Book Blogger Hop #27


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This week question:

Have you ever had a bookish, nocturnal dream? If so, please share the story. If not, have you ever had a daydream related to books? If so, please tell us about it. (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

My answer:

No, I’m more of a fnfiction daydream pal, not about books. But I did dream about serial killers once.

It’s August!

That means no review post for a month. I’m going on holiday for a month, so I’m not scheduling book reviews like last year. TBF and Book Blog Hop are already scheduled for the month and I will try to post “It’s Monday..” and tell you what I’ve read while at the beach (I hope a lot! I just bought 15 e-books…)

So see you in September and happy vacation time to whoever vacation this time of the year.

BTW, new posts are under this one. I’ve made this sticky till the 31st.

Book Blogger Hop #26


Click the image above to know what this is about! It’s fun!

This week question:

Do you agree or disagree with this statement: A blogger’s first name should be in a prominent place on his/her blog. (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

My answer:

Yes, I hate nicknames (the ones with numbers that people use in forums/chats and think of them as cool for a blog). I don’t know about prominent, but it is nice if it is.

Abandoned

Abandoned
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, Book # 4
Hodder & Stoughton
2009
ebook
448
English
March 21, 2018 March 27, 2018

For FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, the wedding of one of their own was cause for celebration. Until a woman staggered down the aisle, incoherent, emaciated, head shaved, and wearing only a white nightgown.

No one knows who she is or where she's come from or why she's chosen to appear in a church filled with law enforcement agents. Then a fingerprint check determines that the woman has been missing for nearly eight years that once she was someone's wife, someone's mother and a cop. Imprisoning her in a dark cell, depriving her of any contact with the outside world, her enigmatic captor was a man she didn't know and who seldom spoke, who punished her only when she failed to follow his most basic instructions designed to keep her alive.

Cold, businesslike, seemingly indifferent to his victims, he's a predator with an M.O. as terrifyingly inscrutable as any Smoky has ever encountered. As she fits together the pieces of what remains of his victim's fractured life, a chilling picture emerges of a killer every bit as calculating, masterful, and professional as Smoky and the team she leads a professional psychopath who doesn't take murder personally and never makes a mistake.

There's a reason he let one of his victims go free. And by the time Smoky pierces the darkness of his twisted mind, it may cost her more than she can bear to lose to escape. For a trap snapped closed the moment she took this case too much to heart.


About the book

The start is in slow motion, then the pace picks up. I read the first two chapters in two days (ok maybe the first 4), then I could not put it down.

I read this book in English because kobo does not have the translated version in Italian (not bad, I can read a whole book in English without having problems) and I must say that I like the style of the author. Of course, even in Italian it is his style but being translated, I do not know how much structure the translator changes, so reading a book in English has been different for once.

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