Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Drowned by Therese Bohman

This book was quite suspenseful, and I literally read it in just a few days because it kept me on the edge of my seat. It is the story of a young girl named Marina, with mental issues of her own, who travels by train to visit her older sister Stella, who is living with a much older, famous author named Gabriel. The two sisters haven't seen each other in quite some time, so their relationship seems odd and forced. Then you throw in the boyfriend, and the hairs on the back of your neck start standing up because you realize that something isn't quite right with Gabriel.

This is not a long novel, as the author doesn't spend a lot of time on things that don't matter - she gets right down to it and makes every word count. The scenery in the Swedish countryside where this is set is described beautifully, and the psychological suspense is a real treat. There are some graphic sexual scenes that are a little, how shall I say this, disturbing, but other than that, it is a good read.

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