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Carefully constructed novel marred by implausibility

Now You See Him. By Eli Gottlieb, Serpent’s Tail, €13.50

13th September, 2008

Now You See Him. By Eli Gottlieb, Serpent’s Tail, €13.50

Murder-suicide is the most inaccessible of crimes. Neither victim nor perpetrator survive to provide an ac count of the event s leading up to their deaths. Instead a vacuum remains into which endless speculation can be poured, like blank pages waiting to be filled.

It is onto these pages that Eli Gottlieb pours his second novel. Childhood friends Nick Framingham and Rob Castor...

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