The author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time takes us through seven days of holiday with a family loaded with estrangements, secrets, desires and downright dysfunction. What’s not to like? Great follow-up for Haddon.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
After the Jack the Ripper murders cease but remain unsolved, Scotland Yard creates “The Murder Squad.” Now, not only is someone picking off members of the squad, but other grisly murders and a young chimney climber’s death is putting the squad to the test. One detective, one constable and one innovative coroner are closing in – but is it already too late?
Mark and Chloe are just-about-recovered from losing their young son in a falling-down-the-stairs accident. Though their marriage did not survive, they did and he is about to propose to Allie while she is content with restauranteur Steve. Then Connie and her young son move into their former home & complications and questions ensue.
From the summer she is nine ’til the summer she is 16, Beth Lowe, then calling herself (and being called) Erszi, for Erzsebet, the Hungarian Elizabeth (Beth), travels from England to Hungary to live with Marika… after Marika left Erszi and her father she no longer calls her “Mum.” This book is armchair travel of Hungary, and also of childhood summers.