This post will cover a three-day stay in Ischia, a volcanic Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Last time we were on the ferry from Pozzuoli to Ischia, a sunny a windy day. We arrived late morning in Pozzuoli, almost missing the ferry but like everything in Italy the leaving departure was postponed. It took one hour and a half to cross the sea.
There were only 10 cm between my bed and the wall and I had to be careful to get up from the bed or I would have knocked my head against the wall. More so, no bedside lamp on my side because how can you put a lamp in a 10 cm space? We complained and they changed room for us, it was a little bit bigger but not much (at least no more head against the wall!!).Continue Reading
About the Book
This is the first book of Pieter Aspe’s book series featuring Inspector Van In. This is a very old book, published first in Belgium in 1995 (it still has Francs as currency, I couldn’t understand the money!) and translated in Italian in 2009 and in English in 2013.
In this book, Van In meets the Deputy Public Prosecutor Hannelore Martens and they investigate a robbery in a jewelry store owned by Ghislain Degroof, the son of the powerful and wealthy Ludovic Degroof. However, this is not the usual robbery, because the gold is dissolved in aqua regia and the details suggest a personal motive. When Ludovic Degroof’s grandson is kidnapped, the case gets more difficult.
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?
About the Book
This is the 3rd book in the series. I loved the first book, not really that much the second but I loved this one. I couldn’t stop reading.
As I said before, I love serial killers, reading about them and their motivation. And more killings there are, more I like a book.
Smoky Barrett, an FBI agent, is called by the Director of the FBI himself to solve a very delicate case. A woman is murdered on the plane travelling from Texas to Virginia but is this only the beginning or is the end of the most prolific serial killer in American History?