Her er en liten smakebit på noen av bøkene jeg skal lese i sommer, etter inspirasjon fra Anitas blogg.
Det blir nok mye mer lesing enn bare de jeg har nevnt her, jeg planlegger blant annet å delta på lesemaraton 9. juli, men jeg ville sette søkelys på noen bøker som ikke er så mye omtalt her i Norge enda. For meg er det viktig at sommerlesingen er variert, det skal være noe krim og grøssende lesing, minst én historisk roman, litt overnaturlig snadder og gjerne også litt tankevekkende bøker. Utvalget under dekker alle disse kategoriene.
Despite her life-long fascination with Jack the Ripper, young
detective constable Lacey Flint has never worked a murder case or
seen a corpse up close. Until now … As she arrives at her car one evening, Lacey is horrified to
find a woman slumped over the door. She has been brutally stabbed,
and dies in Lacey's arms. Thrown headlong into her first murder hunt, Lacey will stop at
nothing to find this savage killer. But her big case will also be
the start of a very personal nightmare. When Lacey receives a familiar letter, written in blood,
pre-fixed Dear Boss, and hand delivered, it is clear that a Ripper
copycat is at large. And one who is fixated on Lacey herself. Can
this inexperienced detective outwit a killer whose infamous role
model has never been found?
Jeg kjøpte alle bøkene til Bolton forleden, og Now you see me er den som frister mest. Jack the Ripper er en av mine fascinasjoner også.
Kan også nevne denne boken av Bolton. Blood Harvestskal etter sigende være hennes nifseste. Perfekt for regnvåte sommerkvelder:
Gillian is haunted by the disappearance of
her little girl two years ago. A devastating fire burned down their
home, but she remains convinced her daughter survived. Ten-year-old
Tom lives by the town’s neglected churchyard. Is he the only one who
sees the strange, solitary child playing there? And what is she trying
to tell him? There’s a
new vicar in town – Harry – and he’s meeting the locals. But menacing
events suggest he isn’t welcome. What terrible secret is this town
World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare
knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself,
but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she
cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is
that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers
who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their
relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and
resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of
the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the
perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep
their relationship--and her family--safe. But when she becomes aware of
the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing
to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
Denne plukket jeg med meg fra Book Expo America, og den virker som perfekt sommerlesing.
If you were forced to live with faith, or without, which would you choose?England. 1986. The Church controls the country, and all members of the Secular Movement have been expelled to the Island. On the Island, religion is outlawed. A gang of boys patrols the
community, searching for signs of faith, and punishing any believers. When an English girl arrives – intent on finding her mother who
disappeared, mysteriously, ten years ago – she is swept up in the
dangerous games of the gang. But while one boy falls in love with her,
the other wants revenge for the wrongs of the past, and, as the
violence escalates, the English girl becomes their pawn. Jeg liker veldig godt beskrivelsen av denne boken, og ser frem til å lese den. Den har også fått mange flotte omtaler på Amazon.co.uk
Elizabeth Haynes: Into the Darkest Corner
Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a
good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous - Lee
seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as
each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee.
His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that
Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of
her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape. Four
years later, struggling to overcome her demons, Catherine dares to
believe she might be safe from harm. Until one phone call changes
everything. This is an edgy and powerful first novel, utterly
convincing in its portrayal of obsession, and a tour de force of
suspense. Jeg har lest flere gode anmeldelser av denne, og jeg har sans for tankevekkende bøker.
On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley
is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional
domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his
ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and
plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is
inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder
suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a
story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and
mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.
Denne boken fikk jeg også med meg fra Book Expo America, hvor jeg også møtte forfatteren. Jeg får litt Anne Rice - følelse av beskrivelsen, og gleder meg til å lese den. Boken er alt kommet ut i England, og en boktrailer er laget: