Jean and Martin are brothers but don’t see much of each other. So when Martin turns up in front of Jean’s expensive London townhouse, something is clearly wrong. A series of events make the brothers partners in crime of London’s underground chief Nelson Clay. They are pressured into cleaning his crime scenes as Jean’s business provides the perfect cover. But Martin’s french enemies soon pick up his trail and their new workrelationship gets even uglier.
Gelesen wurde im September viel, aber leider nicht besonders gut. Oftmals konnte mich der Schreibstil nicht überzeugen oder die Figuren waren mir einfach zu unsympathisch um mit ihnen mitzufühlen. Das beste Buch im letzten Monat war Burial Rites von Hannah Kent was mich durch sein Atmosphäre und seine Hauptfigur begeistern konnte.
Wie immer werden Rezensionen zu den Büchern – falls vorhanden – auf meiner Leseliste verlinkt.
Which book was your September favourite? // Welches Buch war euer Highlight im September?
Today, I want to show you the five books that are very high on my wishlist right now. Although I won’t be buying these anytime soon, I hope I will be able to check them out of my local library.
The marriage to Amsterdam merchant Johannes Brandt should have provided Petronella ‚Nella‘ Oortman with stability, money and her own household. But when she arrives at her husband’s house, no one is happy to see her there. Johannes‘ wedding gift, a miniature version of their house, seems like a crude joke to her who is more unwanted guest than mistress. When the miniaturist starts sending her meaningful additions to her toy, Nella realizes that secrets infiltrate every nook and corner of her new home.
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears.