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Monday, February 13, 2017

#FirstPageMondays The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August by Claire North


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So the main reason I was drawn to this book was the cover. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? I loved the way the intensity is portrayed here, and the haunting effect it has.

Without much rambling, let me share the first page of the book The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August by Claire North

CHAPTER 1

The second cataclysm began in my eleventh life, in 1996. I was dying my usual death, slipping away in a warm morphine haze, which she interrupted like an ice cube down my spine.

 She was seven, I was seventy-eight. She had straight blonde hair worn in a long pigtail down her back, I had bright white hair, or at least the remnants of the same. I wore a hospital gown designed for sterile humility; she, bright-blue school uniform and a felt cap. She perched on the side of my bed, her feet dangling off it, and peered into my eyes. She examined the heart monitor alarm, felt for my pulse and said, "I nearly missed you Dr August."

 Her German was Berlin high, but she could have addressed me in any language of the world and still passed for respectable. She scratched at the back of her left leg, where her white knee-length socks had begun to itch from the rain outside. While scratching she said "I need to send a message back through time. If time can be said to be important here. As you're conveniently dying, I ask you to relay it to the Clubs of your origin,as it has been passed down to me."

- Debolina Raja

Sunday, February 12, 2017

#SneakyPeekySundays The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson



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The first book I read by Kristina Ohlsson was Silenced. It was a random buy, as I loved the cover as well as the blurb.

I definitely recommend the book to anyone who loves a well-written thriller.

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So when I saw another book by the same author I couldn't stop myself from picking it up. And yes, I am definitely going to read all her works. For now, here is the page I am on in the book The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson and I can already tell you that it is an amazing read.

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The Snakes' Nest was a really bad name for a meeting room. It carried overtones of a sex club rather than an appropriate venue for a collection of highly skilled investigators. Apart from that, Alex Recht felt entirely at home in the room, because it looked exactly the same as the Lions' Den.

 He recognized everyone but hadn't worked with all of them in the past. Everyone introduced themselves briefly, and once again Alex thought back to his former team. There had never been any problem when it came to bringing in additional resources for high priority cases, and the same applied this time.

 "Okay" he said. "Two young boys, Simon Eisenberg and Abraham Goldmann, were abducted in Ostermalm yesterday afternoon, when they were on their way to a tennis coaching session. Today....... (spoiler hence not recreating).... We know that Simon was waiting for Abraham at a bus stop on Karlavagen and we know that when Abraham was speaking to another friend on the phone, he said he had to .......... because.....to the tennis centre. The weather was terrible yesterday, so I don't think either of the boys would need to be asked more than once if they would like .....

- Debolina Raja