Buenas Noches…Buenos Aires..

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Blurb
Gideon is a lonely, horny young Englishman who arrives in Paris to take up a teaching post in the local Berlitz, and becomes increasingly fascinated by the intoxicating atmosphere of erotic banter and bragging in the school’s all-male and virtually all-gay common room. The moment has surely arrived for him, too, to overcome his own chronic timidity and actually do what he has only ever dared fantasize about. Yet Gideon has a secret – one he is prepared to share with nobody but the reader, a secret he is finally obliged to confront, with surprising results.

Review
I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started this book. The blurb caught my attention enough without completely giving away the story inside the story.  I have to admit, I was a little skeptical when I started reading this one, simply because I dont usually go for this type of book, yet from the moment I started it i was transfixed to this book from the first page, I ended up reading it all in a matter of 2 days, which would have been one day if it wasnt for the fact that I was a little preoccupied with household duties.

This short book uses Adair’s trademark eloquence, fondness for perfect mots, and corkscrew sentences to tell a tale at once comedic and quietly unsettling. His description of one AIDS-ravaged friend in particular stands out as a harrowing moment in a ‘coming’-of-age novel (or not coming-of-age) that celebrates guiltless homosexuality, an essential message still to percolate into the Neanderthal brains of Russian politicians and about a hundred other tiresomely backward nations. Will Self tread similar ground in 2002 with Dorian—a novel set in London that handles the AIDS era with similar impishness and extra grotesquerie.

I would say this is the kind of book you read unsuspecting the shock that will come from most of the content that is in the book.

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Fallen..

AUTHOR: Karin Slaughter

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SYNOPSIS:

There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn’t see is her mother. . . .

“You know what we’re here for. Hand it over, and we’ll let her go.”

When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she’ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they’ll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn’t just a cop anymore—she’s a witness. She’s also a suspect.

The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light—or bury it forever.

Karin Slaughter’s most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.

REVIEW: This book is just action packed from the very beginning. Full of secrets waiting to be discovered, suppressed passion, murder, gangs, gun fights, love and terror. It is captivating and i could not keep away from it from the moment i read the first page until the very last.. Karin Slaughter is an amazing writer, makes you enjoy and experience the experiences along with the characters, and on that note the characters are not wildly perfect, they are damaged yet you can see a light with in them. I just loved reading this book and would suggest that you read it. 🙂