The Manufactured Identity (Manufactured Identity #1)
Months after his mysterious disappearance from a routine fishing trip, no one really expects over-the-hill Texas housewife Lory Latchley to find her missing husband--especially her husband. The Manufactured Identity is clinical psychologist Heath Sommer's ever-escalating immersion into the world of unlikely friends who each awaken to find their faithful companions missing...more
If you like psychological thrillers, this is a great one. it keeps you wondering and intrigued throughout. I highly recommend this book and I'm hoping this author continues with his books! Thanks to Good Reads, I discovered him and I'm trying to spread the word!
But I believe the unique value of the book is not on the surface, but in its depth. It is the way in which it explores socially suppressed topics. As you read each chapter you can see in it the difficulties and ugliness of life- si...more
Through counseling sessions, Pete Mayberry has worked through at least some questions he has had over hi...more
That's not criticism. It's pure admiration and envy. I read Dennis Lehane's brilliant "Shutter Island" not long after this book, and if you've read it, you'll remember how completely boondoggled you felt at the end of it. Expect the same result with Dr. Sommer's debut.
The other reviewers have spent a great deal of time and words describing the plot. I don't want to do tha...more
Imagine if the person that you have spent your life with, and built a relationship with did not even really exist?
Their whole identity simply made-up.
How would you feel?
Would it change your perceptions of your memories of time spent with this person?
Would you begin to even doubt your own existence, if someone squandered your love and time this way?
Suppose you learned there were others involved.
Heath Sommer is a master at getting into the heads of his characters. And there are a LOT of them in this book, but each is distinct enough that the story reads smoothly. The characters in TMI are your friends or next door neighbors, which is a little creepy but mostly intriguing. In fact, that might be my favorite thing about this book, other than the general "twistiness" of the...more
But with time (and after reading his other books which are all, despite being the same charactes, very different...more
The Manufactured Identity by Heath Sommer is a unique psychological thriller that kept me turnin...more
Dr. Sommer's new book is a front row seat to excellence. Sommer delves into the twisted minds of his characters and reveals the complex nature of the mentally insane. Sommer isn't afra...more
We have a prologue with two men in the desert, but I've found that most prologues don't make sense until after you've finished the book, so take them with a grain of salt. The proper story starts off by in...more
That said i may read his next novel b/c I am sucker for books with high star ratings.
Wasn't surprised like I would hope I'd be, especially based on the other reviews.
I will go on and read the next book in the series, prequel.
The storyline was compelling however, and I did find myself wanting to read more to understand who these people were and how they were all connected. Heath Sommer opens the book with an interesting prologue...more