With the topic of refugees and terrorism very much in the news, this novel by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, is written for our time and makes for illuminating reading. Two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for something to sell in the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital. Purportedly to improve the lives … Continue reading Invisible Murder – Book Review
Real healing and progress for autism, a condition that is considered incurable – that is surely something parents of Autists would ponder about. In Horse Boy, Rupert did just that and won, against all autistic odds.
'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.' 'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.' Suspicion immediately falls upon the husband who has previously been violent towards his estranged wife in the past, but is he really the killer?
"In the wet sand of her foot, a bit of colour catcher her eye. The grass is green, pale and cloudy, the colour of lime juice that has been squeezed into a glass. She brushes the sand off and presses the sea glass into her palm, keeping it for luck." This novel by Anita Shreve is a delightful look at a bygone era where man's resilience was challenged.
"When does the first flake fall that will form the snowball? At what stage does the movement start? Nowadays people talk a lot about chasing happiness. There are a multitude of books courses about being happy. Is it something worth striving for? From the Scandinavian realms, Karin Altvegen explores this in her psychological thriller novel, "Shadow."
Anne Holt's female protaganist just can't keep away from poking her nose into her husband's crime investigation but it proves to be an asset rather than a liability.