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text 2018-08-17 16:28
Reading progress update: I've read 123 out of 529 pages.
The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter knows how to write a compelling story. It´s gritty and gory and there is so much drama in the life of the main character, it is unreal. But I cannot put this book down, even though I had other plans:

 

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Well, at least I did a little bit of house cleaning today :).

 

 

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text SPOILER ALERT! 2018-08-13 17:54
Reading progress update: DNF at page 154
The Mitford Murders - Jessica Fellowes

I´m calling it quits with this book.

 

There was something off about the murder mystery, which is based on a real crime. So I went and read Jessica Fellowes´ historical notes in the back of the book:

 

Florence Nightingale Shore was attacked on the Brighton line on Monday 12 January, 1920, and died a few days later in hospital. There was public outrage at her death and money was raised to fund the Florence Nightingale Shore Memorial Hospital (destroyed by bombing in World War Two), of which her long-term friend, Mabel Rogers, became the superintendent. Mabel Rogers was never suspected or charged with the murder of Florence Shore, and all conversations with her outside of the inquest have been completely invented by me.

 

A murder, which has never been solved. This doesn´t make a very compelling crime story, does it? So I skimread the solution to the murder mystery and, I am not kidding you, Mabel Rogers is the murderer of Florence Nightingale Shore in the book.

 

It´s not enough that this author is exploiting the brutal death of an innocent woman. But then she has the audacity and blames the  murder on a perfectly innocent woman, a person who once has lived and breathed on this very earth. How many readers don´t read the historical notes in the back of the book and don´t look up the real murder case? How many people believe in the end that poor Mabel Rogers has killed Florence Shore?

 

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I´m speechless. And if you wonder what Jessica Fellowes reasoning is behind her story, here it comes:

 

First and foremost, this is a novel. It´s my hope, however, that in blending fact with fiction, we come closer to understanding the people of the past, as well as remember and commemorate them.

 

Yeah, whatever .... NEXT!

 

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text 2018-08-12 20:09
Reading progress update: I've read 120 out of 420 pages.
The Mitford Murders - Jessica Fellowes

The "man in the brown suit" had apparently vanished into thin air [...]

 

There really isn´t an original thought in this novel. This is a lame mishmash of Agatha Christie, the Mitford sisters and true crime. And the last 60 pages were incredibly boring.

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text 2018-08-12 14:34
Reading progress update: I've read 61 out of 420 pages.
The Mitford Murders - Jessica Fellowes

I´m not very far into the story and I already have an issue with the plot, especially the setup of the novel and the introduction of the main character, Louisa.

 

The novel starts off with Louisa living with her mother and uncle. Her uncle is a dangerous man, who wants to force Louisa into prostitution, so he can pay off some of his debts. Louisa devices a plan to escape her uncle: she´s applying for a job at the Mitford household (Louise knows about this job opening through a serendipitous meeting at the very beginning of the novel). Of course, Louisa´s uncle finds out about her plan and forces her into a train to sell her off to another man. Louisa can escape and in the process she snatches a letter from her uncle, in which she is granted an interview at the Mitfords house. Oh, and during her escape she meets a man, who is possibly going to be the love of her life. Sadly, Louisa can´t make it in time to the interview, but she goes to the Manor nonetheless. And the people are so nice there, they actually don´t mind her being too late and she gets the job.

 

Oh, and I forgot to mention that a woman gets badly beaten up and killed in the same train that Louisa is taking with her uncle. At it´s core this novel is supposed to be a murder mystery after all.

 

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Things like that can happen to people. But am I supposed to believe that all of this is happening to one person in a very short amount of time? The setup of this book is rather ridiculous.

 

 

 

 

 

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quote 2018-08-11 07:14
You can meet my lizard.” It takes a few seconds of silence for me to realize how that might be interpreted. “That’s not a line. I have an actual lizard. A bearded dragon named Stan.”
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