As the book title implies, this
is a strange tale but one that, if read to the end, is all
too credible tale. The mystery itself is gripping, but what
stood out for me are the people in the book; Searles has
vested even the most minor of players with full blown
characters - so much so that I suspect that long after I'm
struggling to recall the title of this book I'll still
remember the Polish librarian, the elderly gay landlord, the
Mexican waiter and many more.
Beyond the Book
John Searles is the author
of Boy Still Missing
, and the Deputy Editor at
Cosmopolitan where he oversees all book
excerpts and reviews for the magazine. His
essays, articles and reviews have appeared
in the New York Times, the Washington Post
and other national newspapers and magazines.
He lives in New York City.
When asked how he approaches the process of...