Category Archives: Books

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

I rarely abandon a novel once I have started reading it, but six months ago I did just that with Blacklands by Belinda Bauer. I am happy I gave it a second chance. Plot Steven’s family (mother, younger brother, and … Continue reading

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis

The Title Says It All I do not like when a book’s title is disconnected from the story but that is definitely not the case here. The Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is asked to pick up the contents … Continue reading

Never Go Back by Lee Child

“You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.” In Never Go Back, Jack Reacher goes back to the D.C. area to meet Major Susan Turner, the new commanding officer for the Military Police unit he was once … Continue reading

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

”Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public since 1971. To his fans he is an enigma. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. To Ashley he was a father.” Did she jump or was she pushed? … Continue reading

Means to an End by Elizabeth Romero

Means to an end is the first novel by Elizabeth Romero. We get to follow seventeen-year-old Asbhy Devereaux, who lives in North Carolina with her drug addicted mother and abusive stepfather. After years of sexual molestation, she finally takes care … Continue reading

Anne Holt Mixes Reality with Fiction

Two years ago 8 people were killed when a car bomb went off near the Norwegian government quarter. A few hours later 69 people were killed by the same person at a summer camp on the island Utøya. The novel … Continue reading

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Police Department in Denmark wants to ”get rid of” the annoying (and lazy) Carl Mörck, who recently experienced a trauma that made him even more annoying than usual. Leadership comes up with the brilliant idea to create a new … Continue reading