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337 follows the life of Samuel Darte whose mother vanished when he was in his teens. It was his brother, Tom who found her wedding ring on the kitchen table along with the note.
While their father pays the price of his mother’s disappearance, Sam learns that his long-estranged Gramma is living out her last days in a nursing home nearby.
Keen to learn about what really happened that day and realising the importance of how little time there is, he visits her to finally get the truth.
Soon it’ll be too late and the family secrets will be lost forever. Reduced to ashes. But in a story like this, nothing is as it seems.
What a clever book this is.
First are the numbers in the title when read upside down actually been the author’s name, but secondly how it is written, you won’t ever get a spoiler from me 😉
337 had me completely gripped from the start, it did its job, I needed to know what was going to happen next, my mind was in overdrive, I read it in one sitting, I had to. It’s a good job I’m awake most nights anyway as it really did keep me occupied.
M. Jonathan Lee is a very clever writer, I’ve read his work before and am always gripped. 337 is certainly no exception and I couldn’t wait to start reading it.
This makes you think. From start to finish, your mind is constantly buzzing with questions. Compelling and hard to put down: you want to find out what happens next and as you find that out, something else will have you wondering again.
On the first read, you are not sure if the author is lucky or genius - perhaps both. After the second read, you know. It is tempting to read this is one sitting, but more of a treat if you eek it out.
A sad, moving tale, which highlights the truth about grief and last moments with people and illustrates mental illness in a way I have not before come across. With the early discovery that Sam’s Gramma is in a care home a mile from his house, he wants to find out as much as he can from her before he can no longer ask those questions.
A difficult book to review without giving anything away. Reading this book is like a treasure hunt; I don’t want to give away any of the clues because where is the fun in that? You need to read it for yourself and figure out the clues, then the treasure is more rewarding.
Nothing is as it seems...