Fans of his mysteries will find this offsetting. Not the typical Evan Hunter fare, but well done.
Great story about a man who learns that his twin sister is schizophrenic. Interesting family dynamic. Easy, quick, good read.
"It's two o'clock in the morning when Andrew Gulliver gets a phone call from his mother, who tells him his twin sister, Annie, is gone. This is not the first time. Ever since she was sixteen, she's been taking off without notice to places as far distant as Papua New Guinea, then returning unexpectedly, only to disappear yet another time, again and again and again. But this time is different." Last month, Annie got into serious trouble in Sicily and was briefly held in a mental hospital, where an Italian doctor diagnosed her as schizophrenic. Andrew's divorced mother refuses to accept this diagnosis. Andrew himself just isn't sure. But during the course of a desperate twelve hours in New York City, he and the Gulliver family piece together the past and cope with the present in a journey of revelation and self-discovery. Recognizing the truth at last, Andrew can only hope to find his beloved sister before she harms herself or someone else.
this is a shattering novel of a family confronting its collective secrets evan hunter is also ed mc Bain, author of the 82nd, precinct novels.
A quick read but not much depth to it
Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain) writes a shattering novel of a family confronting its collective secrets.
A novel of a family confronting its collective secrets.
Andrew gets a phone call from his mother telling him his twin sister Annie is gone...again.
A glimpse into a family dealing with the heartbreak of mental illnesss. Andrew's twin sister, Annie, is a schizophrenic; he struggles to understand and to integrate her into the family.