Title: I Am No One
Author: Patrick Flanery
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
Pub. Date: 5 July, 2016
To know that we are being passively observed is such a fundamental part of our culture that we hardly notice anymore. But, what if passive became active, wouldn’t the same feelings of notional security become malignant and darkly invasive? This is what happens to Jeremy O’Keefe. He has secrets, of course. When he begins receiving what appears to be proof that he is not only being watched and possibly targeted for far more sinister business, his life becomes more complicated than he could ever have imagined in his worst thoughts of conspiracy.
This book is Patrick Flanery taking a dignified stroll through Grand Central Park. There is a low-grade pervasive sense of danger, but really, the people, the fall colors, the crisp air and the tweed are suffocating and…stately. It just walks from cover to cover, without raising the heart rate.
Patrick Flanery is a lovely writer who uses language to create imagery very well. I just can’t get behind this one. Don’t let that stop you from giving it a try, it may be your cup of tea. It is well-written, just not sparky enough for my taste. I did love the cover!
A copy was received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.