Planlagt sommerlektyre

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.

S.J. Bolton: Now you see me

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 Harvest skal 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 hiding?

Margaret Leroy: The Soldier's Wife
As 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.

Naomi Wood: The Godless Boys
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

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.

Alma Katsu: The Taker
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:

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