Bill Eidson’s first novel is an early and frightening look at the concept of identity theft. When Boston-based dive shop owner, Rod Konrad, runs short of money, he decides to share his apartment. Bette, his girlfriend, isn’t ready to move in, so he places an ad for a roommate. Brendan is nice enough—as nice as a stranger invading your home can be. He certainly takes to Rod. But isn't he trying too hard? He talks like Rod, acts like him, and is always just a little too close. Left unchecked, he’ll not only steal Rod’s clothes—but his life.
THE LITTLE BROTHER is a fast, dark thriller that tackles the very concept of who we are.
«Ever advertised for a roommate, and feared the stranger who is about to share your digs is a psychopath? Go ahead; scare yourself to death.»
«One of the joys of reviewing is the discovery of a major new talent. [Bill Eidson has]…constructed a fascinating, terrifying psychological profile that ranks with the best and needs to be recognized by awards committees. Highly recommended.»
«There is something undeniably intriguing about the relentlessness and almost gleeful inventiveness that Nolan…brings to his demented, homicidal obsession…"
—The Washington Post
«It will make you avoid dark hallways and sense something sinister behind a friendly stranger's smile. The novel crawls with suspense. If the story grips you, THE LITTLE BROTHER may have you by the throat.»
—The Pittsburgh Press