OTHER PEOPLE’S SECRETS by LOUISE CANDLISH. A gripping tale of grief, love and family secrets set in the beautiful surroundings around Lake Orta in Italy. I found the story quite slow, yet engrossing and intriguing.
Book review: Cuckoo by Sophie Draper. I do love a dark story about an old spooky house and ancient family secrets coming to light. The ’Cuckoo’ has an extra layer of haunting fairy tales woven into the narrative, which I thought was genius and added to the creepiness. A great read with an unpredictable ending.
Book review: OUR HOUSE by LOUISE CANDLISH
I read this book in one weekend, just couldn’t put it down. Brilliant characters and plot and the ending took my breath away. I couldn’t start another book for a few days after reading 'Our House' as I needed some time to process the story.
SOMETHING IN THE WATER by CATHERINE STEADMAN. This is one of the best thrillers I have read this year (and I have read quite a few). It grabbed me from the first page and kept me guessing right til the end. A great beach read!
WIMMERA by MARK BRANDI. I loved this slow-paced heart-breaking crime novel! Perhaps partly because it plays out in a small town in the state of Victoria, Australia, which reminded me of my years there. I lived in the city centre in Melbourne, but the slang, expressions and surroundings felt very familiar. And the story is engaging and compelling too! A fantastic debut novel!
SKUGGSPELET av ANNA BÅGSTAM. Detta är en snabbläst bladvändare där spänningen tätnar och handlingen tar nya vändningar ju längre in i berättelsen man kommer. Perfekt för soliga dagar på stranden! (Eller regniga dagar på soffan). Karaktärerna är trovärdiga och man önskar att man fick träffa en del av dem i verkliga livet. Precis som fösta delen av morden i Lerviken(Ögonvittnet) slutar Skuggspelet med en riktig cliffhanger som utlovar mer spännande läsning om civilutredaren Harriet Vesterberg.
The Fire Child is another brilliant psychological thriller (I also loved The Ice Twins!) by S.K. Tremayne. I really liked the eerie surrounding of the Cornwall mines and the storytelling and characters are interesting and compelling.