#30: Orkansæsonen og stilheden (Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky)

Orkansæsonen og stilheden
Orkansæsonen og stilheden

OK fortælling og Monica og Beate, og hvordan menneskeskæbner er forbundet på de mest forunderlige måder…

Kort omtale fra mofibo.com:
Monica er en måske lidt usædvanlig præst. Beate, hendes gode veninde, er forsvarsadvokat. Monica er lykkeligt gift og taler med Gud. Beate var lykkeligt gift, men har mistet sin mand i en trafikulykke, som hun føler sig delvist ansvarlig for. Hen over et år krydser de to veninder ind gennem forskellige menneskers liv: En guatemalansk teenagepige opvokset på et børnehjem, en mafioso, en ung hashhandler, en forelsket politimand og en lun jæger med fingeren klar på aftrækkeren. Orkansæsonen og stilheden handler om tro, retfærdighed, selvtægt, kærlighed, sorg, forelskelser, drab og tilgivelse. Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky har modtaget BogForums Debutantpris og Boghandlernes Gyldne Laurbær for sine to tidligere romaner, Den stjålne vej og Forbandede yngel, lige som hun har været nomineret til en række priser, bla. Weekendavisens Litteraturpris og Martha prisen.

#29: After You (Jojo Moyes)

 

After You
After You

Efterfølgeren til You Before Me (som jeg var i biografen for at se for ikke så længe siden – tudede som havde biografen betalt mig i stedet for det omvendte, snøft!). Meget sød, ligesom den første bog :o) I øvrigt oplæst af en super god stemme, synes jeg – dejligt!

Kort omtale af bogen fra mofibo.com (hvor jeg har hørt den):
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Read by Anna Acton. Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for – or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she’s going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .

#28: A Summer at Sea (Katie Fforde)

A Summer at Sea
A Summer at Sea

Altså.. Selvom jeg godt vidste, jeg havde fat i en chick-lit og læs-let-bog, så var denne alligevel lidt for tyndbenet.. Selvstændig kvinde får omvendt alle og ender sammen med byens hunk.. Mnja.. Synes egentlig, jeg normalt bliver bedre underholdt af Katie Ffordes bøger, men måske er det bare noget, jeg drømmer?

Kort om bogen fra Katie Ffordes hjemmeside:
Emily is happy with her life just as it is.

She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she’s also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air.

So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.

But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate.

Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily.

And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice.

Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?

#27: End of Watch (Stephen King)

End of Watch
End of Watch

Sidste og lidt “fantastiske” bog i serien om Bill Hodges og hans to sidekicks – og ikke mindst den uhyggelige Mr. Mercedes. Ikke helt så god som de andre IMHO, men stadig spændende og – på ægte Stephen Kingsk maner – ganske væmmelig med alle de tanker, den sætter i gang :oO

Kort om bogen fra forlagets hjemmeside:
The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers—In End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney—the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.

#26: The Singles Game (Lauren Weisberger)

 

The Singles Game
The Singles Game

En rigtig chick-lit bog med fokus på tennis-verdenen. Håber ikke, den helt er som beskrevet i bogen, for så ryger nogle af mine illusioner vist, men generelt helt OK.

Kort om bogen fra forlagets hjemmeside:
The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada—a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.

How far would you go to reach the top?

When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil—the infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner—she finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity matches aboard mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty.

Under Todd’s new ruthless regime, Charlie the good girl is out. Todd wants “Warrior Princess” Charlie all the way. After all, no one ever wins big by playing nice.

Celebrity mags and gossip blogs go wild for Charlie as she jets around the globe chasing Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines. But as the Warrior Princess’s star rises on and off the court, it comes at a cost. In a world obsessed with good looks and hot shots, is Charlie Silver willing to lose herself to win it all?

Sweeping from Wimbledon to the Caribbean, from the US Open to the Mediterranean, The Singles Game is a sexy and wickedly entertaining romp through a world where the stakes are high—and no one plays by the rules.

#25: Finder’s Keepers (Stephen King)

Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers

Rigtig god opfølgning på Mr. Mercedes! Kan rigtig godt lide de tre hovedpersoner, så selvom der gik noget i stil med halvdelen af bogen, inden de kom på banen for alvor, var det egentlig helt OK :o)

Kort om bogen fra forlagets hjemmeside:
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.

#24: Hello Darling, Are You Working? (Rupert Everett)

Hello Darling. Are You Working?
Hello Darling. Are You Working?

Har efter mange, mange år endelig fået læst denne bog af Rupert Everett, manden jeg engang skulle giftes med ;o) Må erkende, at jeg synes, den er plain underlig, så.. Mnja…

Kort om bogen (fra amazon.com):
British actor Rupert Everett charmed his way into moviegoers’ affections with his scene-stealing performance in “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” Everett is also the gifted writer of this scathingly funny novel of a down-and-out actor’s zany misadventures amid a wildly colorful menagerie of madcap trendsetters.

Fame is a fleeting thing, as ex-soap opera star Rhys Waveral discovers. When he loses all his money in the stock market and no new acting jobs are forthcoming, eviction from his elegant hotel suite looms large. Stripped of all his assets, Rhys realizes he has only one thing left to sell: himself. And a pair of jet-setting dowagers couldn’t be more thrilled. From staid English country houses to flamboyant Parisian nightclubs and an outrageous costume ball in Tangiers, Rupert Everett spins a raucous and irresistible modern farce.

#23: Mr. Mercedes (Stephen King)

Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Mercedes

Væmmelig (og spændende) jagt på en syg gut, der ved at køre en stor Mercedes ind i en menneskemængde, dræber og sårer flere – men det er ikke nok…

Kort om bogen fra forlagets hjemmeside:
New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. “Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses” (The Washington Post).

The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded. The case goes unsolved and ex-cop Bill Hodges is out of hope when he gets a letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedes’s wheels…

Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he’s going big, with an attack that would take down thousands—unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield’s diabolical plans. Stephen King takes off on a “nerve-shredding, pulse-pounding race against time” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) with this acclaimed #1 bestselling thriller.

#22 Lærlingen (Tess Gerritsen)

Lærlingen
Lærlingen

OK efterfølger til Kirurgen, men ikke noget sådan heeeeelt vildt.. Bliver lidt irriteret over Rizzoli, der altid er så sej – og så alligevel ikke…

Kort omtale fra mofibo.com:
En morder, som kender sit håndværk Det er en bagende hed sommer i Boston. Byens plager forstærkes yderligere af en række chokerende forbrydelser, som ender i bortførelse og død. Fremgangsmåden peger på én mand – ’Kirurgen’, seriemorderen Warren Hoyt, der er berygtet for delvist at dissekere sine ofre, og som for nylig er blevet sat bag tremmer. Politiet kan kun formode, at en efterligner er på spil, en sindssyg person, der anvender de samme kirurgiske teknikker, som den galning, han beundrer så højt, benyttede sig af. Det er i hvert fald det, Jane Rizzoli tror. Da hun igen konfronteres med den morder, der gav hende både fysiske og psykiske ar, er hun fast besluttet på at gøre en ende på Hoyt og hans grusomme indflydelse én gang for alle. Men pludselig bliver Rizzoli selv et mål, da Hoyt undslipper fra fængslet og slutter sig til sin mystiske blodbror i en ondskabsfuld vendetta … Intelligent spænding på allerhøjeste niveau. 

#21 Kirurgen (Tess Gerritsen)

Kirurgen
Kirurgen

OK krimi med lidt for meget blod – uf!

Kort om bogen fra mofibo.com:
Han ved præcis, hvor det gør ondt… Han sniger sig ind i kvinders hjem om natten og lister lydløst ind i værelserne, hvor de ligger og sover, men snart vil vågne op til et levende mareridt. Hans metodes præcision antyder, at der er tale om en gal læge, hvad der får aviserne i Boston til at kalde ham ’Kirurgen’. Med kriminalassistenterne Thomas Moore og Jane Rizzoli i spidsen må politiet opsøge offeret for en næsten identisk forbrydelse – for to år siden nedkæmpede og dræbte lægen Catherine Cordell sin overfaldsmand, inden han kunne nå at fuldføre sit forehavende. Men denne nye morder genskaber med uhyggelig akkuratesse detaljerne omkring overfaldet på Cordell. For hvert nyt mord er det, som om han håner hende og indsnævrer afstanden fra hendes arbejdsplads til hendes hjem. Og hverken Moore eller Rizzoli kan beskytte Cordell mod en hensynsløs morder, som tilsyneladende kender – og svælger i – den hemmelige frygt hos de kvinder, han dræber.