Land of the Living

by Nicci French | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by Chania of Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on 1/11/2007
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Chania from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Thursday, January 11, 2007
Very exciting as all Nicci French's books!

Journal Entry 2 by Chania from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Monday, May 14, 2007
Tämä kirja osui arvonnassa Annelikselle, postia siis tulossa! Rabck-price for Annelis!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Kiitos, kiitos! Kirja tuli jo! Hauskaa saada palkinto, vallankin luettava palkinto. Kohta sen luenkin.

From Publishers Weekly:
A horrifying premise catalyzes this fast-paced, suspenseful thriller: A woman wakes up in a darkened room, bound, disoriented, unable to recall the recent past. She is terrorized and abused by a strange man who taunts her with the names of other victims. But for Abbie Devereaux, a 25-year-old Londoner, the nightmare really begins after she escapes. Recovering in a local hospital, she must confront the fact that no one believes her story. Her doctors think it's all a fantasy, "a cry for help." Det. Insp. Jack Cross can't find a crime scene. And when Abbie's well enough to go home, she discovers that her life - her job designing office interiors; her boyfriend, Terry; the flat they shared - has been destroyed, but she hasn't a clue as to how or why. Has she had a breakdown? Is she still in danger from the kidnapper? The bulk of the novel is about Abbie's inventive efforts to reconstruct her life and discover what really happened to her. French (Killing Me Softly) does a good job of making this unlikely scenario believable. But the larger authorial challenge is making Abbie, an average and unambitious young woman who has clearly made some bad choices in her life, into someone resourceful enough to solve the mystery. The book is psychologically astute about terror - Abbie's panic and bewilderment throughout her ordeal are rendered with precision - but her more basic motivations don't always ring true. Still, it's a suspenseful and harrowing tale, occasionally dipping into the truly gruesome, with powerful narrative drive.

310 pages

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 07, 2009
This was almost too exciting for me. I felt the blood pressure rise while reading this. It is a recommendation, isn't it?
The story was a real nightmare!

Who wants to be the next reader?

This book has already been twice at the meeting in Helsinki and nobody took it yet. What shall I do?

Well, it succeeded at last - to get rid of the book! But there is it? It disappeared at the meeting in Helsinki. - No, I posted it.

This is my #49 in 2009 KEEP THEM MOVING CHALLENGE arranged by Guinaveve.

This is my #74 (100) in "REDUCE MOUNT TBR 2009" Challenge arranged by DovreiLibri.

Journal Entry 5 by wingpippiswing from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Friday, July 24, 2009
The book arrived today in the mail, thank you Annelis! I've only heard about Nicci French about a million times, but I've never read any of her work. This is bound to be interesting!

Journal Entry 6 by wingpippiswing from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, September 05, 2009
I am so sorry to say, but I almost gave up on the book already in the beginning. It seemed to take ages for the story to evolve, for anything to actually happen. After skipping a part and a bit of skimming, it got a lot better. Characters started to become interesting along with the storyline - except I was once again disappointed with the end. It seems like I need a reasoning, a real motive for things to be believable or at least be enjoyable. But luckily it's just my personal taste as others seem to like the book :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingpippiswing at RABCK, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (9/10/2009 UTC) at RABCK, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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The book will travel to the winner of September sweeptakes...

Journal Entry 8 by Nadezda from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, September 11, 2009
Thank you Pippis!

Journal Entry 9 by Nadezda from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 06, 2009
I was a bit doubtful at first, the story started so slowly and I was afraid that Abbie would be held captive for the whole books. Fortunately not. The story got gradually really exciting while Abbie tried to find out what had happened during the time she can't remember and was missing. The ending was a little dissapointing.

Journal Entry 10 by Nadezda at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (10/7/2009 UTC) at Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I'll send the book as Holiday Gift Giving RABCK to someone who has this on their wish list. Hope you enjoy the book like we previous readers have :)

Journal Entry 11 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Friday, October 23, 2009
Received today in the mail, can't wait to read it, thanks for sending it to me! Happy Holidays!!

Journal Entry 12 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Thursday, January 14, 2010
I found I really got into this book and could not put it down till the very end! I highly recommend it to others and it is now ready for a new reader.

Journal Entry 13 by wingbookstogivewing at = Book Box in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/16/2010 UTC) at = Book Box in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Released into blackadder75's All Girls Bookbox happy trails hope you find a new loving home!

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Journal Entry 14 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Saturday, February 20, 2010
Took out of blackadder75's All Girls Bookbox - thanks for including it!

Journal Entry 15 by dancing-dog at Cordova, Tennessee USA on Sunday, November 28, 2010
This is the first Nicci French book I have read - very compelling, quite a page turner with the suspense of when/if Abbie would find her kidnapper and have her memory return. The ending was a little flat but plausible and probably realistic. I would try more from this author - thanks for sharing this book!

Journal Entry 16 by dancing-dog at Bookbox - controlled release in Cordova, Tennessee USA on Saturday, February 19, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (2/19/2011 UTC) at Bookbox - controlled release in Cordova, Tennessee USA

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putting this into LoriPed's mystery bookbox - enjoy!

Journal Entry 17 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, April 24, 2011
Removed from Loriped's Mystery Bookbox

Journal Entry 18 by NMReader at Reston Regional Library in Reston, Virginia USA on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (4/18/2017 UTC) at Reston Regional Library in Reston, Virginia USA

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Donating to the Friends of the Library for their book sale

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