[This week´s box belongs to Cathy, Kittling Books]
This thriller is a stand-alone, and it is not a debut. Have you shuddered at this one like me?
“She drifted with the waves, falling off their rolling backs and waking to renewed agony every time salt water seared down her throat and into her stomach. During intermittent periods of lucidity when she revisited, always with astonishment, what had happened to her, it was the deliberate breaking of her fingers that remained indelibly printed on her memory, and not the brutality of her rape.”
If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. The book will be reviewed on Friday.
Dorte - Good choice for your "Bait-in-the-Box" game. I can never think of this author's first name without also thinking of the name of an old dance; they're very similar...
Dorte - I've no clue, but it's quite a nice game.
Margot: a fine clue!
Jose: thank you!
Margot's clue had my mind going at a high rate of knots -- Gay Gordons, Lola Tango, Buck Andwing, Fanny Dango, Lindy Hop...? But no. As I think of the author's name, my mind turns rather to that royal youngest daughter who married 'le petit monsieur'. And the title of the book -- perhaps just a little reminder of an Australian play in two acts subsequently adapted as a movie.
P.S. I should add that Margot and I are not only thinking of the same author, but our clues re that name are, oddly enough, more or less coeval.
Philip: a bit of googling has confirmed your reference to the princess :D
I admit that your reference to an Australian play would hardly help me, but I hope some of my Australian friends will appreciate it.
Well dancing princesses in Australian plays haven't helped this Aussie. I'll have to wait for Friday as usual
Bernadette: oh, but it is only the title that is related to an Australian play, not the princess or the dance (if I had understood Philip correctly).
Just so, Dorte. The princess and the dance relate to the author's name, the play/film to the title of the novel.
Yikes. This sounds scary.
You know me - clueless in this genre, but I have to tell you (and Cathy) that the tin/box is fantastic!
Philip: good. Then I had got it right.
Patti: it is probably one of the most hard-boiled of this author´s production. Very fine in my opinion, but also near my limit in some places.
Dawn: thank you!
I'm as clueless as Bernadette - sorry to disappoint by being such a klutz!
Kerrie: Well, if you haven´t read it, you are without a chance, I know that. And I really don´t think anyone would forget these lines again.
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