The Invisible Guardian

The Invisible Guardian

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"A police inspector [reluctantly returns] to her hometown in Basque Country--a place engulfed in mythology and superstition--to solve a series of eerie murders"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781501102134
1501102133
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kaufeler, Isabelle - Translator

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CabiriCat
Feb 02, 2018

Full disclosure, I'm easily queasy with dark murder thrillers. So perhaps I picked the wrong book for me...but I thought it would be an enjoyable read given its International Bestseller status.

That turned out not to be true. While compelling & absorbing, the book's dark material had me skimming paragraphs so as not to disturb my lunch. And while that isn't the entire book, I also found that it veered off into unnecessary explanations and plot line detours. There is murder, family relationships, trauma, relationship history, magical elements, folklore, work relationships...all wrapped into one.

I did like the author's writing style & the Spanish backdrop. And people really into this type of genre may enjoy it, but I am not motivated to read Book No. 2 in the series.

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magg_yela
Oct 03, 2016

It's not a rich book, I didn't find any remarkable facts in any of the characters, the story is addressed in a very childish way by the characters. And the end they give it to you in one paragraph, which honestly it's disappointing, since all the thrill is lost in one single paragraph. the only 2 fiction facts in the book are so empty and lack of imagination. I would not recommend this book

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