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Six Wicked Reasons af Jo Spain
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Six Wicked Reasons (udgave 2022)

af Jo Spain (Forfatter)

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Medlem:pgchuis
Titel:Six Wicked Reasons
Forfattere:Jo Spain (Forfatter)
Info:Quercus Publishing (2022), 432 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nøgleord:crime/mystery

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This reminded me a bit of those Agatha Christie novels, where the murder victim is so unpleasant that everyone else in the story has a motive for wanting him dead. This story didn't really work for me though: there were too many short bitty chapters, too many different timelines, too many different perspectives, and no one really to identify with. It was also extremely depressing. ( )
  pgchuis | Jul 25, 2021 |
Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

I absolutely loved this book. ( )
  amandasgoodbooks | Jul 3, 2021 |
When the long lost son returns after ten years without a word, Frazer Lattimer calls his six children for a family reunion. It is only reluctantly that they return to the family villa in Spanish Cove, all of them had a good reason for leaving. Yet, Adam‘s unexpected knock on the door when they all thought him dead makes them change their mind. However, from the very first minute, underlying suspicions and open hatred dominate the atmosphere and their anger escalates on a boat trip when one of them kills their father. None of them is innocent, but who really hated the old man that much that he or she could kill him?

Jo Spain‘s mystery is a highly suspenseful murder investigation combined with the psychological analysis of a family which is dominated by secrets and lies. Six children with six different fates, a controlling father and a mother who died from the grief over her lost son - there is a lot to discover under the surface of the successful and rich Lattimer clan.

I highly adored how Jo Spain slowly unfolds the secrets around each of the now grown up children. Starting with the murder of their old father, you are highly alert when hearing all their different stories, looking for motives that could lead them so far. The author created individuals who all have their flaws and weaknesses that they try to hide but which ultimately have to come out, so in every new chapter, you have something totally unexpected come to the light adding to the picture of this young and pitiable generation.

Suspense rises slowly the better you get to know the family members and yet, the conspiracy and murder nevertheless came as a surprise to me since it was brilliantly set up and convincingly motivated. A great read in every respect. ( )
  miss.mesmerized | Jan 16, 2020 |
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