December 30

Boekklub: Spoor deur Deon Meyer

photo 1Spoor deur Deon Meyer
Gepubliseer in 2010
Uitgewer: Human & Rousseau
Genre: Spanning
Bladsye: 541
Bron: Verjaarsdag geskenk
Samevatting:
“Dit was die rumour. Hy wil weapons inbring. Vir ‘n attack, hier. Vir die eerste keer.
‘n Muslim attack? In Suid-Afrika?
Ja. Hie’. Cape Town. Die mooiste Kaap.”

Net ‘n gerug. Onwaarskynlik.

Maar waarom skarrel die Presidensiële Intelligensie-agentskap dan so om die besending te onderskep? Waarom bring die CIA hul groot kanonne in?

Waarom trap dit alles so ‘n wye bloedspoor? Deur die lewens van Milla Strachan, verloopte huisvrou, wat net so ‘n biejtie gevaarlik wil leef; Lemmer, die lywag – belieg, bedrieg, besteel, vasbeslote om wraak te neem; en Mat Joubert, wat die onmoontlike moet vermag, die ondersoek na ‘n vermiste moet afhandel voor die geld opraak en die leidrade verdwyn. 

Dalk is dit méér as net ‘n gerug. 

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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
Summary:

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 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
Summary:

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
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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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