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review 2017-07-21 21:49
Book Review: Hush Now, Don't You Cry
Hush Now, Don't You Cry (Molly Murphy Series #11) - Rhys Bowen

Book: Hush Now, Don't You Cry

 

Author: Rhys Bowen

 

Genre: Historical Mystery/Fiction

 

Summary: Molly Murphy, now Molly Sullivan, and her husband, Daniel, a captain in the New York Police Department, have been invited to spend their honeymoon on the Newport, Rhode Island, estate of Alderman Brian Hannan in the spring of 1904. Molly doesn't entirely trust the offer. Hannan - an ambitious man - has his eye on a Senate seat and intentions of taking Tammany Hall to get it. When Hannan is found dead at the base of the cliffs that overlook the Atlantic, Molly's suspicions are quickly justified, and as much as she wants to keep her promise to Daniel that she won't do any more sleuthing now, there isn't much she can do once the chase is on. Rhys Bowen's brilliant wit and charm are on full display in Hush Now, Don't You Cry, another outstanding addition to her Agatha Award - and Anthony Award-winning historical series. -Minotaur Books, 2012.

 

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-21 18:04
Don't you cry Falsche Tränen
Don't You Cry - Falsche Tränen - Mary Ku... Don't You Cry - Falsche Tränen - Mary Kubica,Rainer Nolden

Produktdetails


Einband

Klappenbroschur

Seitenzahl

384

 

12.06.2017

Sprache

Deutsch

ISBN

978-3-95967-105-7

Verlag

HarperCollins

 

 

   

 

Zum Buch: https://www.harpercollins.de/don-t-you-cry-falsche-tranen#product-info-tab1

 

Don't You Cry - Falsche Tränen

 

Mitbewohnerin.

 

Freundin.

 

Mörderin?

 

Eines Nachts verschwindet die junge Studentin Esther Vaughan spurlos aus ihrem Appartement in Chicago. Ihre Mitbewohnerin Quinn findet nur einen mysteriösen Brief, der vor die Frage stellt, wie gut sie die vermeintlich brave Frau wirklich kennt. Als sie dann noch erfährt, dass schon längst per Anzeige nach einer Nachmieterin für ihr Zimmer gesucht wird, bekommt sie langsam Angst. Quinn beginnt zu recherchieren: Was ist eigentlich aus dem Mädchen geworden, das vorher mit Esther zusammengewohnt hat? Je mehr sie erfährt, desto mehr bringt Quinn sich in tödliche Gefahr.

 

Meine Meinung:


Ich habe vor einiger Zeit Good Girl von der Autorin gelesen. Als ich gesehen habe, dass ein neues Buch der Autorin erscheint, war mir klar, dass ich dieses auf jeden Fall lesen möchte. Dieses wurde mir freundlicherweise vom Verlag zur Verfügung gestellt. 


Das Cover möchte ich einmal besonders hervorheben. Ich finde es total toll und auch sehr passend. 


Der Einstieg in die Geschichte ist mir anfangs etwas schwer gefallen. Es gibt drei Erzählperspektiven: Esther, Alex und Quinn. Mir war es erst ein wenig zu verwirrend, nach einiger Zeit habe ich mich aber zurecht gefunden. 


Meiner Meinung nach sollte man nicht mit der Erwartung herangehen, einen Thriler zu lesen. Ich würde es eher als mysteriösen Spannungsroman bezeichnen. 


In Alex und Quinn konnte ich mich sehr gut hinein versetzen, die beiden haben mir als Charaktere sehr gut gefallen. Was es mit Esther auf sich hat, ist erst am Ende aufgeklärt worden. 


Ich muss sagen, anfangs hat mir das Buch nicht so gut gefallen, je weiter die Geschichte voran ging, um so toller fand ich es. Die letzten Kapitel waren dann so spannend, dass ich das Buch absolut nicht mehr weglegen konnte. Die Auflösung hat mir auch sehr gut gefallen, auch wenn ich mir bei einem Protagonisten ein anderes Ende gewünscht hätte. 


Alles in allem hat mir das Buch nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten sehr gut gefallen, kann aber verstehen, wenn es nicht für jedermann etwas ist. Ich für meinen Teil kann hier eine klare Kauf- und Leseempfehlung aussprechen. Von mir bekommt das Buch sehr gute 4,5 Sterne. 

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review 2017-07-19 18:20
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir - Sherman Alexie

This memoir surprised me. I was surprised how open, honest and free Sherman was in this novel. I am not one who follows celebrities, reads celebrity magazines to be in- the-know or digs into their past so I know all the juicy gossip so when Sherman starts to talk about his personal life in this memoir, I was amazed to know that his life was less than ideal. I appreciated his openness and his wiliness to share his life with his readers.

 

He talks a lot about his mother, hence the title and the picture on the cover, inside this novel as she was a unique individual. She was an alcoholic just like his father, only she quit drinking before her death. She knew the ways, the customs, and the stories from the old world, she was their connection to the past and now that she has passed away, their connection is lost. A connection, that they can never replace. At the funeral, Sherman comes to the realization that there were two sides to his mother and this awareness adds flames to the fire that is burning in Sherman over his mother. He has lost her, lost more than he originally thought. He has chosen to live off the rev all these years and that is something that he cannot take back. Again, it is the emotions, the anger, the love and the confusion that runs through these pages that allows me to see his family and how they dealt with life. Sherman’s phrasing repeated over and over again, his “sometimes you just don’t know” comments repeated throughout the novel because in reality, you just don’t know and it’s okay to admit it. I enjoyed how his family size grew as they helped out each other and how their relatives knew they could count on each other in times of need.

 

I found the following parts of the novel especially heartfelt: When Sherman talks about racism, I could feel his pain in his writing. As Sherman mentions the nurses when he was sick, I especially enjoyed this because sometimes we forget these important people in our lives. I cannot forget the waltz his mother did with his sister. Tears were forming in my eyes as I read this short chapter. After accidently spilling water on her as she was getting a drink, his sister stood their morphine-drugged mother up to change her clothing and sheets. As the sister instructed her where to step and how many steps, mother swayed. ““It’s okay,” our mother said. “I’m dancing on purpose. I want to dance. Dance with me.” It was three in the morning but our mother was awake and she shuffled left and right. “Oh,” our mother said. “We are dancing. It’s been so long since I danced. And I don’t know why nobody asked me. I was a good dancer.” My sister laughed. She was alone in the night with our mother. There was no music. But my sister held our mother closely and shuffled with her. They moved in the smallest of circles. “We only danced for a few seconds,” my sister later said. “But, all the next day, whenever she was awake and had visitors, Mom kept bragging that she’d danced until sunrise.”” I loved this.

 

The memoir consists of short chapters of poems and narratives. It is a big book, a book that I really enjoyed. Thanks again Sherman, thanks for being one of us.

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review 2017-07-17 03:37
Don't Cry Now
Don't Cry Now - Joy Fielding

It was so hard for me to get into this book because the last couple books I read (different series/author) were so good and this one just wasn't the same level of writing. I've had this book sitting around for so long I was just determined to read it and pass it along. 

The story itself wasn't bad but the main character seemed to do a lot of dumb things. I found this especially irritating given that she is a teacher and supposedly a very good one who cares about her students. Many things that happened in the book were not very realistic to me - like the police looking through the dead woman's room with the supposed prime suspects there too and touching everything. There were parts later on in the book that I liked though. I'm glad I read it but it doesn't make me want to read more by this author.

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text 2017-07-16 13:03
Nattiness on page 259
Don't Cry Now - Joy Fielding

Natty....

 

Am I the only one who didn't know this word? I've never heard it before. I thought it rhymes with ratty so it must be bad but that didn't make sense with the context.  Natty makes me think of how my hair looks when I wake up in the morning after I've tossed and turned all night.

 

I asked my son when he passed through and he didn't know either. He looked it up.

 

adjective
informal
adjective: natty; comparative adjective: nattier; superlative adjective: nattiest
  1. (especially of a person or an article of clothing) smart and fashionable.
    "a natty blue blazer and designer jeans"
    synonyms: smartstylishfashionabledapperdebonairdashing, spruced up, well dressedchiceleganttrimMore
     
    antonyms: scruffy

     

    P.s. I have to finish this book quickly.  The third book in the Shetland Island series by Ann Cleeves in coming soon to a mailbox near me. Once it gets here I won't be able to stick to this one.  

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