by Author unknown | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1848874537 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 11/12/2011
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 12, 2011
Received this as a birthday present.

From Chapters:
Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers. Nick has a confession. When he worked as a high-flying British lawyer in Moscow, he was seduced by Masha, an enigmatic woman who led him through her city: the electric nightclubs and intimate dachas, the human kindnesses and state-wide corruption. Yet as Nick fell for Masha, he found that he fell away from himself; he knew that she was dangerous, but life in Russia was addictive, and it was too easy to bury secrets - and corpses - in the winter snows...

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 16, 2013
Nick is a British lawyer that moves to Russia for some excitement. He finds it in sisters Masha and Katya. The three have a lot of fun together and Nick starts to think he's falling in love. He meets the girl's aunt and starts to help them draft contracts to move the aunt out to the country. Nick knows in the back of his mind something isn't right but he's having too much fun to ask any important questions.

You can tell that the author lived in Russia for a while, as there are some very interesting insights in to life there from a foreigner's perspective. I think this is what I enjoyed most about the book. The story itself moved a bit slowly at the beginning but you could feel the tension build in the middle and I wondered what was going to happen to Nick. At the end, it didn't feel to be anything major which was a bit of a let down.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Mailed today to Booksnbeer from the Winter swap. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by BooksnBeer at Annandale, Virginia USA on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Received this one last Thursday - just got the chance to log it in. Looks interesting!!

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