On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy, oY favorite bookf the year Terrifying Expect a review next week Mo Hayder delivers the most thought provoking thriller I have ever encountered Set in 1990 Tokyo with roots that take you back to the 1937 Nanking massacre this account is positively chilling Three voices have entered my headGrey is a personally troubled young student from London with a highly unstable past and a vested interest in her research f war atrocities most notably the 1937 Nanking Massacre She has come to Tokyo in search f Shi Chonming a Nanking survivor who Grey believes also possesses a lost piece The Three Elizabeths of film We learn about her and herbsession with Chongming as the story advances peeling back the layers slowly as The Hate U Give one might annionIt is 1990 Shi Chongming stood in the doorway very smart and correct looking at me in silence his hands at his sides as if he was waiting to be inspected He was incredibly tiny like a doll and around the delicate 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seven months and eighteen days is how long she has been researching investigating every nugget f available information about an atrocity that most people would rather leave buried in the past Nine years seven months and eighteen days is how long it has taken her to track down Shi Chongming A man with a secret a devastating secret Shi Chongming stood in the doorway very smart and correct looking at me in silence the doorway very smart and correct looking at me in silence hands at his sides as if he was waiting to be inspected He was incredibly tiny like a doll and around the delicate triangle John, Paul Me-Before the Beatles of his face hung shoulder length hair perfectly white as if he had a snow shawl draped across his shoulders He is a Chinese linguist hired by a Japanese university He is a survivorf the 1937 slaughter f Nanking He is the reason that Grey has come from London to Japan She is chasing down a rumor that he has a short film that confirms and exposes the devastation perpetrated n the Chinese civilians by Japanese soldiers Shi Chongming denies it but not convincingly He puts her ff She adds days to her uest Nine years seven months "And Twenty Days She "twenty days She broke Tokyo even in the 1990s recession is ne Psychotherapy of Personality Disorders of the most expensive cities in the worldA good looking American named Jason finds her in the park andffers her a place to stay Now Grey is naive but since she left the confines Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards of her parent s bubblef protection she has received some knocks some realizations with tragic conseuences that have given her some understanding Here Comes The Sissy Bride (My Sissy Husband Confesses, of how the world works Men don tffer to give you shelter without expecting some kind f payment *Jason has his wn uirks and Grey soon becomes The Alpha Wolf Bent Me Over onef them *has his მოგონებები შეფიცულთა რაზმზე own uirks and Grey soon becomesne The Heart of Business of them 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#in either time #either time with eual relish Nice neck MoMo Hayder also kept me Get Up and Do It! off balance and speculating endlessly between chapters as to what happened to Grey How did she end up in a mental institution where a helpful roommate taught her about jigging new word for me Does Grey have a labeled psychotic condition As the action heats up I was worried about her fragile mental condition and whether each new setback would be thene that put her back in a state Repeat Performance of mind that had her institutionalized On thether timeline with Shi Chongming and his wife in Nanking Hayder puts you right there with them starving to death paralyzed with fear unwilling to accept what is happening and finding yourself lifting a rock Newsjacking over your head to do the unthinkable The pacing is perfect Hayder stringsut the information with such patience Each new disclosure packs a punch that will leave you dazed I needed an 8 count than The Baron Goes Fast (Baron, once to let the latest illumination click into place Highly recommended Much than just a thriller it is like a white knuckled LA freeway experience coupled with an important expos into the very real tragedy thatccurred in Nanking Highly RecommendedWar what is it good for Absolutely nothingWill Byrnes wrote an insightful review about the book The Rape The Organic City of Nanking please don t miss it Click for Will Byrnes ReviewIf you wish to seef my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page Rísticas habituais da autora mantêm se sentido do pormenor uando se trata da crueldade; a arte de manter «suspense»; a capacidade de misturar temas e registos; a coerência da história porue acima dessa variedade de registos está auele ue caracteriza livro é um thriller e as deambulações por mais interessantes ue sejam uando estão a tornar se excessivas são interrompidas AN In Os Meus Livros Dezembro de 200. .
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