Book Blogger Hop #7

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This week question:

What genre do you refuse to read and why? (submitted by Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People)

My answer:

Anything else but mysteries and fantasies. Because I don’t like them, it takes me a lot to read and I don’t feel engaged in them. But sometimes I do read non-fiction especially historic non-fiction but on argument that I want to know more about (see the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki or everything that concern Japan. I’m not saying that I like everything I read about Japan but at least I try).

The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife
Book # 10
William Morrow
August 4th 2020
January 10, 2022 January 13, 2022

Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there—a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero’s reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.

Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can’t crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn’t want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver’s widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.

When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake

About the book

Tenth book in the series by Karin Slaughter dedicated to Will Trent, an FBI special agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Will is visiting a prison when a dead body is found after a riot and a suspect needs to be interrogated. He is in prison for killing women, 8 years earlier. The problem? He pleads innocent and says the real killer is still killing and those murders are catalogued as accidents. In fact, Will’s girlfriend and coroner, Sara, connects a woman’s apparent accident with the case she was working on 8 years earlier with her now-dead ex-husband Jeffery Tolliver.

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The Phantom of the Opera

Le Fantôme de l'Opéra

Poisoned Pen Press
January 2, 2022 January 10, 2022

Every night at the Palais Garnier, hundreds of guests sit on the edge of velvet-covered seats, waiting for prima donna La Carlotta to take the stage. But when her voice fails her, La Carlotta is replaced with unknown understudy Christine Daaé, a young soprano whose vibrant singing fills every corner of the house and wins her a slew of admirers, including an old childhood friend who soon professes his love for her. But unknown to Christine is another man, who lurks out of sight behind the heavy curtains of the opera, who can move about the building undetected, who will do anything to make sure Christine will keep singing just for him…
This curated edition of The Phantom of the Opera, based on the original 1911 English translation by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos, brings an iconic story of love and obsession to today's readers and illuminates the timeless appeal of Leroux's masterpiece.

About the book

First book of the year. As a first reading, I decided to immerse myself in the classics and read The Phantom of the Opera. For various reasons. First of all my favorite skater played this music and since I can’t find the movie, I decided to read the story. Second is the favorite book of a booktuber that I follow and I wanted to see why.

Poor unfortunate Erik! Should we feel sorry for him? Should we curse him? He was just asking to be someone, like everyone else! He had a heart capable of holding the whole world, but he had to settle for a cave.

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