Crime, Ficção, Mistério, Review, thriller

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

In this book, we follow Roderick Macrae (Roddy), 17 years old, son of a crofter, living in an isolated place, who kills his neighbor and two other people. A century and a half later a researcher investigates the surroundings of this event.

The first thing that I have to say about this book is that it was an amazing idea. The story sounds so real, it looks like we are reading the archive.

Fantasia, Johasson, Mistério, Review, thriller

Insónia de J. R. Johasson

Plot summary:
Depois de quatro anos de insónia, Parker Chip não aguenta mais nada. Toda noite, ao invés de dormir ele entra no sonho da pessoa que ele olhou nos olhos por último. Se ele não dormir logo Parker morrerá. É quando ele conhece Mia. Seus sonhos são calmos e maravilhosamente descomplicados, e permitem a ele um descanço feliz e altamente viciante. Mas o que começa com um encontro se transforma em obsessão. O desejo furioso de Parker pelo o que ele precisa o pressiona ao extremo que ele jamais pensou alcançar. Quando alguém começa aterrorizar Mia com ameaças de morte, a memória de Parker apaga o levando a duvidar de sua própria inocência.

Estou muito dividida em relação a esta leitura: Gostei muito? Gostei pouco? Penso que estou aí no intermédio. O bom sinal é que este livro agarrou-me do início ao fim.

Neste livro acompanhamos um jovem que já não dorme há alguns anos e quando o tenta fazer, acaba por entrar nos sonhos da última pessoa com quem os seus olhos se cruzaram. A partir deste resumo esta é uma história que nos chama logo à atenção.

Ficção histórica, From the Author, Mistério, Review

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Plot summary:
World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she has taken a job at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility. As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls? Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.

First of all, I love historical fiction and when this is mixed with mystery… well, I am in heaven!

And for those who love Downton Abbey, this is the book to read.

This is a well-constructed story. We follow the different characters in different places in each chapter and all of them was so highly connected… As we follow the countryside, Farleigh Place, during World War II, we also follow what happens in the city, London.

Grogan, Mistério, Review, Suspense, thriller, YA

From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan

Plot summary:
Sixteen-year-old Kara McKinley is about to realize her dream of becoming a professional baker. Beautifully designed and piped, her cookies are masterpieces, but also her ticket out of rainy Seattle—if she wins the upcoming national baking competition and its scholarship prize to culinary school in California. Kara can no longer stand the home where her family lived, laughed, and ultimately imploded after her mean-spirited big sister Kellen died in a drowning accident. Kara’s dad has since fled, and her mom has turned from a high-powered attorney into a nutty holy-rolling Christian fundamentalist peddling “Soul Soup” in the family café. All Kara has left are memories of better times. (…)

This book was like glue for me, I never was capable of leaving it… the suspense was so incredible…

The book is about a sixteen-year-old girl, Kara, who struggles with her life. She has lost her sister, her father went away to live in another city and she was stalked. She lives with her mom and wants to be a professional baker, but has a long way to go…