I am not my thoughts. My thoughts are not me.
Jonathan Stetson’s life has not turned out the way he envisaged. Just shy of forty, his limited theatre work has dried up and he finds himself alone, broke and depressed, waiting tables just to get by. Consumed by addiction and self-loathing, he attempts to reconcile with his estranged and highly successful older brother in a bid to get his life and career back on track.
When his advances are met with resistance, Jonathan spirals further into his own dysfunction and twisted sense of reality, developing an obsessive interest in his brother’s family, especially his young nephew, as he struggles to come to terms with a world that continues to reject him…
Born in the Middle East, Oliver Silver is a British writer and actor. Tears of a Shadow is his debut novel. Oliver lives in London.
Marta G (Guest Review) - 19 Nov, 2023
I don't usually write reviews on books I read but I feel like I want to do it for this one. It's one of those books that you wish the story wouldn't end and the remaining pages to read would multiply so you don't get to the last one. So many emotions reading this story, I almost felt like I knew the protagonist.
Looking forward to more books from Oliver.