My third book to read this vacation. (I still have to finish the second one I started, wasn't really a good holiday-read). This was a very good holiday read! Another Lynley-novel by Elizabeth George. The book made me feel like I was there, in Cornwall. Like I was there on the spot, with all those people she brings to life and who had means and motive to murder the boy who was murdered.I like her books because of the peoples' lives being described, their interactions, the murder getting solved peace by peace, the recurrence of the same characters solving the murders, the English atmosphere and most of all I like her sense of humor in the character of Barbara Havers. If she writes a book without DS Havers in it, it won't be complete. I just love her!
I'm not overly enthusiastic, but still, I continue reading because I want to know the rest of the story. It is a story that slowly grows on you once you get to know the people better. The author writes about the daily life of herself, partner, kids and friends. Their dreams, their sorrows. (In English: "The sum or our days"
A fantastic book! I read all her books so far, but this one is the best (so far). Of course, I know the characters because I read all her other books, I like to the development in their personal lives and relations. I also like the crime in this book. An American president, newly chosen, comes to visit Norway, the land of her ancestors. She gets abducted. At least..., she goes missing... Is she really abducted?
What a disappointment this book was! It started out as a good read. I also had good hopes, because I have read several other books by the author and liked them. This one however doesn't match the others.
The first book to read on vacation. A very unusual book. I had to get used to the atmosphere at first, I didn't immediately like it. Later on I liked it better. Not one of my best reads, but I am glad I read it. It two weeks and a couple of books later since I read it, but I still feel the atmosphere of the book when I think back, so it made more of an impression than I had thought.It's about a young Jewish woman from Russia whose husband, father and mother get killed in a raid. She tries to bring her two-year old daughter to safety. After the tragedy she can't find the little girl and her aunt tells her she saw the girl dead in the river.That's when she decides to go to America, for a better future. At that point the story turns a bit awkward for me. A bit too unreal for my taste. Even though I believe it is based on a true situation (not all the details though) and even if I believe such things can happen. I can't blame her for the choices she makes. I think I would do what she did given the same circumstances and given the fact that she has nothing whatsoever to lose.The story turns even more unreal when she decides to go back to Russia and all the adventures she has while trying to reach her goal. Unreal, but fascinating. I think you will just have to judge for yourself by reading the book. I still can't decide what to make of this book.