Every Friday, Jennifer from Crazy For Books sets up the Book Blogger Hop. It’s “a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!”
This week’s question is: “Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”
Well, I’ve gotten plenty of great books this week in the mail and from the library, but I think the one I want to highlight is the audio book I started listening to last night which is…
Mind’s Eye by Håkan Nesser is from HighBridge Audio and I got it from my library. Apparently but unsurprisingly, the books were not originally translated or released in order here in the states. All the same, Mind’s Eye is the first book in the Inspector Van Veeteran series.
Here is the summary: Chief Inspector Van Veeteren knew that murder cases were never as open-and-shut as this one: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and discovered his wife of three months lying facedown in the bathtub, dead. With only the flimsiest excuse as his defense, he is found guilty of a drunken crime of passion and imprisoned in a mental institution.
But Van Veeteren’s suspicions about the identity of the killer are borne out when Mitter also becomes a murder victim. Now the chief inspector launches a full-scale investigation of the two slayings. But it may only be the unspoken secrets of the dead–revealed in a mysterious letter that Mitter wrote shortly before his death–that will finally allow Van Veeteren to unmask the killer and expose the shocking root of this sordid violence.
Simon Vance is the novel’s narrator, and I like that he really makes each voice distinctive. And although we’ve only just met, I already love Van Veeteran’s sense of humor and his sarcasm.
What awesome book did you get this week? Feel free to comment and link me to your post! As for the other awesome books I got this week, check back on Sunday when I post another exciting installment of Highlights from the Book Horde.