Shame - Karin Alvtegen Reviews
Description:ISBN 184195747X / Author: Karin Alvtegen / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Two women are trapped by a past that won't let them go. As Maj-Britt ... more
Shame - Karin Alvtegen ... festers malevolently in her hermetic apartment, appeased only by an endless supply of food, Monika blots out her pain by ceaselessly working, punishing herself unforgivingly for any failure. They have nothing in common but the determination to obliterate their memories and be left alone - but when a letter and a tragic accident force each of them to confront the past, their lives become inextricably intertwined. As the emotional void of their lives threatens to engulf them, each woman proves the catalyst for the other's destruction - or salvation. A taut psychological thriller, Shame subtly explores the devastating powers of fear, oppressive religion and forbidden sexuality. With all the elements of classic noir, Alvtegen has written her finest book to date.
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by - written on 10/11/06 (Very useful, 113 readings)
Having just read and thoroughly enjoyed another book by this author, I was delighted to get my hands on another of her books so quickly. Karin Alvtegen is a Swedish author who concentrates on psychological thrillers something along the lines of Nicci French. Now that the nights are drawing in and Halloween is almost upon us, this is the perfect type of book to keep me company in the evening. Or so I thought. Compared to Betrayal, the authorís second book, this one just doesnít quite cut the mustard. Overly complicated, I came to the end of the book confused and a little annoyed that some of my questions werenít answered. The story Two women, unknown to ... Read the complete review
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