Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Maufactured Identity by Dr. Heath Sommer Review

Months after his mysterious disappearance from a routine fishing trip, no one really expects over-the-hill Texas housewife Lory Latchlet to find her missing husband-especially her husband. The Manufactured Identity is clinical psychologist Heath Sommer's ever-escalating immersion into the world of unlikely friends who each awaken to find their faithful companions missing without warning or reason. Desperate to find meaning in their pain, they are thrust by the auspieces of fate into a common thread of mystery and human frailty. In the end, the fate of all may reside in the unstable hands of rookie pastor John Joe, but ultimately Lory and her nrewfound partners will uncover a truth so unnerving it makes even infidelity look palatable.

My Thoughts:

One word can pretty much summarize this novel and it has to be amazing! I’ll start my review off by explaining how awesome and creative the cover is! Okie so the cover is solid black with gray; and in the background you can see silhouettes of different people. Some of those people are wearing hats, others are wearing business suits, and it just fits the whole premise of the book. The title completely stands out with the whole white. Anyway, so on to the writing. This novel is written in third person point of view. There are many different people that you keep up with and little by little you can see the relationships that these people have without truly knowing they exist in each others lives. The first chapter completely sucked me. I mean, if you read about a guy that can’t remember who he is and has thousands and thousands of dollars on him; wouldn’t you be a little interested in knowing who he is or why he was left on a bench not knowing who he is and why he had that much money on him? There were a few parts in this book that made me change how I view things. For example, on pg.33 Lory is talking about how marriage isn’t how it used be. It’s more about a political statement or in other words power. I completely agree with that statement. Now a day’s, people don’t marry for love, they marry for wealth or some kind of standing. The Manufactured Identity is one of the best psychological thrillers I have read. Dr. Sommer honestly put it together in such an amazing way that left me completely breathless and saying “NO! Are you serious!” as I read the last words of the novel. It’s a page turner and very well written. I give this novel 4.5 out of 5 paws.

Comment Question of the blog:
If you could be in anyone else’s shoes for a day, who would you choose and why? Lemme know in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads


  1. It sounds Great!


  2. Great review, I also got this for review so hopefully I like it as much as you!

  3. Thank you for the wonderful review on Heath Sommer's book, isn't it great?!

    Traci Jones
    Marketing Representative
    Tate Publishing