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The Weighing Of The Heart by Paul Tudor Owen
About The Book
Following a sudden break-up, Englishman in New York Nick Braeburn takes a room with the elderly Peacock sisters in their lavish Upper East Side apartment, and finds himself increasingly drawn to the priceless piece of Egyptian art on their study wall – and to Lydia, the beautiful Portuguese artist who lives across the roof garden.
But as Nick draws Lydia into a crime he hopes will bring them together, they both begin to unravel, and each find that the other is not quite who they seem.
Just to let you know that this book has been shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize 2020, you can vote here!
This is a book that shows us how the circumstances makes us take difficult decisions, sometimes we are forced to do acts that seem horrible. We all have two faces, depending on the situations we will share one or another… so what will take “sweet” Nick to make an act of crime? You’ll have to read the book to discover the story!
I was attracted to this book since I’ve read the plot, I always been fascinated by the Egyptian art, so many words with just one “illustration”! You can ask how an “illustration” can be mixed in a story, easy, with the meaning. Our main character, Nick, will relate his feelings an emotions to the Egyptian art. It makes the story really special and original, believe me!
This is a story of love and loss; bittersweet but beautiful, romance and death… like life. I really loved this story, easy and quick to read I couldn’t stop turning pages since I started.
This is not a book to review in detail because I would tell you too much without noticing it; this is a book you’ll read in a breath, loving the dark humour and sweet scenes of the story, because even if there’s ugliness in the world, we can never forget that there’s a rainbow for the worst moments.
About The Author
Paul Tudor Owen was born in Manchester in 1978, and was educated at the University of Sheffield, the University of Pittsburgh, and the London School of Economics.
He began his career as a local newspaper reporter in north-west London, and currently works at the Guardian, where he spent three years as deputy head of US news at the paper’s New York office.