Losing You

by Nicci French | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780141029849 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingTyrnimarjawing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 10/6/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTyrnimarjawing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, October 06, 2007
Now I will stop buying Nicci French´s books!
This "Losing you" was author´s second I didn´t much like. It was supposed to be a thriller but the thriller part began from page 258...

I am not a mother myself and maybe that is why I couldn´t understand the main character´s behaviour but found it irritating.

Goodbye Nicci French!





Released 13 yrs ago (10/30/2007 UTC) at -- Kampin terminaalin kierrätyshylly in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Journal Entry 3 by TJ2 from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I left one of my books to the "kierrätyshylly" and I took this one with me. What a pity that we weren't there at the same time Tyrnimarja, it seems as I've been there right after you! I could have handed my book to you....

I'll read this book and then release it.

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I liked this book! It's one of those books which you have to read straight trough as fast as possible to know what will happen in the end. It doesn't give many clues until the last pages...

Released 13 yrs ago (1/21/2008 UTC) at -- Kampin terminaalin kierrätyshylly in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I will leave this book to the same place where I found it....

Journal Entry 5 by Annelis from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, January 21, 2008
And now I found it! I have been thinking about reading a book by Nicci French and I'll try this one even if Tyrnimarja did not like it.

Journal Entry 6 by Annelis from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, February 05, 2010
Somebody is waiting for this book, so I took it out of my Mount TBR and started reading. This is my second book by Nicci French. I found out on the Internet that Nicci French is not a she as I thought but she and he writing together. They are not the first couple writing books.

This book tells about the time just before Christmas and the weather was cold. It was not so cold as we have here now, about minus 20 C, but cold enough. And it makes you feel also cold inside if you think about losing your daughter.

Losing you is a very thrilling book. I would not recommend it for travel reading if you must get out of the train or bus before the end station. If you are reading this book you are likely to miss your bus stop. It is not good for reading in bed either if you must go to work the next morning, I made that mistake and well after midnight I but the book down against my will and I was tired at my work the next day, I fell asleep at my computer. Luckily I did not fell off my chair, though.

Often the day before a journey to a far away place is a real nightmare and you don't relax until the journey finally begins. But if a family member is missing and stays that way while you are packing you'll nearly get insane from worry. You hear the time ticking away and you don't know if you are ever able to catch the plane...

I often slept very little during the night before an early start to the airport. There were one and a thousand things to be taken care of before going away. And then I was tired during the first two days of travel. Luckily I got wiser as well as older and now I know I must pack so early that I need not stay up the last night before any journey.

Reading this book makes you wonder how many things can happen during a single day. How many people Nina can meet and how many things and objects and situations she can and must handle. And new clues are appearing all the time. Most of them are misleading, so Nina (or you) don't know which is really a clue and which is not. The reader starts to suspect every single man in the neighbourhood who comes near Nina. Not the women though. It is not usually a woman in the neighbourhood who makes a daughter disappear. Women may do many bad things but they don't usually murder teenagers in the neighbourhood. Well, we don't know if Charlie is murdered or not. But we are afraid of it.

The police suspects that Charlie has simply run away. Nina knows however that it can't be true.
Nina starts to look for her daughter. She can't wait for a couple of days as the police suggests. They have more urgent things to do. When Nina finds another missing daughter, the police gets more interested and tells Nina stay away at home waiting for them to act. But Nina is not one who can wait at home. The police is not at all happy about that.

The missing daughter who was so close to Nina seems to have a lot of secrets which are revealed one by one. It is only natural that teenagers have secrets which they hide from their parents. They must learn to be independent and to get along on their own. .

I was sorry for Jackson, the young brother of Charlie. He was thrown from place to place and he had to wait here end there not knowing how long that would be. And he was afraid for the destiny of his sister Charlie and for not being able to leave for Florida on the holiday they had so anxiously expected. The holiday in Florida was meant to be something special for the four of them.

The happenings at the seaside near the end of the book were almost too much for me. I am still freezing if I think about them. Hrrr!

This is my #25 (100) in "REDUCE MOUNT TBR 2010" Challenge arranged by DoveiLibri.

Journal Entry 7 by Annelis at Sokos in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (1/11/2011 UTC) at Sokos in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I left the on a table in the coffee bar on the 5th floor.
Happy reading!

This is my # 6 in
"KEEP THEM MOVING 2011" Challenge arranged by Booklady331.

Journal Entry 8 by Merenque at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, March 14, 2011
I found this book from Sanomatalo. French is not my favorite writer, but let's see is this story good enough.

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