Annelie Wendeberg – The Lion’s Courtship (Anna Kronberg Thriller #0.5)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

London, 1885. Anna Kronberg hides in the city’s most notorious slum, offering medical treatment to prostitutes, beggars, and criminals of all kinds. None of her neighbours knows her true identity and she makes sure it stays that way. When the Irish thief Garret O’Hare breaks into her home in the dead of the night, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound and collapsing on her bed, her life begins to take a deadly turn.

Prequel to the bestselling Anna Kronberg Thriller series.
This book is not for the faint-hearted. Explicit language, explicit medical scenes, violence, poverty, and prostitution are depicted without prettifying.

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums/Rating: 4.75/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Medmāsa Anna palīdz tiem, kuriem citi iet apkārt ar līkumu. Bez viņas trūcīgākajiem būtu vēl grūtāk nekā tas jau ir. Savas zināšanas Anna sniedz arīdzan priekamāju iemītniecēm un dažam labam kriminālistam. Ne kurš katrs tā varētu! Bet Annai Kronbergai ir savi noslēpumi, kurus viņa labprāt paturētu pie sevis uz mūžīgiem laikiem. Piebildīšu vien to, ka viens noslēpums saistīts ar identitātes maiņu.

Kramplauzis Garets starp citiem izceļas jau vien ar savu augumu un kopējo miesasbūvi. Vienā vakarā viņš ar šautu brūci uzrodas Annas dzīvē kā sniegs uz galvas, kas aizsāk abu tālākos piedzīvojumus. Attiecību turpinājums nešķita samākslots, bet gan tieši vietā. Skatpunkts mainās starp abiem (un vēl dažiem tēliem), tāpēc lasītājs uzzina gan Annas, gan Gareta domas un izjūtas. Jāņem vērā, ka Garets nav nekāds prasts zaglis, bet gan ar labu gaumi literatūrā. Protams, izvēles iespējas aprobežojas ar apzagto māju grāmatu plauktiem. Bez teātra izrādes mūzikas vēl viens pamudinājums izlasīt Frankenšteinu. : )

Savu nosacīto šarmu piedod darbības laiks un arī vieta – 1885.g., Londona.

Papildus trilleriskumam un mistērijai tiek pievienots, kad viena no prostitūtām dažas dienas pēc Annas palīdzības pēc iepriekšējās dienas klienta pāridarījuma tiek atrasta nogalināta. Par slepkavu prīkvelā dotas vien pāris norādes, turklāt pat ne viņa īstais vārds. Tā kā Anna interesējas par pazudušo meiteni un pastāv iespēja, ka viņa piesaista sev lieku uzmanību, kā arī policijai ne silts, ne auksts par vienu prostitūtu mazāk, tad Garets ar draugiem ņem lietu savās rokās.

Pēdējā nodaļa atklāj, ka viss pilnībā pēc plāna nav noticis un ļaunie spēki var ļauni iesmiet. Nav nemaz citas izvēles, kā vien ķerties klāt The Devil’s Grin.

Pēc ilgāka laika jūtams, ka izlasīts ļoti labs lasāmgabals. Kur gan biju agrāk?! :D Jāpiekrīt apraksta pēdējam teikumam, ka ir vairākas epizodes ir samērā grafiskas un nebūtu ieteicamas jaunākajai auditorijai.

                                                                                                                                           

Nurse Anna helps to those who others would rather imagined nonexistent. Without her the life for poor would be even harder than it already is. Her knowledge she also give to inhabitants of brothels and also to some cracksman. Not everyone could do what she does! But Anna Kronberg has her secrets that she would prefer no one ever finds out about. I’m just gonna say one of them contains identity change.

Garret O’Hara, a skillful cracksman, stands out in the crowd with his height and bulk. On one night he shows up in Anna’s life like from clear sky with a gunshot wound, and that is the beginning of their association. Their relationship doesn’t feel artificial, but just right. POV changes between them (and also few more other characters have the chance), so the reader can find out how both Anna and Garret feels about each other. It should be considered that Garret isn’t just any simple minded burglar, but with good taste also in literature, of course his reading choice is limited by the houses he gets into.

The time and place which the story takes place has its relative charm – 1885, London.

More thriller and mystery is added when one of the prostitutes few days after Anna’s help after the client hurt her in the previous day goes missing and later is found dead. In the prequel there are only few hints about the murder’s identity, even his real name is not revealed. Since Anna is interested in about the missing girl and who hurt her, also police doesn’t care if there is one less prostitute alive or not, Garret with his friends takes the matter in their hands.

The last chapter reveals that maybe not everything went according to plans. There isn’t even any different possibility thinking about what to read next! – definitely The Devil’s Grin.

After a while I have read very good story. Where was I sooner?! :D I have to agree to the last sentence in the synopsis that this book has some graphic episodes and isn’t for the youngest audience, but I don’t know about the faint-hearted.

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