The Blue Place
A police lieutenant with the elite "Red Dogs" until she retired at twenty-nine , Aud Torvigen is a rangy six-footer with eyes the color of cement and a tendency to hurt people who get in her way. Born in Norway into the failed marriage between a Scandinavian diplomat and an American businessman,... show more
A police lieutenant with the elite "Red Dogs" until she retired at twenty-nine , Aud Torvigen is a rangy six-footer with eyes the color of cement and a tendency to hurt people who get in her way. Born in Norway into the failed marriage between a Scandinavian diplomat and an American businessman, she now makes Atlanta her home, luxuriating in the lush heat and brashness of the New South. She glides easily between the world of silken elegance and that of sleaze and sudden savagery, equally at home in both; functional, deadly, and temporarily quiescent, like a folded razor. On a humid April evening between storms, out walking just to stay sharp, she turns a corner and collides with a running woman, Catching the scent of clean, rain-soaked hair, Aud nods and silently tells the stranger Today, you are lucky, and moves on—when behind her house explodes, incinerating its sole occupant, a renowned art historian. When Aud turns back, the woman is gone.
Publish date: June 1st 1999
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
Series: Aud Torvingen (#1)
11/2012 The last time I read this book I didn't register that there's a whole paragraph devoted to Hild of Whitby. This time, because I read Griffith's blog and I know she's working on a huge book about Hild, it leapt out at me and I grinned. It's hard to write about this one without spoilers, becau...
I was really really sorry that I had accidentally read the sequel to this book (Stay) first! Knowing that a certain character is going to die took a significant something out of the experience... Still, this is an absorbing, exciting, and emotionally wrenching book...Aud Torvingen, an ex-cop, is cur...
The prose was absolutely rivitingly lovely, the plot was a little bit wobbly, the characters were vivid but just a touch ubermenschie. I really really enjoyed it, but be warned, there's violence and darkness and there ain't no hollywood happy endings here. I am going to read the sequels. Also this b...