Man of the Year

Man of the Year

Beware the Man of the Year. You may praise him, resent him, even want to be him: but beneath the elegant trappings that define him, danger looms. Caroline Louise Walker’s stunning debut novel, for fans of Herman Koch’s The Dinner and Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, delves into the increasingly paranoid mind of a man whose life as the most upstanding of citizens hides a relentlessly dark heart.

Dr. Robert Hart, Sag Harbor’s just-named Man of the Year, is the envy of his friends and neighbors. His medical practice is thriving. He has a beautiful old house and a beautiful new wife and a beautiful boat docked in the village marina. Even his wayward son, Jonah, is back on track, doing well at school, finally worthy of his father’s attentions. So when Jonah’s troubled college roommate, Nick, needs a place to stay for the summer, Hart and his wife generously offer him their guest house. A win-win: Jonah will have someone to hang with, and his father can bask in the warm glow of his own generosity.

But when he begins to notice his new houseguest getting a little too close to his wife, the good doctor’s veneer begins to crack. All the little lies Robert tells—harmless falsehoods meant to protect everything he holds dear—begin to mount. Before long, he’s embroiled in a desperate downward spiral, destroying the lives that stand in his way. It’s only the women in his life—his devoted office manager, his friends, his wife—who can clearly see the truth.

Biting and timely, Man of the Year races along at an electric pace, with a wicked twist that you won’t see coming.

Title:Man of the Year
ISBN:9781982100452
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    Man of the Year Reviews

  • Elyse Walters

    ....Trust no one. ....Everyone is telling lies ....There is an accident - or ‘perhaps’ a crime. ....What’s the right choice to make?...,What’s the new ‘right’ choice to make? ....Who is pr...

  • Julie

    Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker is a 2019 Gallery Books publication. A twisty examination of the long lasting repercussions of infidelity –By all accounts, Dr. Robert Hart is a confident a...

  • Felicia

    This is one of those books that are nearly impossible to review because nothing I say will do it justice so I will begin with...THIS BOOK IS SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT.The crux of this story is Caroline Louis...

  • Michelle

    Dr. Robert (Bobby) Hart, Man of the Year recipient, the envy of all in his community. He's married to his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, whose beauty knows no bounds. Of course, it should be known that their re...

  • Kaceey

    3.5*Dr. Robert Hart has it all. A successful career and a new, young beautiful wife. When his son Jonah comes home he’s accompanied by his strikingly good looking friend Nick. Does the good doctor h...

  • Susanne  Strong

    3.5 Stars (rounded down)Paranoia! Oh What it does to a Man! What happens when you start suspecting your spouse of cheating? Do you confront them immediately or do you start trying to gather evidence w...

  • Carol

    First, Do No Harm.......right. Recognized as MAN OF THE YEAR in his community, Dr. Robert Hart lives the good life, has a hot wife....who flaunts her stuff, a 20 year old son Jonah from his first marr...

  • Theresa Alan

    This was a tough one for me because I had a really hard time getting through the first half since I hated the primary narrator Robert so much. So I read the reviews on Goodreads, which were pretty glo...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    Dark, compelling, engrossing. I started reading this book and was absolutely captivated by the characters.It opens up with a celebration, an event honoring Robert Hart, M.D. for his contributions to t...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    3-3.5 STARSMan of the Year is a character study of one really unlikable fellow and his erratic response to the assumption that his wife is connecting in a sensual way with their son's best friend, Nic...