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Now You See Him

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction

Now You See Him

Eli Gottlieb

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847651600 (1 Oct 2010)

About the book

Nick Framingham is still reeling from the recent death of his childhood best friend, the writer Rob Castor, who committed suicide after killing his ex-girlfriend in Manhattan. Rob's death unleashes a series of unexpected revelations in the lives of his friends and family in upstate New York. Nick's own marriage to his college sweetheart, Lucy, begins to unravel as he struggles to understand what drove Rob to murder. Rekindling an old relationship with his first love, Belinda, Rob's volatile and beautiful sister, Nick begins to retrace not only Rob's last days but also their shared childhood, looking for clues to explain his friend's actions. As he begins to re-evaluate his own life and his past, a fault line opens up beneath him, leading him all the way to the book's startling conclusion.

About the author

Eli Gottlieb's The Boy Who Went Away won the prestigious Rome Prize and the 1998 McKitterick Prize from the British Society of Authors. It also received extraordinary notices and was a New York Times Notable book.


A beautiful, wise and funny book about grief and about friendship - but most of all about marriage. I've rarely seen the decline of a relationship observed so wittily, or in such piercingly accurate detail. My jaw kept dropping in envy - God, this man can write!

- Jonathan Coe

A true literary page-turner ... It is at turns both heartbreaking and breathtaking.

- Ann Patchett

A heartbreaking thriller. Our book of the summer

- Sunday Times

You'll be hooked

- Look

Eli Gottlieb has a gift for precise and original imagery... a witty, pitiless dissection of how relationships follow their own arc of destruction

- Brandon Robshaw, Independent on Sunday

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction

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