From the New York Times bestselling author comes a novel of drama, mystery, scandal, and intrigue -- now a motion picture
Daryl Graham has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him. From his extreme attractiveness to his undeniable swag, Daryl is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be.
Connie, an unhappy wife, turns to Daryl for help losing weight, hoping to fix her marriage. But when Daryl starts making Connie feel beautiful again, she questions whether her marriage is worth saving. Benny, a spoiled teenager raised by a single father, looks up to Daryl. When an unexpected event occurs, Benny is left questioning everything he's ever known to be true. Krystal, Daryl's first love, wants to make things work with her current boyfriend. Yet having Daryl back in her life sends her happy home spiraling out of control. And Avery, Connie's husband, doesn't care about anything or anyone when a financial opportunity comes his way-that is, until he notices how much time his wife is spending with their new neighbor.
Everything seems to be going well, until someone is murdered, and everyone becomes a prime suspect.
PRAISE FOR THE MAN IN 3B
"Weber packs his latest urban soap opera with all seven deadly sins . . . [To] err is not only human, but a whole lot more fun to read." -Publishers Weekly
"Contains lots of the drama and tight writing style that has made him a New York Times bestselling author, and more importantly, all the surprises and shocks readers won't see coming." -Examiner.com
All the women want him and all the men fear him. The murder by arson of hunky Daryl Graham shatters his Queens, NY, community, including the suspects: Krystal, an ex-flame and schoolteacher whose passion for Daryl can't match her insatiable desire for drugs; her cocaine-dealing fianc ; Connie, a sex-starved house frau who's let herself go to pot; her husband Avery who kicks her out to set off on a life of crime; and 21-year-old brainiac Benny whose womanizing firefighter dad wonders what kind of influence Daryl wielded over his son. Weber (The Choir Director) packs his latest urban soap opera with all seven deadly sins in a bawdy mystery that doesn't take its flawed characters too seriously. The villains and heroes, each given their own, rotating perspectives, are a hot mess alternately coldly selfish and admirably selfless. Though an unlikely twist gives everyone exactly who and what they deserve, fans will likely suspend belief for the tidy bow on this flashy little package. After all, to err is not only human, but a whole lot more fun to read.
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Love the ending. Can not wait for the sequel. I believe Connie have more to her than we all think. I think she did kill Krystal mom. Good read.
Great book ❤️👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Not my best read
So this is my book clubs selection for this month. I got through it but it's not what I enjoy in a novel. Writing was very elementary, character-development skills need work, and the "twisted plot" left a lot to be desired.
I know I won't be reading anymore by this author. I'm glad for him that he's a NYT best seller but I prefer a better writing. I love African American fiction and mystery but from a better writing style along the lines of Bernice L. McFadden, J. California Cooper, Walter Mosley, etc.
I had to go back an re-read and reference with notes because of the lack of flow and consistency.