December 2

Book Club: Water Music by Margie Orford

Water Music CoverWater Music by Margie Orford
Series: #5 in the Clare Hart series
Published in 2013
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Genre: Crime Thriller
Pages: 330
Source: Bought at Exclusive Books

Cassi yanked at the sheet of black plastic, exposing a swaddled child. Matted black hair, pale bruised skin. A girl. Maybe three years old. So thin, her knees drawn up to her chest, stick-like arms wrapped around them. The child was blue with cold.

When an emaciated child is found on an icy Cape mountainside, profiler Dr. Clare Hart is baffled that no one has reported her missing. Where does she come from, who does she belong to? To further complicate matters, a distraught man pleads with Clare to find his missing granddaughter, Rosa, a gifted but troubled young cellist who has abandoned her music scholarship.

In a race against time, Clare battles to unravel the two cases and locate the missing Rosa. As winter tightens its grip, she is confronted by chilling secrets in a context where criminals act with increasing impunity and the police can no longer be trusted. Amidst the frenzy of the investigation, Clare must also bear a secret of her own. 

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October 29

Book vs. Movie Review – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

“There are two sides to every story”

BookvsMovieThe live action version of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was released in South Africa on 10 October 2014 and naturally I just had to go see it. So last week Thursday we enjoyed it in a completely empty cinema – must be because it was in the middle of the week. And WOW!

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October 14

Book Club: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters coverBroken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Published in 2014
Publisher: Umuzi
Genre: Crime Fantasy Thriller
Pages: 436
Source: Bought at Exclusive Books

In a broken city, a disturbed killer is trying to remake the world in his image.

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit’s standards: half-boy, half-deer, somehow fused together. And it’s only the first.

As winter closes in on Detroit, strange and disturbing corpses start turning up in unusual places, pulling several lives into the killer’s orbit.

Gabi has to juggle the most harrowing case of her career with being a single mom to her troubled teen daughter Layla.

Layla, egged on by her best friend Cas, in playing a dangerous game with an online predator.

Broken Monsters is a dark and gripping thriller about the death of the American Dream, online fame, creativity, compromise and the undercurrents of the world we live in right now.

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September 16

Boekklub: Skoenlapper deur Irma Venter

Skoenlapper_reviewSkoenlapper deur Irma Venter
Gepubliseer in 2012
Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau
Genre: Raaisel/Spanning
Bladsye: 328
Bron: Self aangekoop by Exclusive Books

Alex het ‘n teorie oor chaos. Waar hy ook al gaan, volg dit hom, en dit kom al van lank voor sy joernalisdae af. By ‘n troue iewers tussen Dar es Salaam en Arusha ontmoet Alex vir Ranna, ‘n vryskutfotograaf met ‘n bos swart krulhare en ‘n verlede waaroor sy nie praat nie. En soos gewoonlik haal die chaos vir Alex in. Eers begin dit reën sonder ophou, en dan spoel die lyk van ‘n Amerikaanse IT-biljoenêr op ‘n strand uit. Skielik blyk dit Ranna het rede om haar verlede weg te steek. Waarom anders stel die polisie in haar belang?

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