A while back, I received a copy of 337 by M. Jonathan Lee. I received the hardcover, UK version which is pretty amazing because you read the book and then flip it and then continue. This book is fairly unique – it’s a story where nothing is as it seems. However, at its heart, it’s a story of a young man dealing with the loss of his mother. It is at times heart-breaking, at times surprising.
Lee has several other novels out, that I haven’t read, and he is an excellent writer. I’d be interested in reading more of his work.
Thank you for my copy! It’s definitely a book you keep thinking about after it’s over.
Here’s the overview. (You can find this book on Amazon, though I recommend holding out for the UK hardcover so that you can read it and flip it.)
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.