The Manufactured Identity
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
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ETA: I'm so confused. I don't know how I feel about the book. Was it genius or was it crap?? I honestly can't tell which side I fall on? I can't even...review it? I have no idea what I just read!! In a way it was predictable once you realized what was going on but even though I predicted the ending I'm still so ...more
The Manufactured Identity by Heath Sommer is a unique psychological thriller that kept me turnin ...more
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 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
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.
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
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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.
You will find broken marriages and marriage counseling, people fighting to overcome dysfunctions and abnormal behaviors ... and several other psychological problems are represented in this book. We get to look into their thinking and their struggles... and a mystery. A mystery with a surprise
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