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“The seasonal and structural changes are deliberately understated and carry emotional weight into the climax, which Bohman deftly makes both foregone and suspenseful, leaving the reader wondering if everyone was doomed from the start.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“A horrifyingly compelling psychological thriller set in modern-day Sweden…Bohman manages to flesh out characters, setting, and plot in just over 200 pages, a feat that makes for a highly engaging and fast-paced read, yet one with great depth.” —Booklist
“[Bohman] writes with simplicity and restrain, and each detail adds to the slowly building tension…This is an artful psychological thriller, and utterly riveting, as it delves into the dark side of lust, sex and obsession.” —Herald Sun (Australia)
“Therese Bohman’s Drowned is a flawless story written in razor sharp prose, and is extremely hard to put down.” –Coffin Factory
“Drowned puts both its protagonist and its reader on edge almost from the beginning and never really allows either to become settled or comfortable. It's an effective, suspenseful psychological mystery.” –Shelf Awareness
“Action is absent, as are bold, aggressive female heroes. No politics, at least overtly, either. Just a wholly controlled, absorbing account of inexplicable female passivity in the 21st century, a condition that seems to affect certain twenty-somethings of Sweden as much as it does those in New York, if the TV show Girls is any indication…The translation, by Marlaine Delargy, is supple and effective and frequently mesmerizing.” –Reviewing the Evidence
“Most thrillers conclude by exposing a killer. Drowned, on the other hand, ends with a larger, more upsetting truth: how we expose ourselves…Author Therese Bohman could be lumped in with the other Scandinavian authors who have taken over the mystery world since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but her story is more quiet and nuanced, her writing lush enough to create a landscape painting with every scene. No shoot-outs, showdowns or explosions end this story, but be prepared to gasp all the same, not with fear, but with understanding.” –Oprah
Posted July 21, 2012
Posted September 7, 2014
This is one of the most confusing books I’ve ever read. No idea if it’s the translation, or just the plot. There’s no real conclusion, no side plot to add any action, nothing is resolved, characters are flat. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 19, 2014
I got home from school on a Friday afternoon. "HI EVERYBODY!" My lunchbox was set on the counter and I walked away. Nice and even. Nice and even. <p>
"AAAH!" Right there, I saw it. On the end of my bed. The one and only... Rake. That's when I started cursing my head off. ((Sorry about my language, but Rake's there.)) "WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING, YOU BOOTLESS, HELL-HATED MEASLE!" I smirked and mumbled, "That's true Shakespeare for you!" But he wasn't scared, and I heard the noise in my doorway before I could see him. It was just a slight creak, and then the ching of a sword being unsheathed, the thump of it hitting flesh. I braced myself for the pain, but instead the body of the Rake hit the ground. "It's about time he- What the? I know you!"
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Posted July 2, 2013
I couldn't put this book down...was dying to know what happened?!? Unfortunately I never got to find out! Was so frustrated after I finished this book! I thought surely there has to be a second book to explain what happened!?! Nope!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.