Laura Denfer
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Laura Denfer

by Anne-Marie Bernard
     
 

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My books are modern cloak- and dagger adventures really. Although considering on-going sensitive events, setting them up in North-Korea at the start was probably not such a good idea.

Still, as a potter I favour Korean ceramics above all.

So I write about a French-Korean heroine that sets out with the idea to save her country from becoming a major battlefield

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My books are modern cloak- and dagger adventures really. Although considering on-going sensitive events, setting them up in North-Korea at the start was probably not such a good idea.

Still, as a potter I favour Korean ceramics above all.

So I write about a French-Korean heroine that sets out with the idea to save her country from becoming a major battlefield. Things go wrong and she is imprisoned for espionage. Unable to confess to her true actions, she keeps quiet and survives hell until, at the end of the first chapter, she's rescued by British marines.

They still do sail the world, don't they?

Throughout the book the pace is fast with many twists and turns, while I write about places I visited and characters I would like to have met (though not the villains) with events that tend to blow up in one's face due to accidental twists of words or a mere hesitation. To my own surprise I am on my fourth book already with the hard core of the main characters still with me, having fun daily.

Hope you will too.

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BlueInk Reviews
This is not a novel without flaws. At times, Bernard's focus on the dynamic character interplay and intricate storyline leads to a disregard for setting. The attention to locale description during the sequences when Denfer is imprisoned, for example, are brilliant and make for a vivid and fully immersive reading experience. But elsewhere, that attention to description is largely forgotten and the exotic locales she visits are only superficially described.

That said, this is an intense and deeply satisfying read; Bernard's writing style is intelligent, crisp, and unapologetic. Although some readers may find the graphic torture scenes and sadomasochistic sexuality disagreeable, adventurous readers who aren't repelled by such subject matter will find Bernard's courageous French-Korean heroine simultaneously intriguing and endearing.

Brutal, erotic, and breakneck paced, Laura Denfer is a dark little gem of a novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456770082
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.02(d)

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