Tuesday, May 24, 2011

When No One is Watching-Joseph Hayes

If you did something horrible, and there were no witnesses, would guilt make you confess? How would you hide your emotions and keep it from eating at you? What if it all came back to haunt you after decades of getting away with it?

Blair Van Howe and Danny Moran are lawyers, partners and best friends. They have been celebrating a big victory, and Danny has passed out, leaving Blair to drive them home. When Blair loses control of the car and causes a deadly accident, he puts Danny in the drivers seat and runs away. Blair, you see, has political aspirations, and if no one sees it doesn't happen, right?

Blair calls on his father in law for advice and is told to distance himself from Danny, which he does, cutting Danny out of his life completely. As Blair rises, Danny stumbles, doing prison time, losing almost everything, before finally coming to grips with his addiction and rebuilding his life.

This book made me wonder how many lies (other than the obvious) we are told by our politicians. Can you trust anyone?

Does Blair come clean? Does Danny succeed, and get his life back? I don't want to spoil it! I can't say I love, loved this book, but it really made me think!

I received this book from Newman Communications for review. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Joemmama,

    This sounds like a great book and from an author that is unknown to me, a definite for future reading lists.

    I don't really think there are many people out there that we can completely trust these days. Everyone has an agenda and are only interested in themselves and in getting what they want out of life.

    Politicians are, I suppose, the obvious targets, but they do bring it on themselves and on the whole deserve all the bad press they get. At the end of the day, they are still just ordinary people, plucked from normal communities and given huge power to wield, both financially and morally.