Where I Got It: Bought it
Why I Read It: Too many raves by too many bloggers I respect. It was almost a requirement.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
When we first meet Dr. Bobby Flopkowski, he has been homeless for some time—living on the beach with his friend Eddie. Although “Dr. Bobby” (as he is known on the streets) has made peace with his current circumstances, things change when he sees a face from his past—a face that might be able to solve the mystery that lays at the heart of why Dr. Bobby’s life fell apart.
You see, Dr. Bobby wasn’t always homeless. He once had a thriving medical practice, a gorgeous home, a beautiful wife and a son who was the joy of his life. But everything fell apart after a series of decisions snowballed into a disaster that cost Dr. Bobby everything.
Determined to solve the mystery that led to his downfall, Dr. Bobby struggles to convince the world around him of the truth. But it can be difficult for man who has been living on the outskirts of society to be taken seriously. Can Dr. Bobby regain what he has lost and perhaps rebuilt his life?
Oh man … this was such a good book!! Gabe Rotter does a brilliant job of bringing you into Dr. Bobby’s story. You see how each little decision slowly but inevitably led to Bobby’s downfall. You feel his desperation and his pain. You feel the urgency and panic as he realizes he might be able to solve the puzzle that has plagued him for years and to his current way of life. And then, when you’re squarely on Bobby’s side and getting ready to find the answers, Rotter pulls the rug out from under you! I love when authors build you up and then throw a plot twist at you that you never saw coming. It had the same kind of feeling I had when I watched The Sixth Sense for the first time.
I don’t really want to say that much more about it so I don’t spoil anything or give too much away. Just know that this is a clever little book that will suck you in and spit you out the other side … blinking and wondering what just happened to you.
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