19292922 “3am (Henry Bins #1) by Nick Pirog

Synopsis: The average person is awake for sixteen hours a day.
Henry Bins is awake for one.
He wakes up each day at 3 a.m. then falls asleep at 4 a.m.
Life is simple.
Until he hears the woman scream.
And sees the man leave the house across the street.
But not just any man.
The President of the United States.


5 out of 5 stars.

Have you read the Henry Bins series yet?


I have spent the last few days reading all seven books in this series and they are fantastic. Each book is about 100 pages long and packs a whole lot of story into a little bitty book.

Let me back up a little to tell you about the story. Henry Bins has a condition so rare that it’s named after him – Henry Bins has Henry Bins. He is awake for only one hour a day; waking at 3am and falling asleep again at 4am. He measures his life out by each precious minute.

One day as it’s nearing 4am, he hears a woman scream and looks out the window to see a man walking out the door of the house across the street. That man is the President, the last thing Henry thinks as he falls asleep. To solve this crime he only has one hour out of each day.

Along the way, Henry encounters a cat. He and the cat have long conversations and he soon becomes Henry’s sidekick. Henry names him Lassie and he’s instrumental in solving the case. The dialog between Henry and Lassie is so comical and quite realistic. I talk to my cats this way and only wish I understand their responses.

The writing is excellent. At times I’ve found that it’s hard for writers to build a complete world in such a short book but Pirog does an amazing job. It moves along at lighting speed and Henry Bins is a completely relatable character. It’s funny and smart and I don’t know when I have enjoyed a book so much. To be honest, I am not really a mystery fan but this was just so much fun to read!

I wholeheartedly recommend this book along with the rest of the series.

The cover …  what is that supposed to be? Anyone know?