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When No One Is Watching

When No One Is Watching On the eve of announcing his run for Congress a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident Panicked he frames his best friend a good hearted alcoholic and flees the scene As one man t

  • Title: When No One Is Watching
  • Author: Joseph Hayes
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  • Page: 384
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  • On the eve of announcing his run for Congress, a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident Panicked, he frames his best friend, a good hearted alcoholic, and flees the scene As one man tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, the other embarks on a meteoric rise to political stardom But when a dogged detective digs deeper into the case, the politOn the eve of announcing his run for Congress, a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident Panicked, he frames his best friend, a good hearted alcoholic, and flees the scene As one man tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, the other embarks on a meteoric rise to political stardom But when a dogged detective digs deeper into the case, the political superstar must decide just how far he is willing to go to keep his dark secret Author Joseph Hayes combines page turning suspense with a poignant tale of inspiration and redemption as he asks, is the greater good just a lie we tell ourselves to justify the sins we commit when no one is watching

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    1. The author creates an interesting dilemma. The plot steps off at a good pace and then the author drops off to overuse the word raucous, and give his characters speech that doesn't fit them.

    2. While reading When No One is Watching I really got swept into the story as author Joseph Hayes took me for a emotional and thrilling ride. Blair Van Howe frames his best friend for a crime he committed himself then tries to console Danny after the fact. He seems like your everyday average Joe, yet he has it in him to do this horrible thing. After everything is said and done, Blair feels remorse for his actions, yet he lets Danny take the rap, almost ruining his life. I rooted for Danny Moran fro [...]

    3. I don't understand all the reviews with 4 or 5 stars because this book was so predictable with no surprises or suspense, written more like a news report than a story of an attorney involved in a terrible car accident, pinning it on his best friend who was passed out in the passenger seat. Sorry, I just didn't buy any of it.

    4. As the child of an alcoholic this book drew me in for both it's content and my sympathy for the main character of Danny Moran, so when I was approached to join the group of book tour reviewers who belong to Partners In Crime Tours and read this novel I jumped in with both feet!Our whole lives are all about the choices that we make both right and wrong. In this debut novel by author Joseph Hayes there are choices made for the wrong reasons that end up changing so many lives in ways both good and [...]

    5. Have you ever been sucked into a story from page one? Have you ever known who the bad guy was, but somehow kept rooting for him a little? Danny and Blair, two friends who have stood by each other's side until a fateful night where careless driving ends up with someone dead and a friendship lost.I had a hard time reading this book because I kept finding myself feeling a little pity for the resident bad guy. I blame the nasty father-in-law and the conniving wife, if it weren't for them our bad guy [...]

    6. I took one star from my rating because of the profanity in the book. I don't ever use profanity and I don't like to read it either. Other than that this is an awesome book. The timeline is about 10 years and the flow of the years are well written. Your heart will go out to Danny while you want to make Blair own up to his lies. I will be looking for other books by this author.

    7. One decision can turn your life upside down. As well as the lives of other people."When No One is Watching" is full of different "What ifs"?What if Terry and Ashley McGrath left earlier? What if Danny didn't go for beers? What if Blair confessed? What ifI found the story a little bit plain, but it raises interesting dilemmas. Blair Van Howe sacrificied his friend's life and career for a greater good. Or at least, he thought so. It appeared that he was a really skilled politician who did a lot of [...]

    8. I feel guilty placing this one the 'read' list, because I didn't finish. I put it down in Chapter four. The author's knowledge of police procedural is confined to the extent of what he has seen on television police dramas apparently. And I'm sure that, based on interest in writing such books, he is not just a fan of such shows, but probably has some firsthand experience, that I'm sure will be limited to collegiate courses. And, not that such events would have to have some accuracy to be a good s [...]

    9. A late night accident changes the lives of two best friends. Danny and Blair are two attorneys working together who have just victoriously concluded a major case for their client. Alcohol flows freely as everyone celebrates. The night ends in a deadly crash that drastically alters lives. One goes onto a successful career in politics while the other is disgraced.Politics can be a dirty business and the lengths that politicians will go through to win an election can be extreme. Blair kept a secret [...]

    10. This is a story about two men, best friends, and the decisions that are made and the impact on their lives going forward. It is also a story that doesn't get all tied up neatly.It was a good read, as you journeyed with these two men over the years, to see how the decisions were used for both good and bad.Highly recommend.

    11. This is a story about the actual meaning of one's strength with honesty and integrity. As humans we strive so hard to make ourselves look good in another eyes. This is a story of friendship, family, betrayal of self and friendships, overcoming obstacle's and ultimate redemption. It is a story about the strength and weakness of one's character.

    12. This is a wonderful book!I haven't enjoyed a book like this in a long time. Excellent!!!! Just good reading and a great moral to the story.

    13. I didn't hate this book, but it was predictable, and after a while I started to feel like I was reading an advertisement for AA.

    14. Blair Van Howe and Danny Moran were at the top of the world, winning a big healthcare case. Danny had drunk more than his fair share, so Blair offered to drive his best friend home. He loved Danny's new car, a Porsche, and since it was late, figured it was no harm to see what the beauty could do. He didn't anticipate the oncoming car and although they didn't crash, the other car veered and hit a tree head-on. Blair stops the car and rushes to check the driver of the other car and begins to panic [...]

    15. Fans of John Grisham's novels should add this novel to their To-Be-Read list: Joseph Hayes' When No One in Watching.The story begins as Blair Van Howe is driving his friend and colleague, Danny Moran, home after a celebration for a big legal victory. Danny is passed out drunk when Blair hits another car, seriously injuring the other driver.Van Howe uses Danny's phone to call 911, and moves Danny into the driver's seat, then flees the scene. The next day, he is scheduled to announce his candidacy [...]

    16. Blair Van Howe and Danny Moran are lawyers celebrating a huge court victory for a big corporate client. Heck, the were even given a nice crystal award by their clients. Blair is especially excited as he is leaving the law firm to run for Congress. Unfortunately, both men celebrated a little too much and Blair gets behind the wheel of Danny's Porsche Turbo 911 while Danny passes out in the passenger seat. What better way to celebrate than taking a thrilling ride in a supreme car, until his reckle [...]

    17. ‘It was just too easy to let him continue believing it.’As the novel opens, Blair Van Howe is a successful attorney with political ambitions. On the eve of announcing his candidature for Congress, he and his friend and colleague Danny Moran have been celebrating a legal victory at a Chicago hotel. Blair offers to drive Danny home, and on the way they are involved in a car accident in which the driver of the other car is seriously injured. Blair is shaken by the incident, and realises that it [...]

    18. WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Joseph HayesPublished by Synergy BooksISBN-13: 978-0-9843879-4-6ISBN-10: 0-9843879-4-3At the request of Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists, a TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion. Synopsis (back of book): On the eve of announcing his run for Congress, a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident. Panicked, he frames his best friend, a good-hearted alcoholic, and flees the scene. As one man tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered [...]

    19. Joseph Hayes writes a time spanning and life changing tale that covers over ten years, and is not so much a crime novel as an emotional rollercoaster for the reader, from shock and anger to sympathy and loss, they are all there.  The initial crime is a straightforward one, but shatters several lives.  It is not complicated, and it is clear who is guilty, but as events unfold and the plot develops there is little that remains straightforward.Mr Hayes makes sure the reader knows what's going on, [...]

    20. This could have been a good book instead of a decent, fast read with a good plot idea. So Danny is framed by the charismatic politician on the rise Blair, his life spirals from guilt and alcoholism. he is redeemed by his involvement in AA, and his good character. Blair and his power loving wife and father in law continue to move toward the white house in political glory. Sounds good, right?Excepte character development is shallow, the ease in which the FIL successfully covers up for Blair is rid [...]

    21. If you did something horrible, and there were no witnesses, would guilt make you confess? How would you hide your emotions and keep it from eating at you? What if it all came back to haunt you after decades of getting away with it?Blair Van Howe and Danny Moran are lawyers, partners and best friends. They have been celebrating a big victory, and Danny has passed out, leaving Blair to drive them home. When Blair loses control of the car and causes a deadly accident, he puts Danny in the drivers s [...]

    22. Loved this book. Danny is a successful lawyer and great friend, family man and father. Unfortunately he is also a drinker. One night after celebrating a victory he is drunk and is involved in an auto accident but it wasn't his fault. His best friend and political candidate was driving. However, when the police arrived, Danny was in the driver's seat, the driver of the other vehicle is dead and best friend, Blair, is no where to be seen. Creep!! Danny is charged, goes to prison, loses his wife, h [...]

    23. I cried at the end.It hit close to home.I liked this book a lotMy Opinion:I really liked the book. Joseph Hayes created a great suspense. I would not call it a thriller because you knew in the beginning what was happening. What was great about this book is that it kept you wanting to read it. I didn’t want to put this book down until it was done and I didn’t. I enjoyed it. I loved how Danny turned his life around. I didn’t like that his friend framed him and got away with it. But then in t [...]

    24. This book starts out in the heat of the moment, something I always appreciate about a thriller. The novel begs the question of what matters more, integrity or accomplishments. We also get a walk through time of how one catastrophic moment--one decision--can define the lives of two people. The main characters were incredibly similar to each other prior to the turning point, but in the end, lead incredibly different lives. But good does in fact emanate from the bad as these characters grow in thei [...]

    25. Danny Moran is a successful attorney with a healthy future, but best friend Blair Van Howe is soaring to the top of the political arena. He's on the fast track with the strong backing of his wife and influential father-in-law. Blair has spent years building his dream, but when a tragic accident occurs, he realizes his future is tenuous. Blair makes a split-second decision, a choice that will impact his life and those of Danny and his family. While Blair wins the favor of voters, Danny is humbled [...]

    26. I thought this book was very good. From the very beginning it held my interest and I spent quit a few nights staying up late because I didn't want to stop reading.The characters were well written and I felt connected to every single one of them, even when I didn't like much of what they were doing. Blair was such an intelligent man, but when it was critical for him to use his smarts, he messed up badly. He then let his wife and father in law tell him what to do instead of doing what he knew was [...]

    27. This was a fabulous read. I love books where the characters have to work through a struggle. And that struggle being close to reality. I guess psychologically its deals with so many issues alcoholism, guilt, motivation and the need for strong support groups. I feel this book could have been drawn out into a longer novel, or maybe I read it too fast. But this was a good read. I found myself turning pages to find out when Blair would be caught. I was rooting for Danny throughout hoping that he wou [...]

    28. SURPRISINGLY POWERFUL!When I started reading this book I thought it was just going to be a quick read in between the novels I get real involved in. I couldn't have been more wrong. From the beginning the characters drew me in to that place where you feel like your standing next to them. Before long I couldn't put the book down because the story enveloped me. At about 93% through the book of did see the "end game" but it was so good that didn't stop me from reading. By the time I was to the last [...]

    29. When No One Is Watching is a story about fellow lawyers and best friends whose lives are forever changed by a bad choice made by one of them. One loses everything and the other rises as far as campaigning for President. The story is also about the families of these two men and how the choices affect them. The atmosphere of the book is what could be called a political thriller mixed with lots of greed and even threats from people in high places. The novel spans quite a few years and is heartbreak [...]

    30. This was a very good story indeed. I really enjoyed it and he's one I'll definitely look for again. It kept my interest the whole way and was really interesting. I was screaming in my head for justice to be done !! Blair was a real piece of work but I wonder if he'd have been so vile if not for the input of others. I liked Danny a great deal, more so as he aged.Sadly, being the good old e-book format it had mistakes I see in almost all of them these days.ly with missing hyphens or spaces (driver [...]

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