Benvenuti a Niceville, una piccola cittadina del Sud degli Stati Uniti, circondata dal verde delle colline, popolata di alberi e di antiche ville coloniali, e… abitata dal Male. A Niceville, ogni famiglia nasconde un segreto. A Niceville, la gente sparisce nel nulla, e raramente se ne trova traccia. Per questo, quando Rainey, di soli dieci anni, scompare, tutte le forze di polizia locale si mobilitano, senza alcun indizio da seguire… È solo il primo anello di una catena di avvenimenti che travolgeranno, nel giro di trentasei ore, la vita di molte persone. Nick Kavanaugh, un poliziotto con un lato oscuro, indaga, aiutato dalla moglie Kate, ma a Niceville il male sembra essere molto più forte degli uomini…
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- ISBN: 8830431826
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 421
a canadian writing southern gothic?? i am there. with bells on. so you have a town that is smalltown, but not as inbreed-y/insular as, say,in Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone . niceville is one of those southern historically-respectful towns, with its long memory of its "four families" an Leggi tutto
Rainey Teague is walking home from school one afternoon, looking into store windows, when he disappears. Seems this kind of thing is common in Niceville, which seems to have an unusually large number of abductions. Other terrible things also happen in town. - There's been a recent bank robbery, associ Leggi tutto
It didn't gel for me. The author seemed to aim at somewhere between a dark comedy of errors and a ghost(ish) story in the vein of a Stephen King in the mood to tap into the history of a creepy town populated by locals with genealogies stretching back to some fatal root. It was a bit creepy, at least Leggi tutto
oh, i liked this book so much. so so much. it's not the story, really, but the characters, and the hard-boiled sassiness. perfect writing. this is a book about men -- the women are few and far in between -- but it is the kind of book about men (cops and criminals) that tickles my pleasure centers to Leggi tutto
Rating: 2.5 stars Favorite Quote: "Come what may." This book was extremely disappointing for me. I felt like it had so much potential but there were so many times that I did not even want to continue reading. The first chapter was excellent. It grabbed me right from the first sentence and hooked me wi Leggi tutto
Few will agree with me on this one, but that's ok. As they say down here in the South ( the South, not Stroud's wackadoodle Niceville South), this creeped me smooth out . Don't have time for a complete review (wifi-squatting here) but jo (and, hopefully, you) might agree: Niceville (and its sequel, T Leggi tutto
There was a lot to like about this book. Snappy writing, crisp dialogue, a creepy setting. Too bad it started out as a horror novel and then mixed in a crime thriller. Kept waiting for the twain to meet in some great denouement. But it never happened. Stroud desperately needed an editor to step in a Leggi tutto
This has to be one of the most bizzare books i have ever read. Just trying to describe it had me busting my brain for ages. Think a small American town called Niceville and a few days in the life of families and other people around it. The main part of the story is of a young boy named Rainey Teague Leggi tutto
A book that includes this passage in the first few pages is a winner: "At 1513:55, Rainey Teague is right there. At 1513:56, the kid is gone ". Sadly, that opening and the tension surrounding the disappearance of Rainey disappear in the next few chapters. There are five main strands here: Rainey's rea Leggi tutto
You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2013/07/... Niceville is a lovely little southern town. No matter if there have been a number of unexplained disappearances over the last hundred years or so. So many that they top the national average by quite a bit, in fact. Surely, tho Leggi tutto
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