fredag den 6. november 2009

Minette Walters, The Breaker (1998)


As some of you guessed, the book in this week´s bait box was Minette Walters´ thriller.

And now I owe you a review, but today is one of those hectic days when you just have to skip something. Should I skip the washing? Work? Eating? Brushing my teeth? Or reviewing my book?

Review my book, you say. Thank you! (Perhaps I will survive the next twenty-four hours now).

This is what fantasticfiction says about the plot:

"Twelve hours after a women's broken body is washed up on shore, her traumatized 3-year old daughter is discovered 20 miles away, alone and abandoned. Police suspicion falls on an actor whose boat is moored yards from the toddler and the victim's husband."

Furthermore, it is an extremely thrilling thriller - somewhat scary and sometimes unpleasant, but nevertheless I liked it very much. It might give some readers nightmares, though.

And just to spice today´s impossible post up a bit: if you have read the book, what do you think?

And if you should have reviewed it, pleeease send me a link.

9 kommentarer:

Philip sagde ...

Just in case anyone should be curious -- and no one may be -- re the pesky clue, Minette was the pet name of Henrietta Anne, youngest daughter of Charles I of England, who married Philippe d'Orleans who, as the younger brother of King Louis XIV, had the customary title 'monsieur', or in his case le petit monsieur to distinguish him from his uncle known as le grand monsieur. All 17th c. stuff, as also Margot's 'minuet'.

And the Aussie play/film -- Breaker Morant. Sorry, Bernadette.

Louise sagde ...

Actually, I was sure I had not read this week's bait in the box, and for once I actually DID read it. There you go...its been years though, and I just remember that I thought it was good, but I absolutely do not remember the plot at all.

My favorite Minette Walters are still The Scold's Bridle and Disordered Minds.

Dorte H sagde ...

Philip: I figured out the part about Henrietta Anne, but not the Australian play.

Louise: I am glad you also liked it. I like several of her books, but generally I am more fond of the earlier ones than her latest.

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - You picked such a compelling thriller this week! It keeps the reader's attention all the way through and as you say, can leave one with nightmares! I haven't read it in a long time, so I'm glad you reminded me of it...

Philip and I must have just been stuck in the 17th Century this week ; )

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: yes, it is a good read, isn´t it? It is probably not for everybody, though.

pattinase (abbott) sagde ...

She is quite a riveting read. At least the first few were.

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

I love Minette Walters. She's gritty, but so good.

I don't think I read this one, though! It would have been published when I was up to my ears in dirty diapers after the birth of my son a year before, so that could be why. I'm fascinated...and will have to go check it out of the library tomorrow.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Dorte H sagde ...

Elizabeth: I think this one is one of the most thrilling stories she has written. But please tell me what you think about it.

Dorte H sagde ...

Patti: yes, I think the consensus is that she started out very well but has not quite lived up to it. Her later works strike me as more ordinary.