Something Missing

  • by Matthew Dicks
  • Narrated by Jefferson Mays
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this quirky debut novel from author Matthew Dicks, career criminal Martin uses his OCD to pilfer items from his victims' houses without being discovered. It helps that he only takes things the homeowner would never notice are missing - like a roll of toilet paper or a bottle of maple syrup. Martin has spent so much time snooping through homes he feels like he knows the owners, but when he starts meddling in their personal lives, his precise world turns to haos.

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Parrot Sketch Partially Included

Far from being tedious, I found Martin's explanation of his career and techniques appropriate and extremely practical. His thoughts are what drive his actions and therefore the plot.
Many of the other characters are thinly developed, but that fits as well since we can only see the aspects of other people that Martin recognizes.
To some extent, Martin may do for obsessive compulsives what Dexter Morgan did for sociopaths: pull back the curtain a little to show how their minds work and make them more personable.
I was a little disappointed and confused when the parrot was introduced and that subplot began to develop only to be left hanging. Nothing ever comes of it.
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- james

amazing

Probably my favorite book of all time. It's impossible to not fall in love with Martin the main character.
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- cassandra martinez

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books