Lynda e Robert Graham possono dirsi soddisfatti della vita che si sono costruiti. Una bella casa in un quartiere benestante di Dublino, la sicurezza economica, due figli invidiabili, Katie e Ciarán. Nonostante qualche nuvola passeggera e qualche preoccupazione legata al comportamento un po' aggressivo del figlio adolescente, i Graham vedono scorrere la loro esistenza placidamente. C'è solo un neo in questo perfetto quadro famigliare: si tratta di Danny, il fratello minore di Robert, uno scapestrato che periodicamente sconvolge la loro routine con le sue pretese e i suoi modi prepotenti. Per fortuna, nella casa dei Graham arriva una persona che porta un po' di serenità. Ciarán infatti presenta ai suoi Jon, un amico bello, educato e sensibile, che presto diventa una presenza fissa al punto da trasferirsi da loro. Agli occhi di tutti Jon sembra l'ospite perfetto, forse troppo: l'istinto di Lynda le suggerisce che qualcosa non va... Chi è veramente il dolce e disponibile Jon? E perché, da quando è entrato nelle loro vite, iniziano a verificarsi episodi misteriosi e inquietanti? Di fronte a un'oscura minaccia che sembra voler distruggere il suo mondo, toccherà a Lynda cercare delle risposte.
- ISBN: 8860888700
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 309
- Data di uscita: 22-04-2010
This book was a pleasant surprise. It took a while for me to get into it, but I am glad I persisted. I needed the context to get an idea of the characters and their history, for the subsequent events to make sense. More than a great side read. One feels like this is an autobiography of a surburban fa Leggi tutto
This is the second Catherine Dunne that I have read just lately, the other being Something Like Love. This is a much darker read, a psychological family drama that is really quite chilling. The Grahams are just a normal family like any other, nothing out of the ordinary about them at all although wha Leggi tutto
I wanted to enjoy this book, I really did. The blurb sounded promising and with that and the cover of the book I would never have guessed how sinister it really was. Unfortunately I didn't care much for any of the characters and I found the plot very predictable. I was disappointed with the writing s Leggi tutto
I really liked this book, the plot was awesome. I got lost in the novel at first as it was so hard to keep up with where it was going but at the end, it all came together well and I understood what happened in the overall book. By the end of the novel I couldn't believe what had happened as the stor Leggi tutto
Finished this book before now but forgot to write the review so have kinda forgot most of it now, it really wasn't that memorable. It had a good story to it with okay characters but it was just a bit slow and unnecessarily prolonged. It tried to hold the pretence of wondering who wise boy and the wa Leggi tutto
Exciting book with anticipation. I figured out what was happening earlier in the book but it did not retract from its excitement. The book does not bring any friends of Lynda to the fore, so you feel her isolation and desperation for others to see what she’s slowly figuring out. I did however feel t Leggi tutto
Beat the backlist reading challenge: Plant(s) on the cover For a psychological thriller, I found that this lacked intensity. Danny is an unpleasant character, persecuting his family for perceived injustices, but his vengefulness never really hit a dark or sinister enough note to set my nerves janglin Leggi tutto
Sent to me from Kenneys in Galway si I thought it was vetted. Started out well enough, but ended up with no conclusion. Sorry I wasted my time.
I enjoyed this although I did feel that I had to persevere to get through it. The reviews going back this far are copied out of a notebook I kept with records of the books read...
I gave up, I couldn't get into it.
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