[Reading] ➷ Quiver By Holly Luhning – Writerscompany.co.uk

Quiver In Sixteenth Century Hungary, Countess Elizabeth B Thory Tortured And Killed Over Six Hundred Servant Girls In Order To Bathe In Their Blood She Believed This Brutal Ritual Would Preserve Her Youth And Beauty Danica, A Young Forensic Psychologist, Is Drawn To B Thory S Legend She Has Moved From Canada To England To Work At Stowmoor, A Victorian Insane Asylum Turned Modern Day Forensic Hospital One Of Her Patients, The Notorious Martin Foster, Murdered A Fourteen Year Old Girl In Homage To B Thory He Cultivates His Criminal Celebrity, And Danica Struggles To Maintain A Professional Demeanor With The Charismatic Foster As She Begins To Suspect That His Activities May Be Linked To A Cabal That Idolizes The Countess.Danica S Life In London Becomes Increasingly Complicated When Maria, A Glamorous Friend From Danica S Past, Arrives To Do Archival Work In The City She Claims To Have Discovered B Thory S Long Lost Diaries And She Slowly Reveals To Danica The Horrific, Yet Fascinating Passages As Danica S Career And Her Relationship With Her Artist Boyfriend, Henry, Falters, Maria Lures Her Into A Complex Social Sphere Unsure Of Whom To Trust As Her Professional And Personal Lives Become Dangerously Entwined, Danica Must Decide What She Is Willing To Risk To Satisfy Her Attraction To B Thory S Ominous Legend. Reason for Reading I already knew about Elizabeth Bathory and a thriller with a murder based on her crimes was one I simply had to read.Elizabeth Bathory was a 16th century Hungarian Countess who tortured and murdered young women and rumour has it bathed in their blood to keep herself beautiful No one knows how many girls she killed but figures go as high as 650.In this book a man, Martin Foster, kills a 14 year old girl and says it was in homage to Elizabeth Bathory Canadian forensic psych Reason for Reading I already knew about Elizabeth Bathory and a thriller with a murder based on her crimes was one I simply had to read.Elizabeth Bathory was a 16th century Hungarian Countess who tortured and murdered young women and rumour has it bathed in their blood to keep herself beautiful No one knows how many girls she killed but figures go as high as 650.In this book a man, Martin Foster, kills a 14 year old girl and says it was in homage to Elizabeth Bathory Canadian forensic psychologist, Danica, moves to England to work at the criminal hospital where the killer i I m sorry this book isn t getting better reviews because I think it s extremely well done for what it is The problem seems to lie in the marketing they keep saying it s supposed to be a thriller but it didn t strike me that way at all It s muchof a psychological exploration than anything else and no, honestly, not a lot happens in the traditional thriller suspense novel tradition It is instead a fascinating look at the way people can form conn I don t know what everyone was talking about with this book being slow I was hooked the whole time I wanted to keep reading and keep reading I like how it flip flopped in time a little and I like how it included the diary entries of Bathory I was Fins this and other reviews at s writing is pretty decent for a debut, but I can t bring myself to go any higher than three stars She is definitely on the right track, I don t want to come off as discouraging, but the basic construction leaves much to be desired More than that though, I think the marketing department failed her in that they set the book up to be something it simply isn t I ll come back to the construction issues later I want t Fins this and other reviews at s writing is pretty decent for a debut, but I can t bring myself to go any higher than three stars She is definitely on the right track, I don t want to come off as discouraging, but the basic construction leaves much to be desired More than that though, I think the marketing department failed her in that they set the book up to be something it simply isn t I ll come back to the construction issues later I want to address the marketing issues first Quiver is advertised as a thriller No offense to Luhning or her publisher, but I wouldn t shelve this next to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Angels and Demons It just isn t that kind of book I personally feel it would do better if it were marketed as a contemporary mystery Quiver is a decent story, but it doesn t have the edge of your seat momentum you would expect from a suspenseful whodunit or even the psychological drama

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