The Square of Revenge

Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura
The Square of Revenge

The Square of Revenge

Author:
Series: Pieter Van In, Book 1
Genres: Belgian, Crime
The beautiful medieval architecture of Bruges belies the dark longings of her residents. When the wealthy and powerful Ludovic Degroof's jewelry store is broken into, nothing is stolen, but the jewels have been dissolved in jars if aqua regia, an acid so strong it can even melt gold. In the empty safe is a scrap of paper on which a strange square has been drawn. At first, Inspector Van In pays little attention to the paper, focusing on the bizarre nature of the burglary. But when Degroof's offspring also receive letters with this same square, Van In and the beautiful new DA Hannelore Martens find themselves unraveling a complex web of enigmatic Latin phrase and a baroness' fallen family and Degroof's relationship with a hostage grandchild, ransomed for a priceless collection of art. More info →
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September Haul

Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura

This is what I bought in September, not much because I couldn’t look at Kobo website a lot since I was busy, but I did buy a little bit:

Lycke by Mikaela Bley.

New author for me and new series. This is the first book in the Emma Tamm’s Series.

‘Death, death, death,’ she whispered to herself. But it was already too late. The panic was growing inside her.

On a cold and stormy Friday in May, a young girl disappears without a trace from outside Stockholm’s Royal Tennis Hall.

The missing girl is Lycke, and assigned to report on her story is TV4’s hot-headed crime reporter Ellen Tamm. As the police begin their search, Ellen starts her own investigation, delving into Lycke’s life: her family, the nanny, the kids who taunted her at school.

As Ellen is drawn deeper into a tangle of secrets, lies, and betrayals — and frustrated by the odd behavior of Lycke’s family, as well as corrupt police, her upstart new boss, and the disturbing threats being made against her — she becomes more and more possessed by the task she has been given, tortured by the echoes of her own past, of the darkness that haunts her. Will she find Lycke before it is too late for either of them?

The Darker Side

Wednesday, October 4 2017 4:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura
The Darker Side

The Darker Side

Author:
Series: Smoky Barrett, Book 3
Genres: Female Detectives, Mystery, Thriller
When FBI Agent Smoky Barrett and her team of investigators are called in by the Director himself to handle a case of murder committed on a flight from Texas to Virginia, the case begins with a shock, and the twists keep coming. More info →
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My Trip to Amalfi Coast – Part 1

Wednesday, September 27 2017 4:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura

In this part I tell you about my trip to Maiori in the South of Italy and to Amalfi and Positano.

We left on May 28 quite early and arrived about 6 in the afternoon (geez I was so tired!). We traveled all Italy long since I’m from the North and stopped a few times at the rest stops while on the highway.

Maiori is a small town on the coast and the streets to access the town, are not small, minuscule! If you’re used to American streets well… you probably have some problems driving there (I mean I’m used to Italian traffic and it was quite an experience for me too… I need to say we were on the bus so even worst!). The worst part was when we encounter cars from the other way and motorcycles surpassed us. I don’t know how many “almost-head-ons” we had. Anyway, after this scary drive we arrived at our hotel and had dinner (I never eaten so well during a vacation in a hotel as during this one, and I am very picky). Pasta with zucchini and shrimps and fried fish, yummy! and obviously dessert.

The Skin Collector

Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura
The Skin Collector

The Skin Collector

A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York – one more devious and disturbing than ever before. They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape . . . Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased. As the pair struggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherous and twisting path where nothing is as it seems. And with the clock rapidly ticking before the killer strikes again, they must untangle the twisted web of clues before more victims – or they themselves – are next. More info →
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July/August Book Haul

Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura

This is what I bought in July, oh man! Kobo had a .99 book sale, you can bet I bought everything and more:

Abbandoned by Cody McFadyen.

Fourth book in Smoky Barrett Series. I had to buy this book in English because sold out in Italian and no Italian kobo version :cry:

The woman had been missing for almost eight years.
Someone watched her, stalked her, kidnapped her, and held her captive in the dark all that time. No ransom demand, and no suspects. No answers, even now that the woman has been found – thrown from an unmarked car in front of a beach-side wedding – alive but unbearably traumatized. All she can do is scream. Tracking a kidnapper who appears to have no motive, FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett and her team are plunged into the most sinister and disturbing case of their careers.Then they start to find the others.