Blessed Are Those Who Thirst Opening line: It was so early not even the devil had managed to put on his shoes.
The story revolves around a rape and the lengths a father will go to, to take revenge. The father and the police are investigating the crime from different angles, and the daughter stumbles on the identity of her rapist. Who will get to his home first to take revenge?
I think the merit of a good book can first be measured if the frame of reference used is one you are familiar with. In this book, a temperature of 18° Celsius is considered a heat wave. For me, anything up to 30° Celsius is considered normal summer weather. The Daily Mirror compares this author to Stieg Larsson and Jeffery Deaver and I have to disagree. The book was a simple read, with a story line easy to follow. It is short, sweet and contained. The translation is good with the only error being to not place the street number ahead of the street name. This is what I would consider a weekend reading book.
First published in the United States in 2012 by Scribner and translated by Anne Bruce
ISBN number 978-0-85789-226-3
Paperback – 211 pages
Disclaimer: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This disclaimer is in line with my blogging policy.
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