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You Belong to Me YOU BELONG TO ME Paul Reeves Is A Successful Immigration Lawyer, But His Passion Is Collecting Old Maps Of New York, Tangible Records Of The City S Rich History In An Increasingly Digital World One Afternoon He Attends An Auction With His Neighbor Jennifer Mehraz, The Beautiful Young Wife Of An Iranian Financier Lawyer, But Halfway Through The Auction A Handsome Man In Soldier Fatigues Appears In The Aisle And Whisks Jennifer Away YOU BELONG TO ME A Long Lost Lover From Jennifer S Rural Pennsylvania Past, The Man Sets Off A Series Of Alarming Events As Those Close To Jennifer Try To Figure Out Who He Is And How The Two Are Connected, Including Her High Powered And Possessive Husband, Whose Ultimate Goal Is To Make This Embarrassing Intrusion Into His Marriage Disappear YOU BELONG TO ME At The Same Time, One Of The World S Rarest And Most Inaccessible Maps Suddenly Goes On Sale, But Before Paul Can Finalize A Deal, Another Buyer Snatches It Out From Under Paul S Nose, Sending Him On A Quest To Find Out Who The Mysterious Buyer Is And How To Get The Map For Himself.Eight Years After His Last Critically Acclaimed Thriller, The Finder, Colin Harrison Returns With You Belong To Me Filled With Compelling Characters And A Loving But Biting Satire Of New York City, You Belong To Me Is An Exceptional Novel, And Colin Harrison Is At The Top Of His Game.


10 thoughts on “You Belong to Me

  1. says:

    You Belong to Me by Colin Harrison is a 2017 Sarah Crichton Books publication Gritty noir, a stylish thriller and homage to New York, all rolled into one book Paul is a successful immigration lawyer with a seriously obsessive map collecting hobby While attending an auction with his pretty, but very married neighbor, Jennifer, she abruptly walks out when she meets a solider she obviously recognizes and is very happy to see Later, Paul spies the couple making love, which requires Jennifer to explain about the affair But, Paul is not the only one who knows about her tryst Jennifer s husband is an Iranian lawyer, who is than aware of his wife s movements while he is away from home In the meantime, Paul has a very valuable map sitting in the palms of his hands, but before he can close the deal, it is snatched away from him, sending him into a fevered quest to find the buyer and get his hands on that map The city of New York plays a prominent role in this crime thriller The atmosphere of the city and Paul s collection of city maps, creates an intimacy with the history and knowledge of it, making it the perfect backdrop for this dark and complex crime drama The characters are also stellar, very well drawn, but a bit...


  2. says:

    I saw a license plate yesterday that said I Miss New York, so I smashed their window and stole their radio Sorry, couldn t resist beginning with a one liner aimed at the city famous for one liners Colin Harrison s 2017 novel You Belong to Me captures the vibrant, pulsating, dynamic, electrifying surge of the city of New York Sure, the story features riveting dramas of men and women from all walks of life, super rich to dirt poor, an entire rainbow of nationalities and ethnicities, but through it all we feel the throbbing of the Big Apple aka Gotham aka Fun City aka the City that Never Sleeps As with the author s previous novels, You Belong to Me is a keen study in sociology Here s a snippet from a three page reflection on the current state of the union The United States, meanwhile, was steadily fracturing into two populations those few who had enough money and those many who didn t Vast sections of the country were economically dead, its inhabitants hypnotized by the Internet, zombied by pharmaceuticals, illegal drugs, and Christian identity babble, the family structure destroyed by successive decades of divorce, job loss, and domestic violence Jennifer is one of the poor who has traveled to Manhattan to escape the economically dead small city of Reading, Pennsylv...


  3. says:

    The city of New York, a beautiful and young wife, a powerful and jealous husband, an old love, a map collector, and many buried secrets Shake well, serve, and you get You Belong to Me.This is a novel that has a little bit of everything, mystery, action, and many interesting facts I particularly enjoyed learning about the grounds for revoking the U.S citizenship from a naturalized person, you get to learn about this and some random historical facts in a fictional setting I find these t...


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    I can t believe the author took 8 years to write You Belong to Me. I seriously hope he did something productive with his time because this book was a waste of time, for him and for me and future readers.On the surface, the story seems promising Paul Reeves, an immigration attorney and a map collector, is obsessed with obtaining a historical map of deep sentimental value At the same time, a young, beautiful woman who lives in his building and married to a very wealthy and successful Iranian businessman named Ahmed, is faced with conflicting loyalties when an old flame reappears in her life Doesn t sound too shabby, right Unfortunately, readers are bogged down in long digressions with no paragraph breaks on the following random topics 1 Rats2 Gyms3 Geopolitics what this is exactly I m still not quite sure 4 Immigration law5 How to dispose of a body in a metal barrel6 Ex wivesOf course, I can t forget 7 The selfishness, self centered and uselessness of all the characters including Paul Reeves He comes from a modest, ha...


  5. says:

    This review is going to be very confusing I really liked the book No mysteries to solve but a good thriller where you wondered where it might go because it didn t always go where you thought it was But, I had a few problems with it that I would have expected from a new author, not someone with a long list of books like Mr Harrison First off, the story went off a couple times on what seemed like random tangents as though the author decided instead of being a tight knit suspense piece it was going to be a rambling novel depicting the demise of the urban shopping center 4 pages It also included an excessively long detailed listing of the criteria of people who would or would not be members of a certain gym This soliloquy could have been summarized in 3 sentences I forgot why I was reading about a gym by the time the list was finished At another point in time, Mr Harrison waxed poetic about how a real estate agent should behave For 4 pages If any of these in depth exposes had been germane to the plot, I wouldn t be complaining about them here But they weren t Secondly, I didn t really like any of the characters They were all shallow self centered people The story tried to make the reader some of them, b...


  6. says:

    A lot of different GR views about this new book by Colin Harrison I really like the depth of his characters and his descriptive writing, most especially his feel for New York and its diverse residents There is a lot of obsession for both the protagonist an immigration lawyer, from a modest family and the antagonist a very successful interna...


  7. says:

    I loved this book I collected Oregon maps years ago and have a decent collection Perhaps that was part of the allure of You Belong To Me Each chapter of the book moves in a different direction with a new element of the larger story The book is well written and bound to keep you up late at night reading The book is two stories that interweave The first is about Jennifer Mehraz, the beautiful young trophy wife of Ahmed Mehraz, an Iranian born banker lawyer living in New York Her beauty is her allure She has no educational background and she comes from a poor, troubled family She helps Ahmed to appear to be less Iranian and American The problem is that she is in love with Bill Wilkerson, an army Ranger recently discharged Bill and Jennifer have a long and troubled history together Ahmed Mehraz and his uncle Hassan intend to get rid of Bill Wilkerson by any nefarious means The second story is about Paul Reeves, the neighbor of Ahmed and Jennifer in a high rise New York apartment Paul is a successful attorney who collects historic maps of the city of New York The plot revolves around Paul s pursuit of the ...


  8. says:

    The female characters are ridiculous Rachel, a successful, professional, native Manhattanite describes herself as having mucho curves and wants the main character to inseminate her with his alpha sperm Another female character, a modern, gorgeous, wealthy woman in her 20s, uses terms like flam a roo to refer to significant others Modern women just don t talk think like this The main character, a white guy in his 50s, seems like a selfish schlub who can t figure out how to dress himself or cook things that are not hot dogs or frozen vegetables, but we are supposed to believe he is magnetic, mysterious, attractive, wise, and powerful Also, all the non white males ...


  9. says:

    Thank you to Simon Schuster Canada and NetGalley for providing me with an e copy of You Belong to Me by Colin Harrison in exchange for any honest review Paul Reeves, an immigration lawyer and antique New York maps collector, finds himself caught in the middle of the marriage of two of his neighbors Though he is not involved, he witnesses what can happen when a wife is reuni...


  10. says:

    I chose this on the promise that it was somehow noir but I don t see it Mostly a string of racist and misogynist stereotypes we ve got an unimaginably brutal Mexican biker who used to work for El Chapo, some elegant and pragmatic yet ruthless Persians, and a bunch of women who are desperate for marriage derided for their plastic surgery equipped to survive only because of their looks and openness to light prostitution, then there s the main character who costs a bunch of people their lives by cheating on her husband and can be redeemed only by leaving New York for a shithole in Texas and retaking possession of her long abandoned son The plot was blah There were a couple of semi interesting set pieces scenes at an auction house, on an apple farm, at a weightlifting gym and a couple of nice gross out moments but they were far from enough to carry this Spelled out as a girl who is nothin...