All in Crime and Thriller
Today I am very excited to have Fleur McDonald as my guest as part of the blog tour for her latest novel, Sapphire Falls. Libretto Reviews, togheter with many other fellow australian bloggers and websites, will host for sixteen days exclusive contents as guest posts, interviews, reviews and much more to let you guys know more about Fleur's new page turner and exciting new novel.
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Firstly I need to say that I loved Tremayne's debut novel THE ICE TWINS so much and when I saw that the author had a new psychological thriller out I was extremely excited and delighted to receive an preview copy from the publishers itself, HarperCollins Australia, that I thank for my copy.
Unfortunately, THE FIRE CHILD was for me an utter disappointement.
A parcel came a few weeks ago with a new Australian publishing proposal, the new book by an author I'd never heard before: Pierre Lemaitre. Not sure if I fancy french authors but I get curious.
Pierre Lemaitre has worked for many years as a professor of literature and now writes novels and screenplays. He received awards for Alex and Camille, two books of his most famous trilogy, the one featuring Commandant Camille Verhoeven (Alex, Irene, Camille). Arrived in Australia 7 years after the date of original publication in France (2009) and a few years delay compared to Italy (2012)
All right, I'm convinced.
I'll give BLOOD WEDDING by Pierre Lemaitre a go.
That northern Europe was fertile ground for writers and thriller novel we knew well. And is from Norway that comes one of the most talented and shocking thriller authors that I have ever read. Samuel Bjørk, pseudonym of the versatile Norwegian artist Frode Sander Øien, continues the series of the special unit of Oslo led by Holger Munch and his talented team of chosen elements, struggling again with a vicious serial killer. "THE OWL ALWAYS HUNT AT NIGHT" follow the first book of Olger Munch & Mia Kruger series called " I'M TRAVELLING ALONE " that I reviewed here.
It's always a pain to start a new week after a long weekend and that's why I'm here. To tell you about my latest read and keep you company on the bus, on the train or while enjoying a cappuccino .
Today I want to talk you about "I'M TRAVELLING ALONE " published by RandomHouse Australia and written by the Norwegian Samuel Bjørk .
While on the other side of the globe spring starts to warm up the air, here in Australia this morning I woke up with a scent of winter in the air. In Brisbane mornings and nights are getting cooler and I have not missed the chance to open all the windows, get me a cup of tea and wear my very first jumper of the season! Now that I am confortable and happy sipping tea, I want to tell you about my last reading. I'm talking about BLACK-EYED SUSANS by Julie Heaberling published by Penguin Books Australia.
The review I am posting this week is special because it concerns a book I have long awaited and that I was dying for to read. I'm talking about THE TRAP by Melanie Raabe published here in Australia by Text Publishing on the 28 of March 2016. I also have to thank the lovely Stephanie from Text Publishing for my beloved copy.
A thriller in a thriller, that's what THE TRAP is...
First of all, I have to say that never in my life I read a book like this. Clare Mackintosh does magic with words and is a fine storyteller. So fine, I was tricked unders my nose and I didn't realize was I was reading untill the end of the book. Wow wow wow!!!!
Well well well, Ashley Bell. Who is Ashley Bell?
560 pages that Koontz packed full of action, in a book were there is not lack of twists until the very last page . I am not gonna make spoilers but if you don't like paranormal thriller don't read Ashley Bell. I liked it exactly because I love fantasy/paranormal and I was favourably surprised by this unexpected turn. The Times said that Koontz is " the master of suspense" and I couldn't agree more.
I wasn’t expecting a YA to be so gripping and dark. “13 MINUTES” went beyond all my expectations. I was quite impressed when tonight I finished it because I wasn’t expecting a such addictive and unputdownable book. If I had to describe it I would say that it is a mix of Mean Girls and Gone Girl.
THE SHINING GIRLS by Lauren Beukes , was part of my December TBR and I read it after two book that I deeply loved: Burial Rites and The Gracekeeper. So when the time of The Shing Girls comes, I had a really positive attitude towards it as my previews choices were enjoyable readings and I expected this to be the same. Unfortunately, it was not.
After years I hear my mother praise Nesbø, I finally decided and I jumped on the recent “Blood on Snow” released in 2015 and published by PenguinRandomHouse. If is the best Nesbø can do, I am wondering why he is so famous...
Having recently discovered the world of thrillers, I asked to my mom, a thriller/mystery addicted, who suggested me to try Camilla Läckberg’s books. When I saw this book at Feltrinelli Express in Rome, while looking for something to read on the airplane, I could not resist and I bought it.
It’s just a matter of facts: when a book keeps me awake all night untill the crack of the dawn , for me is 5 stars. Easy.
This is the case of “Forget Me Not” by Luana Lewis. When I first saw this book on NetGalley I was , as usually happen, hooked up by the cover and then when I read the synopsis, I was sold.
I found it to be a little slow at first, but once the first two chapters were done, I got into it and I couldn’t help but read every time I had 5 minutes. The story is set in Colorado and tells two parallel story lines, one set in the past, the other in the present.
Greetings! Today I want to talk about one of the best books of 2015 and one of my all time favorite. "The Ice Twins" by S.K.Tremayne published by Harper Collins . Intrigued by the hype that was around this novel I decided to read the book . The day after, at dawn , I was still awake, curled up in my bed (and totally terrified) . The Ice twins is a publishing event, debut novel of the english writer, and mother of two twin girls, S.K.Tremayne.