Gwendolyn ed Estella sono sempre state sorelle molto unite e crescono in un ricchissimo, potente clan della minoranza cinese in Indonesia. Ma ora Gwendolyn è in ospedale, l’unica sopravvissuta all’attentato compiuto dalla sorella ai danni del clan Durante il sontuoso ricevimento in onore degli ottant’anni del capostipite, Estella avvelena la portata principale provocando la morte di trecento persone.
A mano a mano che ritrova consapevolezza di sé, Gwen scava nella memoria per trovare una causa scatenante di quella brutale strage. È stata la morte in mare dell’amata zia Sandra? L’infelice matrimonio di Estella con un uomo violento? O le alleanze sempre diverse e i risentimenti taciuti all’interno del loro mondo opulento sono stati troppo difficili da sopportare? Continuando a interrogarsi, Gwen porta alla luce tutte le nefandezze di una famiglia che ha costruito il suo impero su una rete di corruzione e crudeltà che non ha risparmiato nessuno.
Un viaggio nel mondo di chi pensa che essere ricchi e potenti consenta qualsiasi stravolgimento delle norme morali, un viaggio e nella mente di una ragazza che si scoprirà avere una personalità decisamente intricata.
- ISBN: 883321074X
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 320
Go read the description for this book. Just bear with me here... go on. I'll wait. *insert final Jeopardy theme music* Sounds dramatic, mysterious, thrilling even. I mean it says "riveting and disquieting thriller" right there! I'll take 'What is not even close? for $800, Alex'. This book doesn't know wh Leggi tutto
This novel is described as a thriller in the lines of Crazy Rich Asians as if it had been written by Gillian Flynn . It was more of a family drama where the main character opens the story by waking up in the hospital, 300 hundred members of her family have been fatally poisoned, including children. N Leggi tutto
2.5 rounded up. Part of me thinks I’m being generous, but then I don’t know. Telling you what I think about this book will be very challenging. You will get a different answer every time. I haven't read Crazy Rich Asians, but from other reviews I've read - that characterization missed the mark. I wo Leggi tutto
Synopsis Gwendolyn wakes - deeply injured and blinded - in a hospital bed. The sole survivor of a poisoning that has claimed the lives of her entire family. Her sister, closest confidant and best friend in the world, was responsible for killing their entire bloodline. Dying, paralyzed, and unable to Leggi tutto
I’m not positive how I feel about this story. There were very interesting parts but it was mostly wealthy,egotistical people looking down on the general public. As stated with lots of sub-par stories, there was a decent plot but poor execution. Thanks to NetGalley and publishers for the advanced rea Leggi tutto
There has been a massacre. In the first sentence of the first chapter, the narrator, Gwendolyn, reveals that her sister Estella murdered three hundred people. They’re members of her family, extended family and friends, poisoned for no discernible reason. This is where the story starts, but also wher Leggi tutto
This is one of those crime novels where the mystery isn't who did it but why. I also suspect it's going to divide a lot of readers, since it has an unusual twisty ending that is more common in the quick-paced thriller set of crime novels than the slow literary character studies like this is. The CRA Leggi tutto
This was a mostly blind read. All I knew were a few vague things like the cover being gorgeous and intriguing. Also, that it’s Asian-American fiction, probably literary, and centers around a family. It’s nice sometimes to go in with little info and get caught off guard. I’ll just get this out of the Leggi tutto
first read sept 2018, under your wings proof copy: i honest-to-god did not put this down at all: it grabs you from the very first pages and does not let you go until the VERY last. perceptive, chilling, and exquisitely crafted and paced — the kind of book you want to reread immediately after you fin Leggi tutto
What a BOLD beginning! The novel starts with Gwendolyn - our narrator - in the hospital. She’s the sole survivor of a mass murder. The scene: her Opa’s birthday party The guests/victims: her wealthy family and their friends and colleagues, some of the wealthiest Chinese families in Indonesia The culp Leggi tutto
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