#CF The Silence of the Sea
7. by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Finish date: 09 January 2022
Bad news: The motive in this book was greed. That does not spark my interest. I want the book to be a white knuckling roller-coaster ride….a race against time (kidnapping for example)
not this long dragged out killing off crew members one-by-one on a glamorous yacht mid Atlantic.
Characters were not captivating…just not. The dialogue turned clumsy and the story line became less and less believable too melodramatic (..oh, the last chapter… who green-lighted that?)
Good news: Main character Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (investigating lawyer)…her personal life was kept to a bare minimum in the book.
Personal Not a fan of thrillers, CF or mystery so I read them…and that is it. Why do I buy them you wonder? Sucked into a good review, a prize winning CF and I’m just curious if the book meets the grade. Has the required standard been met to render it prize winning. IMO this book did not live up to the Petrona Prize 2015 for a CF set in Scandinavia or written by a Scandinavian author.
I would like to leave this review with a recommendation for one of the most unpredictable suspense novel I have ever read. I read it in 2014 and it still haunts me.
by Pierre Lemaitre.
On a lighter note….I couldn’t fall asleep last night so instead of counting sheep I tried to name all the characters in The Silence of the Sea . I feel asleep at 23…and counting!