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Every Secret Thing por Emma Cole
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Every Secret Thing (original 2006; edição 2007)

por Emma Cole

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'No one lives for ever. But the truth survives us all'. Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a longforgotten murder. The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice. Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious wartime past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps. Finding out the truth is not so simple ...… (mais)
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Título:Every Secret Thing
Autores:Emma Cole
Informação:Allison & Busby (2007), Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition, Paperback, 406 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca, Read
Avaliação:*****
Etiquetas:mystery, romance, historical fiction

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Every Secret Thing por Susanna Kearsley (2006)

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I downloaded this ebook without realizing that it was one of Kearsley's books under a pseudonym, and thus a somewhat different style than the previous book of hers I read (Shadowy Horses). I found it a fast and easy read, with the mystery flipping back and forth between a historical and contemporary setting. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
Kate is a journalist working in the UK when she’s approached by an old man who has a story he wants to tell her. An old murder, but one still deserving of justice, he says -- before he’s hit by a car. His death spurns Kate on to investigate, and she soon realises that by asking questions she is putting not only herself in danger.

I stayed up far too late reading this. There were a lot of things I loved: the sense of danger, the descriptions of scenery and places, the history -- the story about what happened during WWII, the mystery, the romantic moments. But I think the story could have worked just as well if fewer people had been murdered in the present.

It needn’t have diminished the tension in any way, and would have been more satisfying. I keep brainstorming what should have happened instead! And there are complications which heighten the tension but also make it difficult to, satisfyingly, serve justice.

All the murders reminded me of why I tread warily around contemporary mysteries. (Not my cup of tea.) That said, I’d read any number of books with extra murder if they were written by Kearsley. I really like how she writes.

I couldn’t see the lighthouse, but I saw the long, straight line of Lisbon’s harbour wall stretched like an arrow pointing out to the Atlantic, to the whitecaps faintly visible beyond the mirror stillness of the bay. Even the clouds didn’t dare venture past that stillness. They kept farther out, like great plumes of spray tossed in the air by the ocean, enraged that it couldn’t come near. ( )
  Herenya | Jul 17, 2019 |
enjoyed this well but it wasn't meaty emough. too many coincidental meetings leading to Mish mash predictable happenings that felt too forced. and for all the death in the book, there wasn't enough chase em down or suspense. they nearly all are shared after the fact and without alot of suspense. ( )
  mfabriz | Jun 26, 2017 |
Every Secret Thing is a combination of a historical fiction and a modern day mystery novel. However, the pacing was to slow for a true mystery or thriller. I also thought the author spent too much telling and not enough showing. One character had a very long monologue with information that I thought could be handled better by putting the events in the action.

I had trouble keeping the characters straight but that happens to me sometimes when I listen to a mystery or thriller on audio. The print version may have helped me because I could have flipped back and forth.

I liked the love story between Deacon and Kate’s grandmother more than the murder plot line. I would have liked a romance novel just about the two of them. Deacon is a great character. I thought it was neat that the book The Language of Flowers played a part in it, since I have read The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

The narrator for Every Secret Thing, Katherine Kellgren, did a good job of having a different voice for every character. Even though she was a female, she was able to do realistic male voices. I liked the choice of using a different voice for Kate’s internal narrative and her dialogue. The narrator also brought excitement to the book in the dramatic way she read the exciting or surprising parts of the book.

This book has tons of five star reviews on Amazon so I am clearly in the minority of not loving it. If you like historical fiction about the intrigue associated with WWII, then you may very well enjoy this book. ( )
  mcelhra | Feb 27, 2017 |
Described by some as a romance this is a rattling good WW2/present day thriller, with of course some romance, but this really does touch your soul.

Journalist Kate Murray is surprised when a man approaches her on a London street, telling her they need to meet and talk about a long-ago murder. Moments later, he is dead, victim of a hit and run.

Intrigued by his words and still clasping the dead man's business card she pursues his story with the vigour of a terrier.

With plenty of twists and turns the book moved at a fast pace and flashes back easily from war-time New York and Lisbon to the present day.

Although there were clues I didn't guess the ending and would highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves espionage stories, mysteries, historical fiction set in WWII or just wants a good thriller.
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  mancmilhist | Aug 28, 2014 |
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'No one lives for ever. But the truth survives us all'. Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a longforgotten murder. The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice. Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious wartime past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps. Finding out the truth is not so simple ...

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