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First Impressions Friday: THE WHISPERER

Here’s the lo-down, based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. Then, link back to Joe at, Storeys of Stories! It’s been a while since I did one of these, especially with the holidays. And, after reading two books quickly, back to back, I probably wasn’t in the mood yesterday for another. I picked up and started, then put aside, two very different books. But then, yesterday evening, I picked up The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi and, that was that. I got sucked in. “Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls’ bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found. Lead investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler, and Goran Gavila, an eerily prescient criminologist, dive into the case. They’re confident they’ve got the right suspect …

First Impressions Friday: THE WHISPERER

It’s that time of week, again, which means, it’s First Impressions Friday. For those of you who are unfamiliar, #FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading then share your first impressions, predict what you think will happen, and then say whether you think you’ll enjoy it. Last weekend I picked up two books, one was A MAN CALLED OVE, the other was THE WHISPERER by Donato Carrisi. Well, I finally finished reading A MAN CALLED OVE last night (which I’ll review next week) and have just started THE WHISPERER, billed as a gruesome murder-mystery. Well, I have to say, just reading the back cover blurb of this one gave me shivers down my spine. “Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls’ bodies, alive …

Books, Books, and more BOOKS!

After saying I would not buy another book in October, as I still have several yet to read. Especially after buying THE CITY OF BRASS last weekend, as I thought it would take me a while to read it at 530+ pages (it didn’t — my review will be coming next week). What did I go and do while we were out today? I bought two more books … THE WHISPERER — Donato Carrisi A MAN CALLED OVE — Fredrik Backman I blame Norrie … I wrote several new names and books down on my list after reading one of her posts last week, and, as it happens, while looking over the shelfs at forbidden fruit, I saw one of the books she’d mentioned: A Man Called Ove. All this because I was looking for BEARTOWN by the same author! Well, of course, I had to buy it. And I couldn’t buy just one novel. I had to buy two because, you know, you have to, right? Isn’t it written somewhere in stone … isn’t it? So, …