Friday March 1, 2013
From noir to notes
Compiled by SHARMILA NAIR
Author: Lars Kepler
Publisher: Blue Door, 585 pages
PART of the “Scandinavian noir” trend that brought authors like Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, and Camilla Lackberg to worldwide notice, author Lars Kepler – a pseudonym for Swedish husband and wife writers Alexander and Alexandra Ahndorils – has four books out featuring Detective Inspector Joona Linna, beginning with the controversial tale of a child killer in The Hypnotist.
In this second book, Joona finds himself facing two very mysterious murders: in one, a young woman has died by drowning but her clothes are dry; and in the other, a man is found hanging from a lamp hook in what looks like a suicide, yet the room is bare, offering nothing he could have used to climb up to reach the ceiling.
Joona who is well-known (or perhaps notorious) for his intuitive investigative leaps, realises that these two murders are the tip of a very big and murky iceberg with international links.
Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 500 pages
BELLAMY Lyston was 12 when her older sister Susan was murdered in the middle of a storm so furious it left Bellamy with no memory of the event.
In an effort to remember 18 years later, Bellamy writes a fictional account of the murder under a pseudonym.
When her identity is exposed, there is a mysterious assailant who threatens her and her family forcing Bellamy to confront the past and the people involved in the event that tragic day, including her sister’s boyfriend who was a suspect in the unsolved murder.
Destined To Feel
Author: Indigo Bloome
Publisher: Harper, 323 pages
ALEXANDRA Blake finds herself sexually awakened by her lover Jeremy Quinn.
The psychologist is now on a journey to discover her darkest sexual fantasies, pushing her boundaries and going to places never explored.
Blake’s life changes when she is abducted in London and finds herself in the midst of a dangerous game, that not only scares but excites her at the same time.
The abductors experiment on her to explore the deepest enigma of female sexuality and caught powerless, Blake isn’t sure if she wants to leave her captors after all.