Månedsarkiv: august 2016

#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.