The Cemetery of Secrets

by David Hewson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0330508768 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBookworm-ladywing of Madrid, Madrid Spain on 3/29/2019
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingBookworm-ladywing from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, March 29, 2019
"The Cemetery of Secrets is an atmospheric mystery by the bestselling author of The Killing, David Hewson.
In the ancient burial ground of San Michele on an island off Venice, a young woman’s casket is prised open, an object wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary story begins.
Young academic Daniel Forster arrives in Venice working for the summer in the library of a private collector. When his employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, he ignites a chain of violence, deception, intrigue and murder. Daniel is drawn into the police investigation surrounding a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo and a lost musical masterpiece dating back to 1733.

Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal and danger collide transporting the reader from the intrigue of Vivaldi’s Venice to the gritty world of a modern detective. From the genius of prodigy to the greed of a killer, The Cemetery of Secrets builds to a shattering crescendo – and one last, breathtaking surprise.

Previously titled Lucifer's Shadow."


Journal Entry 2 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, April 05, 2019
Now a 13th Anniversary Bookray; the participants are:

1) mcsar (Canada)
2) Vaga-bonde (U.S.A. / France by the end of June)
3) Florence71 (France)
4) Kiki66 (Germany)(The book is here!)
5) LilyKlip (Germany)

Then back to me, and...
6) reapindasoulz (U.S.A., if still interested?)

There is very little activity by No. 6, so the book will probably stay in Germany.
Thanks to all of you; as usual, I am very relaxed about the time you can keep the book, always remembering that there are readers after you... :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, May 27, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (5/27/2019 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent today to mcsar, who is first in this bookray.
Thanks for helping me celebrate... and enjoy! :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, June 22, 2019
Thank you for the book. I am very happy to be part of your celebration. The description of the book already draws me in. I will try to start reading soon and get the book moving again.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, July 12, 2019
So happy to be part of your celebratory bookray. This is the first time I am reading David Hewson and it will not be the last. I hope his other books are as good. I was hooked by the introduction, and then the book slowed down a bit, but as the story developed, it became hard to put down. I enjoyed the book a lot and loved both the past and present story lines and how everything ties together. I was transported into this world of secrets.

Journal Entry 6 by wingmcsarwing at Next Reader, Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 13, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (7/13/2019 UTC) at Next Reader, Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Starting its journey to the next reader. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by wingvaga-bondewing at Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Saturday, July 27, 2019
Thanks mcsar for sending along this book all the way from Canada. It arrived this morning with a cute little card and is next in line as soon as I finish my current read.

Journal Entry 8 by wingvaga-bondewing at Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (8/7/2019 UTC) at Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon France

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I wasn't crazy about this novel. I thought it took way too long to get really started, and found the quasi-metronomical going back and forth between the present and past stories boring after a while. Nice twist at the end though, which I hadn't seen coming.

I posted the book to Florence71 this morning.

Journal Entry 9 by Florence71 at Fontenay-sous-Bois, Ile-de-France France on Friday, August 09, 2019
Well received today thanks Vaga-bonde ! It will be one of my readings during my holidays.
9th september : I tried to read it during my holidays but I can't enter in this story, sorry !

Journal Entry 10 by Florence71 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (10/2/2019 UTC) at Gauting, Bayern Germany

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Happy reading Kiki66 ! Hope you'll enjoy little french madeleines I join to the parcel.

Journal Entry 11 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Saturday, October 05, 2019
Florence, you're the best!
Just when we started to show heavy withdrawal signs (our holiday in France has already been weeks ago ) you send us a little bit of this country to enjoy :-)
Merci !!

Ah yes, and the book has arrived, too :-)
We will see whether it is my cup of tea ( with a nice little Madeleine...mmmh)

Edit to say that I am also having a bit of a hard time with this book. I am also at the moment a bit stressed out (being a musician around Christmas is NOT an easy thing!!) so I tend to read lighter fiction. I hope it is ok to keep the book for a while - I still would like to read it - but it might take a few more weeks...

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