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:
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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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! :)
I haven't seen this one around, but now I'm curious. Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.
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! :)
Old scrotum? LOL
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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.
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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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This sounds great! Thanks for sharing. :)
That synopsis hooked me quickly. I'd definitely keep reading.
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That makes it even funnier!
Well thank you. Yes it's been a while. I missed you too. Thanks for the comment.
Glad it make you snort. I often do that too!
I've known a few ouballies! This may be my new favorite word! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . . http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsSAIJK
You have me interested!! Happy weekend!
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