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The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayesby Marcus Sakey
"The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes, the latest thriller by Marcus Sakey, aspires to be many things: a contemplation of the aftermath of a traumatic event (a 'dissociative fugue'), a cat-and-mouse game between an extraordinarily evil villain and two (not particularly sympathetic) protagonists, both caught up in circumstances they don't always comprehend, and a love story of ever-shifting dimensions." Peter Handel, The Oregonian (Read the entire Oregonaian review)
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Marcus Sakey returns with his most ambitious novel, a captivating story of love and memory, where the only thing more frightening than the questions are the answers. A man wakes up naked and cold, half-drowned on an abandoned beach. The only sign of life for miles is an empty BMW. Inside the expensive car he finds clothes that fit perfectly, shoes for his tattered feet, a Rolex, and a bank envelope stuffed with cash and an auto registration in the name of Daniel Hayes, resident of Malibu, California.
None of it is familiar.
What is he doing here? How did he get into the ocean? Is he Daniel Hayes, and if so, why doesn't he remember? While he searches for answers, the world searches for him-beginning with the police that kick in the door of his dingy motel, with guns drawn. Lost, alone, and on the run, the man who might be Daniel Hayes flees into the night.
All he remembers is a woman's face, so he sets off for the only place he might find her. The fantasy of her becomes his home, his world, his hope. And maybe, just maybe, the way back to himself.
But that raises the most chilling question of all: What will he find when he gets there?
A brainy, twisty, sometimes twisted mystery.”--Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl
A man wakes up naked and cold, half-drowned on an abandoned beach
The only sign of life for miles is an empty BMW. Inside the expensive car he finds clothes that fit perfectly, shoes for his tattered feet, a Rolex, and an auto registration in the name of Daniel Hayes, resident of Malibu, California.
None of it is familiar. How did he get here? Who is he? While he searches for answers, the world searches for him—beginning with the cops who kick in the door of his dingy motel with drawn guns. All he remembers is a womans face, so he leaves town in search of her in hopes of uncovering his true identity. But that raises the most chilling question of all
What will he find when he gets there?
About the Author
"The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes confirms Marcus Sakey's place as one of our best storytellers. This is a tight, intuitive and terrific read."
-New York Times bestseller Michael Connelly
"A brainy, twisty, sometimes twisted mystery, The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes is part dazzling California noir, part dark American road trip, part sly psychological thriller-and entirely ingenious."
-New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn
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