Sample Saturday – a painting, leprosy, and a suicide

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink

Why I have it: Spotted on Susan’s list. And I loved The Reader.

Summary: A missing painting. A mysterious woman. Her husband and her lover.

I’m thinking: Yes – I love an art-thriller.

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Why I have it: Spotted in Brona’s #6Degrees chain.

Summary: When marks appear on the skin of seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, Rachel, she is sent to the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end but instead she discovers it’s only the beginning.

I’m thinking: Maybe – although the style doesn’t grab me, the topic does.

What the Light Hides by Mette Jakobsen

Why I have it: No idea.

Summary: Vera and David have been passionately in love since the day they met more than twenty years ago. Their son, Ben, is at university. Or at least he was. The story begins five months after Ben’s death, an apparent suicide.

I’m thinking: Yes, even though it will make me cry.

15 responses

    • Same! I do have a collection of his short stories somewhere… and I also have The Reader in German (clearly I was punching well above weight when I bought it because honestly, my German is not up to it!). Anyway, this one appeals because it’s an art-thriller.

  1. Just seeing the cover takes me straight back to my honeymoon in Hawaii. I know the topic may not be the usual honeymoon reading matter, but I do like to read books set in the place I’m holidaying 😊

  2. Ooooh I also loved The Reader. I had no idea he had something new out… and non-fiction. Will have to check it out.

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