Krigshjälten John Puller är den skickligaste utredaren i den amerikanska arméns kriminalpolis, och alla förlitar sig på att han ska lösa de svåraste fallen som nationen ställs inför. Nu får Puller ett nytt fall - och den här gången är det personligt.
Pullers faster hittas död i turiststaden Paradise i Florida. Den lokala polisen förklarar hennes död som en tragisk olycka, men precis innan hon dog skickade hon ett brev till Pullers far. I brevet berättar hon att skenet bedrar, och att ett mörker döljer sig under Paradise vackra yta. Puller blir alltmer övertygad om att hennes död inte var en olycka. Han misstänker att stadens palmer och kritvita sandstränder döljer en konspiration så chockerande att vissa är beredda att gå hur långt som helst för att hålla sanningen undangömd.
De bortglömda är den andra fristående delen i David Baldaccis serie om John Puller.
Tack till Bokfabriken för recensionsexemplaret!
I did have a book bad. But I couldn't keep it up. here is two "new" books that I got today from Amazon.
Dark Shadows: Heiress of Collinwood is the continuing the story of the classic TV show, Dark Shadows by series star, Lara Parker.
“My name is Victoria Winters, and my journey continues . . . .”
An orphan with no knowledge of her origins, Victoria Winters first came to the great house of Collinwood as a Governess. It didn’t take long for the Collins family’s many buried secrets, haunted history, and rivalries with evil forces to catch up to Victoria and cast the newcomer adrift in time, trapped between life and death.
A serial killer murdering for kicks.
A detective seeking revenge.
When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.
But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.
When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.
With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.
For the killer, the game has only just begun…
Scared to Death is a gripping fast paced crime thriller from author Rachel Amphlett, in a new series introducing Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…
Erin over at Flashlight Commentary is the one that came up with the cover crush idea and I loved it so much that I decided that every Thursday would I post a cover that I really love.
Bailey Carpenter is a smart and savvy private investigator, until a horrific attack leaves her trapped at home in her Miami high-rise apartment, crippled by paranoia.
Everywhere she looks, she sees the face of her attacker.
Including in the apartment directly opposite her.
Where someone is watching.
A tour de force from a master of psychological suspense, Joy Fielding's devilish and gripping novel will have you holding your breath until the very end.
Joy Fielding is a name that I recognize from books at my mother's place( I have browsed her bookshelves many times during the years). However, I haven't read a Joy Fielding before I read this book. And funny enough, neither has my mom. I guess we both like to hoard books.
Someone Is Watching is a thrilling and chilling book about a woman who is attacked and raped, never seeing the man's face, just remembering small details about him. She is struggling after the assault to return to a normal life, and just leaving the apartment becomes an obstacle. And, every man she sees could be the rapist. She starts to observe a neighbor across her street with her binoculars. And, she becomes more and more obsessed with that. And, she starts to think that the man in questions is watching her too...
What I liked about this book, besides the whole is Bailey crazy or is the neighbor really watching her storyline, is that Joy Fielding has created an interesting backstory for Bailey that adds intrigue to the story. She together with her brother is the youngest children of a man that has been married three times, and with children from each marriage. He died four months prior and left all assets to Bailey and her brother. However, their five is now contesting the will. This adds drama to the story. I did, I have to admit suspect some of the twists in the book, but I was so caught up in the story that I didn't mind that so much. I found the book to be hard to put down and for me was it a real page-turner. So, I guess I have to check out the Joy Fielding books that my mom has. I really want to read more from her!
The new novel in this acclaimed series is brilliantly paced, addictively suspenseful—the author's best yet.
THE NIGHT BELL is book four in the Hazel Micallef Mystery series, but I didn't have any problems reading the book, despite not having read the previous three books. However, since I have seen the movie do I have some previous knowledge of the characters in the book. But, I don't think you have to read the previous books to enjoy this one.
Året är 1882 och den unga, föräldralösa March Middleton har precis rest till London för att bosätta sig hos sin förmyndare Sidney Grice efter sin fars död. Sidney är landets mest berömde privatdetektiv och March har knappt hunnit anlända förrän han får ett nytt fall på halsen.
En ung kvinna har blivit brutalt mördad och allt pekar på att hennes make är den skyldige. Offrets mor är dock övertygad om motsatsen och March erbjuder sig att göra ett försök att rentvå honom.
Spåren tar dem på en resa från East Ends mörkaste gränder till de ståtliga viktorianska villorna i Bloomsbury. Varje ny ledtråd gör Sidney övertygad om klientens skuld, men snart blir det även uppenbart att fallet riskerar att krossa hans goda rykte som privatdetektiv …
Morden på Mangle Street utspelar sig i det viktorianska England. Boken vänder sig till läsare som gillar originella deckare med levande miljöbeskrivningar och en stor portion humor. Det här är den första boken i en serie om det omaka deckarparet Sidney Grice och March Middleton.
Morden på Mangle Street är en småtrevlig historisk deckare som utan tvekan kommer att uppskattas av läsare av t.ex. Flavia de Luce series av Alan Bradley. Sidney Grice känns som en parodi eller en mycket mer humorist version av Sherlock Holmes, och att en viss person dök upp i slutet av boken var småroande och passande. Personligen hade jag lite svårt för Sidney Grice, men March Middleton, hans skyddsling och "assistent" samt kommissarie Pound gjorde boken helt klart gjorde boken läsvärd.
After her father dies, March Middleton has to move to London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, the country's most famous private detective.
Under en söndagsutflykt i Leigh Woods strax utanför Bristol låter Rachel Jenner sin åttaårige son springa i förväg. Ben är utom synhåll bara en kort stund. Sen är han borta och Rachel befinner sig mitt i varje förälders värsta mardröm.
Burnt Paper Sky is a nail-biting thriller that takes up a subject that probably most of us find heartbreakingly awful, the disappearance of a child. Rachael lets her little son Ben run ahead in the forest to the swings, but when she arrives, is he not there. We get follow during the rest of the book the police who are doing everything to find the boy, and how Rachel and her ex-husband are trying to keep the hope alive that Ben is still alive and well. The press and the public, which is first sympathetic turns on Rachel and she must endure the harassment of people who believe that she is behind everything, or thinks she is a bad mother who did not keep track of Ben. Not only that, dark family secrets will be revealed...
The book is fascinating and horrible to read. Missing children is a tough subject, and the more days that go by, the less the chance that the boy is found alive. The book also takes unexpected turns as the plot progresses. The only thing with the book I found a bit annoying was Clemo's therapy sessions that appear in the book where he talks about the investigation (which is then completed) due to that he feels bad and have panic attacks and he has been forced to attend the therapy to be able to continue to work. Other than that, the book was very good!
Thanks to Pocketförlaget for the review copy!
Introducing professional researcher Phineas Fox in the first of a brand-new series of chilling mysteries.
Phineas Fox has mixed feelings when he s asked to research the infamous 19th-century violinist Roman Volf for a TV documentary. Hanged for his part in the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, Volf was a notorious criminal and womaniser, whose glittering talent was undermined by his scandalous private life. However, on uncovering evidence which suggests that Volf could not have been involved in the Tsar s murder, Phin s investigations lead him to the west coast of Ireland and a series of intriguing, interlocking mysteries reaching from 1881 to the present day.
Was Roman Volf executed for something he didn t do? And what is his connection with the reclusive Maxim Volf now living in County Galway? Phin s enquiries will unearth a number of dark secrets which lurk below the surface of the quiet Irish village of Kilcarne."
I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!
One phone call can change everything...
Six days before Christmas, Stella could never have anticipated the impact on her life when the phone rings in her London office.
The phone call is from a friend of the family informing Stella that her grandmother has been hurt in a fall at her home in the Scottish borders and is in hospital. Torn between her responsibilities at work and the need to be with her grandmother she decides she must return to Scotland immediately.
However, on her return to where she grew up, it becomes apparent that her grandmother’s health is not her only concern. Relationships which have lain dormant for years are re-kindled and fresh opportunities present themselves – if she will only dare to take them...
You know what, I may not be a big reader of romance novels, but I do love a feel-good book (and feel-good movies are the best). This book feels like you should be snowed in somewhere, preferably in the country, with a nice armchair, warm blanket, hot chocolate and a sleeping cat. And, just the book. I did have the blanket and the cat.
Anyway, it's not a thick book, but the book managed to tell is tale during its pages nice and well. Besides the story in the present do we also get flashbacks to when Stella's grandmother was a child, during the war and these flashbacks, are very important for the story and personally I found them to be a good addition. There is a little mystery included in the story, which surprised and delighted me. I do love dual storylines so it was quite nice to discover that. Also, another thing I was worried that there would be a triangle drama, but that part of the story was handled great!
Stella's Christmas Wish is about family and friends. It's a sweet story. I did think that Stella should have told Ross the truth about why she was leaving for London. But, looking back to her childhood is it perhaps not a surprise that she rather kept it to herself.
I enjoyed reading this book and if you are looking for a Christmas story then I recommend this one!
Sharon Guskin har skrivit en fängslande, tankeväckande roman som undersöker det vi ångrar i slutet av våra liv, det vi hoppas på i början och allt däremellan. Den berättar om det starka oupplösliga bandet mellan barn och förälder, mellan mor och son.
Noah vill hem. Förståeligt för en fyraåring. Men som Noahs ensamstående mamma Janie vet, är ingenting med Noah lätt att förstå. Han har mardrömmar, han är livrädd för vatten, han kan saker om dinosaurier som ingen berättat och känner igen filmer han aldrig har sett. Ibland skjuter han bort henne och skriker att han vill till sin riktiga mamma. Det blir värre och värre och ingen verkar kunna hjälpa henne. Till slut vänder hon sig till Jerome Anderson, professor i psykologi som kastat bort en lysande karriär i sitt sökande efter vad som finns bortom det vi kan se. Med Noah tror han att han har hittat det. Men han kämpar mot en begynnande afasi som hotar att radera hans minne.
Tillsammans ger sig Noah, Janie och Jerome ut på en resa som för var och en av dem betyder allt. Det leder dem till en mamma vars son varit försvunnen i åtta år. Svaren de får kanske är svar de inte är redo för. Framförallt kan det betyda att Janie förlorar den hon älskar mest av allt – Noah. Hur långt kan hon gå av kärlek till sitt barn?
Reincarnation or transmigration of the soul as it is also called is an interesting thought that I'm quite captivated by. I knew immediately after reading the description of the book that I just had to read it. How do you handle a child who demands that his real mother must come, a child who knows things that no one has told him. Is he ill, or he has lived a previous life? For Janie, is this a real situation and only when she contacts Jerome Anderson does it seem that she finally will get the answer to what ails Noah. For Jerome, this is his last chance to prove that reincarnation is something that exists. He suffers from aphasia and knows that time is running out for him.
The Forgetting Time is a thought provoking book. I found the story fascinating, especially the idea that life might continue through rebirth. The book also had independent chapters where different cases of reincarnation were brought up. Very interesting reading. Sometimes can interruption like this feel annoying in books, but in this case did I find it enriched the book's story.
The doctors can't find what it's wrong with Noah, then Janie sees a documentary about reincarnation and contacts Jerome who is an expert. and they began to investigate Noah's dreams closer and tries to find the person he was before he was Noah. But, here the story did take a completely different turn than I had expected The only thing that now and then felt a bit felt less interesting to read was Jerome's reflections. Jerome's illness makes him very reflective and he has many thoughts about life, the past, and death, and now and then I found I was quickly skimming through his thoughts in order to get forward in the book.
Despite my now and then problems with Jerome's inner thoughts is this book quite compelling and memorable and I heartily recommend it!
Thanks to Forum bokförlag for the review copy!
Dr. Tessa McGowan had never seen anything quite like it. But the mutilated bodies on her exam table tell a stunningly macabre tale: someone with a twisted mind is kidnapping women and altering their faces to resemble real, life-size dolls. As a forensic pathologist, it’s her job to aid the agent leading the case—even if that agent is her estranged husband.
Twelve years ago an unspeakable tragedy destroyed Dakota Sharp’s world. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, he’s devoted himself to capturing killers. His only regret is that it cost him Tessa. Now, as the Dollmaker case brings them together—and raises his suspicions that he’s crossed paths with this deranged psychopath before—they may just have their second chance. But it seems Dakota’s not the only one who wants to make Tessa his own…
She may be the Dollmaker’s next target, but Tessa has no intention of winding up as another toy on his shelf. Can she and Dakota stop this ghastly killer before his next deadly playdate?