December Haul

Oh yes, in December I spent a little bit… Among books, tools and gifts let’s see my Christmas haul!

First we talk about books. In December there were many offers, before and during Christmas, because what could be better than gifting a book? So here the books I bought, they are three (I thought more!).

Gli adepti by Ingar Johnsrud.

This is a Norwegian book, translated in many European languages but not English; the Original Title is Wienerbrorskapet

It seems a simple case of disappearance, the one on which the inspector Fredrik Beier, of the Oslo police, begins to investigate. Of course, it risks clamoring, because to disappear into nothingness was the daughter of a prominent exponent of the ruling party and because the girl lived within a Christian sect, the “Light of God”. But the picture is immediately complicated: in the villa that houses the sect a massacre is consumed and in the basement a state-of-the-art chemical laboratory is discovered, of which the use is not clear. There are those who call into question fundamentalist terrorism, who blows on the fire. But Beier, joined by a young and brilliant Muslim agent, Kafa Iqbal, understands that behind the laboratory and the massacre, there is a much more complex truth and that it sinks its roots to Vienna, in the years of Nazism. Critically acclaimed at home and already sold in twenty countries, “The adepts” marks the debut of a new master of Scandinavian crime.

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter.

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.

More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that’s cruelly ripped open when Claire’s husband is killed.

The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful thriller from one of the finest suspense writers working today.

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October Book Haul

What I bought in October? I’ve been lazy this past two months, after my vacation I pretty much stopped reading, maybe because the book I’m reading right now isn’t that appealing and I was quite busy in September, so I waited to buy books till the very last day of the month :oops:

Anyway, here they are.

Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag.

This was on my “waiting for eBook list” for a long time so when Kobo finally published and discounted I had to have it. This is the first book in the Kovac and Liska Series.

He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won’t stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn’t talking.

Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still. Her superiors are interested only because the latest victim may be the daughter of Peter Bondurant, an enigmatic billionaire. When Peter pulls strings, Special Agent John Quinn gets assigned to the case. But the FBI’s ace profiler of serial killers is the last person Kate wants to work with, not with their troubled history. Now she faces the most difficult role of her career—and her life. For she’s the only woman who has what it takes to stop the killer . . . and the one woman he wants next.

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September Book Haul

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?

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July/August Book Haul

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

Abandoned 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.

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May Book Haul

Since February 2016 I read books with my Kobo eReader. I didn’t like it at first but I had to come to this compromise because I didn’t have any more space in my library. I’m a book addicted and I don’t know how many books I bought since last year because of discounts and promotions on the Kobo website. Thankfully I have them all in “one book”.

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