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The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

A tremendous story from an author who is among the young masters

THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES has already met with a great deal of critical acclaim, and rightly so. Marcus Sakey is simply a gifted author, and this layered, complicated, intricately detailed story is not one bit self-indulgent (unlike a certain tale of a tattooed you...
THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES has already met with a great deal of critical acclaim, and rightly so. Marcus Sakey is simply a gifted author, and this layered, complicated, intricately detailed story is not one bit self-indulgent (unlike a certain tale of a tattooed young woman that I could mention, but won't).

But here's the rub: If you're looking for an easy read, this isn't it. THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES will raise your heart rate and blood pressure. It will keep you up past your bedtime. It will frustrate you because just when you think you have it all figured out.you don't. Trust me, you really don't.

So what's it about? No easy answer to this. It's about a guy who has amnesia. It's about good and evil. But it also includes subplots that shine a light on love and marriage, the criminal justice system, celebrity culture, American geography, and more. THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES starts with a bang on a cold and deserted beach in Maine, and takes a wild and gloriously twisted road from there.

If you're looking for a book in which you can lose yourself, THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES fits the bill. It's a standalone novel, and you need not have read Sakey's previous novels to appreciate it.

One of my most common complaints about booksis that some novels have too many characters. Authors can occasionally throw in characters that don't serve a real purpose, or there are just so many that keeping track of who's done what to whom is cumbersome. While THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES has a large cast for sure, Sakey gives the right amount of attention to each. He gets the balance just right. I never had to flip back to a character's last appearance to remember his or her role.

posted by ErinFaye on June 9, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the effort less than 1/2 star!

Story just flip flopped around; making the first 200 pages boring and just as the plot was winding up the author just couldn't pull even the end together. I really thought I stumbled on to a new author....

posted by 7376337 on June 21, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Easy and suspensefuk

    Good easy read makes you want to help solve the mysteries

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

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