BLOGMAS 2019 : REVIEW / THE FIRE WITNESS

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TITLE: The Fire Witness
AUTHOR: Lars Kepler
SERIES: Joona Linna #3
GENRES: Mystery, Thriller
FORMAT: Finnish Hardback
PAGES: 594
PUBLISHED: 2012
PUBLISHER: Tammi

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Flora Hansen calls herself a medium and makes a living by pretending to commune with the dead. But after a gruesome murder at a rural home for wayward girls, Hansen begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police, claiming to have seen a ghost, but only one detective puts aside his skepticism long enough to listen: Joona Linna.

Linna has spent more time at the scene of the crime than any other detective would. The case seems obvious on the face of it: One of the girls at the home escaped in the middle of the night, leaving behind a bloody bed with a hammer under the pillow. But why does Hansen insist that the murder instrument was a stone, not a hammer? And what’s the story behind the dark red grain of sand, almost like a splinter from a ruby, stuck beneath the dead girl’s fingernail? As Linna refuses to accept easy answers, his search leads him into darker, more violent territory, and finally to a shocking confrontation with a figure from his past.

Just as Lars Kepler’s The Hypnotist and The Nightmare did, The Fire Witness has spent months at number one on the Swedish bestseller lists. As the newspaper Dagens Nyheter put it, you start the thriller “on the subway home, keep reading at the dinner table, and then don’t stop until well into the wee hours.” Kepler writes with the force of Stieg Larsson and the plotting of Jo Nesbø. The Fire Witness is an unflinching page-turner, sure to join the ranks of its predecessors as an international sensation.

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BLOGMAS 2019 : FAVORITE CHRISTMAS BOOKS

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Hello everyone! I don’t know if any of you play Planet Zoo but I’ve been loving it! And dang ain’t the Arctic pack amazing. How fitting for this time of the year. Almost got late to work tomorrow morning because I just had to check that out.

Anyway, today I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite Christmas books. This list will be rather short. I don’t read that many books based on seasons and such and well, since I mostly read fantasy, it’s not really a thing in fantasy, if you know what I’m trying to say here. 🙈

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BLOGMAS 2019 : THE FESTIVE CHRISTMAS BOOK TAG

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Only six days until Christmas! How long can one keep Christmas decorations up before it gets weird? I’m not ready to let go of all the different lights and gnomes we have here. 😀

Today I’m bringing you a Christmas book tag. I thought I had done this before but couldn’t find it. So I guess I have read someone else’s post last year then. The original tag is made by booktuber GirlReading!

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BLOGMAS 2019 : HYPED BOOKS I WON’T READ

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It’s blogmas day 5 and 16th of December! Today I will be sharing with you some hyped books that I won’t be reading. Of course I can’t say never but it’s pretty likely I won’t ever pick these up.

When a book gets a lot of hype even before it’s published and sometimes even more after that, it eats some of my desire to read them. Usually I get so into the hype that I just don’t want to pick up the book anymore because my expectations are so high and I don’t want to be disappointed. When a hyped book turns out to be something completely opposite for me, it starts to drag me towards reading slump.

Disclaimer: I do not mean that these books will be bad or anything. It’s only me and my brain that just whispers “don’t read it, you won’t get on the hype train anyway after that”.

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BLOGMAS 2019: FAVORITE CHRISTMAS FILMS

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Good day everyone! It’s blogmas day 2 for me but we have already reached day 12 of December. My, oh my, how time flies.

Today I bring you five of my favorite Christmas movies. These are the ones that I watch every year. With or without my kids (yeah, they don’t share my taste of movies).
I’m going to put them in order from 5 to one, one being my ultimate favorite.

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BLOGMAS 2019 : NAUGHTY OR NICE LIST

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I know, I know! Blogmas is supposed to be started at December 1st and it’s already day 11. I’m late as always but I will also be breaking the rules otherwise and I’ll keep this going until the 31st!

I’ve been gone for so long because of all the other things keeping me extra busy and tired that I wanted to come back with something I’ve not done before. SO now you will be having 21 days of posts from me.

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