I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed) by Alessandro Manzoni. We always read chapters from the book in school but I’ve never read the entire book. I didn’t even know the ending and was pleased when I watched the TV series and found out that it isn’t a sad story but a very happy ending…
Well I don’t have only one… The Decameron by Boccaccio, it is on my TBR list, the problem is the language, too ancient to be pleasing. I wanted to read it because they are 100 stories told by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague and they are all together in a country villa outside the city of Florence. It’s similar to One Thousand and One Nights which I read and enjoyed.
As for foreign classics… The Idiot by Dostoyevsky, David Copperfield, any Sherlok Holmes story (I will read these, I promise), and I think there are others but I can’t recall them now.
When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?
The trail leads Lottie to St. Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.
As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?
Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.
1976: a small sack is buried, scared children look from the window.
2015: Susan Sallivan wants to know the truth, she goes to a church but she’s strangled with her iPod headphones.
Lottie Parker, homicide inspector of Ragmullin, a small Irish town 30 minuts away from Tullamore, is called upon the murder scene.
Who is Susan? She seems a woman without a past. Lottie questions Susan’s coworkers, among them James Brown. Who is found hanged close to his house. Suicide or homicide? and are the two cases connected? The coroner finds two similar tattoos on the bodies’ thigh. Something from their past killed them?
In this category I will publish about new books, according to Goodread.com. Meaning that I will choose a book each Monday, from the “New Releases” page @ GoodReads. I will choose random covers that speak to me, that are nice or cute, without looking at the author, genre or synopsis.
Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper.
In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay.
At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father’s godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortázar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn’t guess.
And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte’s authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia’s eternal rule — and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose – seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough…
The light in her wide brown eyes dimmed as she drew her last breath. She might have been beautiful lying there on the floor, if it wasn’t for the purple marks on her neck and the angry red line on her finger where her wedding band used to be…
When Jeanine Hammond is found dead in an upscale hotel in suburban Massachusetts, newly-promoted Detective Jo Fournier finds herself thrown into a disturbing case. Who would murder this shy, loving wife and leave her body posed like a dancing ballerina?
As more bodies of married women start turning up in hotel rooms across states, arranged the same way, Jo makes a terrifying link to unsolved cases from years ago: each victim bears the same strangulation marks. But if she disobeys direct orders by investigating the killings outside of her jurisdiction, it will mean the end of the career she’s already sacrificed so much for, even her relationship.
A break in the case comes when Jo’s search of the victims’ computers reveals they were all leading double lives. Two things become clear: these small-town women had big secrets to hide, and the killer is moments away from selecting a partner for his next deadly dance. That is, unless Jo can stop him in time…
About the book
I would like to thank NetGalley and the author for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. Obviously I read it in English.
Jo Fournier has just been promoted to police lieutenant, but finds this job unsatisfactory, she prefers field work and not paperwork. When a mysterious death occurred in a hotel room of a woman from out of town, she decides to investigate even if it is no longer her task.
The woman in question was found strangled in a hotel room and apparently looks like a normal woman but she isn’t satisfied with the relationship she has with her husband. Occasional meeting ended badly? And where is the wedding ring?
No, I hate audio books. Maybe in the future I will use them when my sight won’t be that good anymore, but not now. Audio books are just boring.
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