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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Works of Weird Fiction
H.P. Lovecraft, D.M. Mitchell
The Severed Streets
Paul Cornell
What the #@&% Is That?: The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and the Macabre
John Joseph Adams, Douglas Cohen
The Green Man
Kingsley Amis
The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story
Stephen R. Donaldson

Spring Tide / Cilla & Rolf Borjlind

Spring Tide - Cilla Börjlind

How could I forget how much I enjoy a good Scandinavian mystery? One of my cousins asked me what I like so much about them and was surprised when I replied that I love how bleak they are! You just know to expect corrupt politicians, ruthless criminals, gruesome murders, and cold, nasty weather.

Spring Tide certainly begins with a particularly cruel murder, witnessed by a young boy. And then the game is on, and the authors hurtle the reader through a twistly, turny, convoluted plot that kept me turning pages.

People who dislike multiple points-of-view (especially occurring in the same chapter) may want to pass this one by. I myself find that style intriguing—okay, there was a page break, who am I reading now? It keeps my little grey cells actively engaged.

Extra credit for being able to surprise me with a few details—I guessed some, but missed other important angles, giving the end of book wrap-up a little extra oomph for me.