Thursday, April 17, 2014
Zafón writes with humor, imagination and heart. Characters and places that first appeared in Shadow of the Wind and Angel's Game are back, Daniel Sempere, Fermín Romero de Torro, and David Martin and the loves of their lives. The book switches between Barcelona in 1939-41 and 1957-58. The early years tell of Fermín's time as a political prisoner with David Martín, and the later tell of Daniel's encounters with ghosts from Fermin's past.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Psychologist Joe O'Loughlin sees Marnie Logan twice a week to help her deal with the emotional and financial wreckage caused by her husband's disappearance. When Daniel disappeared, he owed a loan-shark 30,000 £, and Marnie is expected to pay it back. With two kids to support, no access to any of Daniel's bank accounts, and a thug driving Marnie to her "escort" appointments and collecting on her debt, Marnie is in dire straits. Joe recruits retired detective Vincent Ruiz to help him locate Daniel and get the loan shark off Marnie's back. But the more they find out about Daniel's last acts, the more questions they have about Marnie.