The most haunting line in John Manos’s outstanding novel Dialogues of a Crime is “I made a mistake that changed everything.” All of us have made that mistake, and Manos’s powerful story evokes the moment when we did, the mistake that we made and the burden of guilt and regret that we have carried with us ever since, and it does so without a hint of nostalgia or self-pity. His prose is disarmingly honest in that way that a good writer has of speaking about what’s in his heart because it’s in our hearts too, and we are just a little bit uncomfortable but also greatly relieved that he has found us out. Manos’s novel engages us as all good literature does. It takes us by the heart, the mind and occasionally by the throat. It changes us.
Kirkus Reviews named Dialogues of a Crime to their Best Books of 2013, and calls it a “character-driven crime novel ruled by complex men facing the past.” If you haven’t read this book, now is the perfect time to get started! Pick yours up today on Amazon, Amika Press or Kindle.