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review 2017-02-18 15:22
Versunken | Sabine Thiesler
Versunken

Autorin: Sabine Thiesler
Titel: Versunken
Genre: Thriller
Heyne Verlag, [15.09.2014]
HC, 496 Seiten, ab 15,00 €, ISBN: 3453268075
TB: 512 Seiten, 9,99 €, ISBN: 345341909X
Kindle-Edition: 497 Seiten, 8,99 €, ASIN: B00KG5XHYA
Lübbe Audio, [16.09.2014]
Spieldauer: [682 Minuten] (ungekürzt)
Sprecher: David Nathan
Reg. Preis/im Premium-Abo/im Flexi-Abo:
13,95 € / 12,99 € bzw. 1 GH / 9,95 €

 

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Inhaltsangabe (Audible):

Die schönsten Wochen des Jahres verbringt das deutsche Ehepaar Werner und Vivian Faenzi stets auf seiner Yacht im Mittelmeer. Nur diesen Sommer muss Vivian die Reise in Nizza aus beruflichen Gründen für zwei Wochen unterbrechen. Werner möchte nach Korsika, aber ihm graut ein wenig vor der langen nächtlichen Überfahrt allein auf See. Durch Zufall trifft er den sympathischen Malte, der auch nach Korsika will. Gemeinsam fahren sie los. Was Werner nicht weiß: Malte wird wegen Mordes gesucht und ist auf der Flucht. Nun wittert er die große Chance einer ganz neuen Existenz auf diesem prachtvollen Schiff. Dabei stört eigentlich nur Werner. Und Vivian. Und jeder, der ihm sonst in die Quere kommt...

©2014 Bastei Lübbe AG (P)2014 Bastei Lübbe AG

Meine Meinung:

 

Die eigentliche Handlung spielt größtenteils auf dem Wasser, sieht man einmal von der längeren Rückblende in die Kindheit von Malte ab. Ein Ehepaar, das bis dato Glück gehabt hat, zum einen in der Liebe und zum anderen sogar auch im Spiel, italienische Polizisten, die so weit ab vom Schuss und nach deren Auftreten zu schließen offenbar beide weggelobt worden sein müssen, deutsche Touristen und ein Mörder treffen aufeinander.

 

Während der Rückblende tat mir der kleine Malte sogar richtig Leid, und man kann auch nicht einfach sagen: ‘Tja, er hatte halt eine schwere Kindheit, da ist es ja kein Wunder, was aus ihm geworden ist.’ – denn jeder Mensch ist das Resultat seiner Entscheidungen. Nicht wenige, die Ähnliches durchgemacht haben, sind unbescholtene Bürger und haben es aus eigenem Antrieb zu etwas gebracht. Malte hingegen geht buchstäblich über Leichen.

 

Was mich an diesem Buch gestört hat, ist das Ende, das ich so nicht freiwillig akzeptieren kann und daher froh bin, noch einige Stunden bis zum Schlafengehen vor mir zu haben – ich hätte sonst sicherlich Schwierigkeiten, einzuschlafen.

 

David Nathan hat wie immer einen hervorragenden Job gemacht und war im übrigen der Auslöser für mich, das Hörbuch zu kaufen.

 

Im Ganzen gebe ich daher 08/10 Punkte.

 

08-10

 

Bücher der Autorin:

 

- Nachts in meinem Haus
- Der Kindersammler
- Hexenkind – rezensiert 24.07.2009 – 09/10 Punkte
- Die Totengräberin
- Der Menschenräuber
- Nachtprinzessin
- Bewusstlos
- Versunken – beendet 18.02.2017 – 08/10 Punkte
- Und draußen stirbt ein Vogel
- Grabesstille Nacht

 

Versunken - Sabine Thiesler,David Nathan 

Source: sunsys-blog.blogspot.de/2017/02/gehort-versunken-sabine-thiesler.html
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review 2017-02-18 13:27
I See You
I See You - Clare Mackintosh

By:  Clare Mackintosh 

ISBN: 9781101988299

Publisher: Berkley

Publication Date:  2/21/2017

Format:  Hardcover

My Rating: 4 Stars 

 

Clare Mackintosh returns following her smashing debut and international bestseller, (2016) I Let You Go, landing on my Top 50 Books of 2016, with a strong follow-up. A clever, gritty, dark and twisty psychological thriller, I SEE YOU.

Someone is watching when you least expect.

FindTheOne.com is more than a dating site. An online matchmaking service for more than dating. Find the victim, and go for the kill.

A commute to work. A dreaded task. The Tube. However, someone has hacked into the system and they are watching the daily routines of women. A devious dangerous plan. Cyber Crime, coffee shops, CCTV, money laundering, greed, stalking, adverts, a killer, FindTheOne.com, an ax to grind, payback, and murder. Trust no one.

Middle-class Zoe Walker, a mother of two teens (Katie and Justin) -divorced, and dating a guy named Simon- must take the train to work. The only jobs worth taking were in zone one; the only affordable mortgages in zone four. She could only dream of working close enough to her home to walk.

On her morning commute, she is shocked to discover in the London Gazette a photo of herself in the personal ads. FindtheOne.com. What the heck? She is looking at herself. A forty-year-old woman. The woman in the advert is none other than herself. Soon other women’s photos appear, and they end in a crime.

We also are introduced to Kelly Swift, the detective who has been disgraced and back on the scene with the latest murders. Her departure four years earlier from British Transport Police’s Sexual offenses Unit had been rapid and uncomfortable. She had spent nine months off sick returning to what had been presented to her as a clean slate but was really a punishment posting.

She had thrown herself into her shift work, quickly becoming one of the most respected officers on the Neighborhood Policing Team, pretending to herself she was a uniform cop through and through when every day she yearned to be dealing with serious investigations again. Will she lose control again?

The Underground Crime soars with the investigation into crime on public transport after record increases in reported sexual offenses, violent assaults, and thefts. Terrifying enough to make you stop using the Tube altogether. Kelly is back on the case full force.

With sprinkles of spine-chilling words in italics, from the mystery person throughout the novel (the best parts). Told from three POV: Zoe, the mom; Kelly the determined police officer, and the creepy mystery person.

“I see you. But you don’t see me. You’re engrossed in your book; a paperback cover with a girl in a red dress. I can’t see the title but it doesn’t matter; they’re all the same. If it isn’t boy meets girl, it’s boy stalks girl. Boy kills the girl. The irony isn’t lost on me . . . You’re still reading. And I’m still watching.”

Zoe is worried for all the women and girls out there as well as her daughter and herself. She feels the danger. She cannot see it, but she can feel it.
She knows it is getting close.

“Routine is comforting to you. It’s familiar, reassuring. Routine makes you feel safe. Routine will kill you.”

"You never know where you might meet The One. A way of introductions between London’s commuters on FindTheOne.com. A matchmaker. A broker. A go-between. To give coincidence a head start. . ."

Soon the adverts are all-consuming for Zoe, and Kelly is determined to find the killer. They work together and believe the adverts are at the heart of the series of crime against women. What is the motive and who is stalking and preparing information on each woman? Who are the buyers/subscribers? These customers come from all walks of life.

Who are these men?

“They’re your friends. Father. Brother. Best Friend. Neighbor. Boss. The people you see every day; the people you travel to and from work with. You think you know them better than that. You’re wrong.”

The ruthless psychopath is more than a matchmaker. “Someone could be downloading your profile right now. . . A facilitator for desires hidden so deep inside they’re barely acknowledged. The chance to kill someone.”

From making notes of everything from hair color, body size, duration, availability, employment, routines, timing, locations, and a rating of easy, moderate, difficult. A cost. Chilling!

As Zoe and Kelly plan an attack, they are in danger as well as Katie. Any woman on the train could be the next victim. Once the photo appears, are they worth the amount someone is willing to pay to kill?

With a cast of characters, the author leaves you in suspense as you doubt everyone close to Zoe. Who is the sinister mastermind behind this elaborate cybercrime – a deadly scheme of cat and mouse?

Mackintosh spins an elaborate set up with the slow burning background of Zoe and her family as well as Kelly. Two interesting women. The suspense builds to a fast-paced heart-pounding climax, with an array of red herrings. Readers will be mindful of their own daily routines and possibly be looking over their shoulders, or mixing up their daily grind. I know, I will. Take a different route, a different time.

In our world of identity theft, technology, social media, and cyber-crimes, a horrifying fictional account, and yet a believable one which makes it even scarier.

I See You, would make a great movie. You never know who is watching. Are we ever safe? Highly entertaining, suspenseful, and innovative.

For me, the mystery secret person and the words in italics— "the icing on the cake." The twisty finale will leave you spinning. The secret is finally revealed. I was reminded of the final episode of Season One TV Series, Secrets and Lies. Deliciously evil!

Well crafted, Mackintosh once again uses her cop procedural expertise mixed with her fine-tuned writing abilities, to keep readers glued to the pages for a strong and gritty second installment. Highly recommend both books.

A special thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for a complimentary reading copy, in exchange for an honest review.

JDCMustReadBooks
Source: www.judithdcollinsconsulting.com/single-post/2016/10/04/I-See-You
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review 2017-02-17 14:35
The Missing Ones
The Missing Ones: An absolutely gripping thriller with a jaw-dropping twist (Detective Lottie Parker Book 1) - Patricia Gibney

They were watching out of the window, watching as the adults buried something underneath the apple tree that grew out of their yard. Suddenly, one of the three young children spoke, their innocent voice breaking the silence, speaking what they all three felt, who would be next?

 

It is now more than thirty years later and the novel begins at Day One of a murder investigation. Susan Sullivan has been found dead at a church by the woman who came to clean it. Susan was supposed to meet someone there but who and what they were meeting over is not given and the detectives assigned to the case are just as lost as I am. It isn’t long before another body is found and this time it is James Brown and he is found hung from an apple tree. Inspector Lottie and her partner Boyd try to find a connection with these two bodies while their Superintendent breathes down their necks. The story starts to get interesting as the pathologist discovers a similarity with the two bodies and I am connecting them to the children staring out the window. Where is this third child and will they be the next victim? As Lottie is working on the case, she realizes they are connected to St. Angela’s, a group home that existed years ago, which is now being redeveloped into a multi-million-dollar project. This information blew the story wide open. Filled with lies, deceits, missing individuals and just a bit of romance, this novel had a full cast of characters who gave Lottie and her department a case they will be talking about for years.

 

I found that I liked the character of Lottie. She was real. There were times when she was over her head and she knew it, she was balancing her career with being a single parent. She was dealing with her relationship with her mother and a relationship with Boyd, which he wanted and I think she wanted to some extent but she knew she had enough to handle at the moment. I liked that she stuck herself out at times, she pushed the envelope when she knew she shouldn’t, and in the back of her mind she was always thinking of her children. I liked that the novel started out strong and it ended strong. I liked how everything was confusing, how there were different stories taking place throughout the novel and how they were all yet connected. I thought it had a climactic ending. It was almost too perfect how it all came together on those last pages. I enjoyed this novel and I am looking forward to reading more about Lottie in her upcoming novels.

I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-02-17 14:28
Fatal Option
Fatal Option - Chris Beakey

Stephen Porter has just heard some terrible news about the insurance claim concerning his wife's death.  He begins a night a binge drinking knowing that his son, Kenneth is safely in his room nursing a black eye after upsetting the school the school hot-head and his daughter, Sara is supposedly a few houses away in their cul-de-sac sleeping over at her friend Madison's house.  However, when the weather begins to turn and the roads turn to ice, Stephen receives a call from Sara saying she is stranded on Rolling Road at a teacher's house and near the site of her mother's death, Stephen begins to panic.  Eventually, he decides to go save his daughter himself even though he is a little buzzed.  Stephen doesn't know that Aiden, the autistic younger brother of the teacher she was visiting is lost outside in the dark that night.  When the collision inevitably happens, Stephen opens up a can of worms concerning the death of his wife, the death of three other women that died similarly, and the troubled mind of teacher, Kieran O'Shea.


This is the type of thriller where you just have to go along for the ride.  Every time that I thought I had an idea of where the author was going with the story, there was a new twist.  The suspense of the story is layered through carefully guarded secrets of many of the town's inhabitants.  Secrets, the fact that we will do anything for our children and the struggle between good vs. evil were central themes.  I do like that in many of the characters, there was a grey area between good and bad.  Characters that I thought that I had pegged turned out to be someone different.  Sara's teacher, Kieran turned out to be one of the most interesting characters, he was not exactly who I thought, but still harbored evil within.  His relationship with Sara was something I'm still having trouble with, it seems like either Sara or Kieran should be smart enough to stop a romance that is asking for trouble.  I also wish that Kieran's life was explored a little more; there was some back story, but it seemed like his story could have gone further.  I can't say much more without giving things away, but in the end I was thoroughly surprised at how everything came out with a bang.  I do wonder if anyone else in the town is alive afterwards and I truly wondered about the fate of Kieran and Stephen.  Overall, an intense thriller that has a lot going on and will keep you guessing until the end. 

This book was received for free in return for an honest review. 

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text 2017-02-17 13:47
Reading progress update: I've read 58 out of 416 pages.
Der Schneeleopard - Tess Gerritsen,Andreas Jäger

I got into it thinking this was the last book in the series. Turns out it's not. I'M HELLA EXCITED!!!!

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