Tuesday, December 20, 2011
THE FACE THIEF by Eli Gottlieb
"A powerfully dark and gripping tale of two men obsessed with one very charismatic, very damaged woman who is determined to con from each of them everything she needs to survive..."
The novel starts with a woman falling down the stairs. We don't know if she has been pushed but we quickly discover that there are two men who could have done it.
Josh Potash invested his savings, only to discover it was a scam, so he tries to find the woman and try and get his money back.
Lawrence Billings is a "face reader" who has written books and gives seminars. Margot asks for personal lessons and becomes a prize student.
A cop questions Margot as her memory slowly returns. He knows what she is but thinks he can change her.
The story moves between the three characters. None are really likeable but they are very human. You may not like the ending but I found it fitting with the rest of the story. I would recommend this to anyone who can enjoy a book off the beaten path.
my rating 5/5
I received this book from Amazon Vine Program