Search Results: "Sara Blaedel"


BOOK REVIEW

FAREWELL TO FREEDOM by Sara Blaedel
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Fans of the genre will not find this stripped-down, by-the-numbers plot and its shallow characters very mesmerizing."
A low-voltage police thriller with predictable twists and turns riffs off the current rage for Scandinavian-based noir crime fiction. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS by Sara Blaedel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"This first installment of a new trilogy for Louise and the Special Search Staff is perhaps the most tightly knit of Blaedel's grim procedurals."
Taking charge of Copenhagen's Special Search Agency, detective Louise Rick (Farewell to Freedom, 2012, etc.) catches the case of a young woman who's been found dead more than 30 years after her death certificate was issued.Read full book review >

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ONLY ONE LIFE by Sara Blaedel
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Conventionally shaped and a bit slow-moving, but distinguished from the increasingly crowded pack of Scandinavian imports by its open-mindedness in handling sensitive material and its respect for the dignity of every single character and viewpoint."
What looks depressingly like the honor killing of a young Jordanian immigrant takes Louise Rick from the Copenhagen Police Department to a special assignment in the town of Holbæk. Read full book review >

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CALL ME PRINCESS by Sara Blaedel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2011

"Middling detection, salty but occasionally clumsy English prose (no translator is credited). What makes this latest Scandinavian import special is Baedel's success in evoking her women's nagging fears about unfamiliar men, unfaithful lovers and bullying mothers."
Assistant Detective Louise Rick's second case, and the first to be published in the U.S., pits her and the Copenhagen Police Department against a particularly nasty serial rapist. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERTAKER'S DAUGHTER by Sara Blaedel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"The appealing weirdness of the setting does little to build effective atmosphere."
A Danish woman desperate to find out more about her father's past receives an unexpected inheritance in Blaedel's (The Killing Forest, 2017, etc.) mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCKS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Young readers will enjoy looking at the book and spinning the face, either independently or with their adult readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A transportation book for the youngest ones. Read full book review >

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MY MAP BOOK by Sara Fanelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"For the artistically intrepid, it's a trip worth taking. (Picture book. 5-8.)"
Fanelli's first book uses a map analogy to explore the varied facets of a child's life. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

SISTERHOOD
by Leila Roy

Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with.
One of those things isn’t enough to send you falling through the cracks.
But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle ...

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BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRETS OF BLUEBERRIES, BROTHERS, MOOSE & ME by Sara Nickerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Heart-rendingly unflagging in the face of life-changing events, Missy's a funny, compelling heroine that readers will cheer for. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Missy narrates a summer full of tumultuous change, from her first job to her father's remarriage. Read full book review >

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THE DARK LIGHT by Sara Walsh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Promising, but loses its grip. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An imaginative fantasy begins with real potential but suffers from a heroine who's a bit too flawed. Read full book review >