Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday Books - Our Fathers

Finally, I'm blogging properly again. 

It's taken me a while this year to get my groove. But the books I've read have helped, and the one I'm sharing today looks great. Our Fathers by Karin Brynard.

Here's the blurb: 
"In one of Stellenbosch’s most affluent areas an apparent house break-in goes awry, leaving a millionaire property developer’s beautiful wife dead. Inspector Albertus Beeslaar, in town to visit a former colleague, is reluctantly drawn in to the investigation led by the formidable Captain Vuyokazi Qhubeka of the Stellenbosch saps. Soon this picturesque town with its historic white gables, world-famous wineries and big money begins to reveal its dark underbelly.
Fifteen hundred kilometres to the north, Sergeant Johannes Ghaap is thrust into a drama of his own as he races to save a kidnapped woman and her child, who are being held captive in Soweto. Fate will steer him to The Fatha – a man capable of such evil that most consider him a mere urban legend …
Our Fathers is the translation of the Afrikaans bestseller Onse vaders, a novel that sees the return of Karin Brynard’s much-loved hero Beeslaar and establishes Brynard as one of the country’s finest writers of crime fiction. "

BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice are the hosting sites for the Friday link ups, where we discover more books, and make friends. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.








It's clearly a funeral. But whose? And why? And it's definitely a murder, not a 'natural circumstances' death. It's translated from Afrikaans, which is similar to Dutch - dominee is translated priest.


Ooh I am enjoying this. I read to page 56 last night, so that I could share this today. I keep wanting to read more.

Hope you enjoy your reading weekend.

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13 comments:

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

I love this blurb! You have me laughing out loud with that one. This isn't a book that I have heard of before, but it sounds interesting. Happy reading! :)

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't seen this one around, but now I'm curious. Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Glenna said...

As I was drinking my coffee this morning I read "old scrotum" and almost spit it out. Haha! Thank you for the laugh! This looks interesting! :)

sherry fundin said...

Old scrotum? LOL
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That excerpt is hilarious! I must admit that when I read "dominee," the first thing that came to mind was dominatrix. I would never have guessed "priest!" This sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading.
My Friday post features The Pecan Man.

Anne Bennett said...

Oh Bev, how are you. I haven't seen your blog for a while. I love it that book is translated from Africaans. That is a first for me.

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Lauren Stoolfire said...

This sounds great! Thanks for sharing. :)

Laura Thomas said...

That synopsis hooked me quickly. I'd definitely keep reading.

My Friday 56 from Beautiful Broken Girls

Bev Bouwer said...

That makes it even funnier!

Bev Bouwer said...

Well thank you. Yes it's been a while. I missed you too. Thanks for the comment.

Bev Bouwer said...

Glad it make you snort. I often do that too!

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fredamans said...

You have me interested!! Happy weekend!