Title: The Gift
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Published: Harperluxe 2011
Genre: Chick- Lit
Synopsis: Thirty-something, highly ambitious and with a colleague's job to chase, Lou's multi-tasking is compulsive. Over breakfast, Lou digests the news; even while showering he checks his BlackBerry. In fact, there simply aren't enough hours in the day for Lou - as his wife and family are bitterly aware.
But then Lou meets Gabriel (yes, the names are clues): a homeless man with an uncanny resemblance to Lou himself. Intrigued, Lou finds Gabe a job in the postroom, but the latter's reputation soon spreads. As a worker, Gabe is not just efficient: it's as though he can be in two places at once. When Gabe reveals his secret, it seems that Lou really can have it all. Unbeknown to him, though, the clock is ticking down.
Another enjoyable book by Ahern, her ability to create intriguing characters is exceptional and seems all to easy. This is one of those books that opens your eyes to the way some of us spend too much time focused on the wrong things, Lou ignores his family and puts them behind his highly demanding job. This is an easy read with elements of mystery which can leave the reader confused, however, the confusion is not a negative experience, it's intriguing and engaging, making us want to read more and find out what is going on. I would happily and easily read this book again.