left bearing a burden of grief and a secret he must keep, but the truth can only be kept at bay for so long.
Moving from London and New York to the deserts of Nevada, I Saw a Man is a brilliant exploration of violence, guilt and attempted redemption, written with the pace and grip of a thriller. Owen Sheers takes the reader from close observation of the domestic sphere to some of the most important questions and dilemmas of the contemporary world.
Such a bad book, absolutely awful. The story took so so long to develop, the 'big event' that happens doesn't happen until OVER half way through the book! And when it did it was just a let down. I'm so disappointed I wasted my money and time on such a bad book.
I saw a man
Very poor story - started off good, but carried on to be drivel, too descriptive. Real coincidence how things happened, absolute rubbish!!
Would not recommend it to anyone