Recensie: Hex

32063288Auteur: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Titel: Hex
Genre: Horror, thriller, fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9789024573349
Aantal pagina’s: 343
Gelezen: Juli 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Het pittoreske dorpje Beek is in de greep van de zeventiende-eeuwse Wylerheks, die met haar dichtgenaaide mond en ogen de bewoners de stuipen op het lijf jaagt. Haar aanwezigheid is een lang bewaard geheim, maar wanneer een groep jongeren viral besluit te gaan, laat de heks de gemeenschap afglijden naar middeleeuwse praktijken…
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Recensie: The silent patient

The Silent PatientAuteur: Alex Michaelides
Titel: The silent patient
Genre: Thriller, mystery
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9781250301697
Aantal pagina’s: 323
Gelezen: Juni 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….  Lees verder

Serierecensie: You

Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail in You (2018)Creators: Greg Berlanti, Sera Gemble
Titel: You
Seizoen: 1 – 10 afleveringen
Genre: Crime, drama, romance
Jaar: 2018
Acteurs: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
Gebaseerd op het gelijknamig boek van Caroline Kepnes
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Samenvatting:
Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way.
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Recensie: One of us is lying

32571395Auteur: Karen M. McManus
Titel: One of us is lying
Genre: YA, contemporary, thriller, whodunnit
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781524714680
Aantal pagina’s: 361
Gelezen: Juli 2018
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Omslagtekst:
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.”

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Review: Possessed

16035935  Auteur: Kate Cann
Titel: Possessed
Genre: YA, Paranormal, horror, mystery
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2008
ISBN: 9781407135465
Aantal bladzijden: 331
Gelezen: Juni 2016
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Omslagtekst:
Rayne can’t wait to start her summer job at a remote country mansion, far from the crowded, noisy London she so desperately wants to escape. But the retreat soon turns into a nightmare — the mansion is creepy, the legends of ghosts keep Rayne up at night, and she doesn’t feel safe anywhere.

Can Rayne figure out why she’s so freaked — before she becomes a ghost story herself?
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Review: All the birds singing

18142324  Auteur: Evie Wyld
Titel: All the birds, singing
Genre: Fictie, mystery
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
Uitgeverij: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307907769
Aantal pagina’s: 240
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Omslagtekst: 
Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wanted it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off one of the sheep and sets off a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. But there is also Jake’s past—hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back—a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption.

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Review: Under the dome

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Auteur: Stephen King
Titel: Gevangen (Under the dome)
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2009
ISBN: 9789024531257
Aantal bladzijden: 976
Gelezen: 2 – 20 januari
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Achterkanttekst:
Van het ene op het andere moment wordt de gemeente Chester’s Mill volledig van de buitenwereld afgesneden door een mysterieuze energiekoepel. Iedereen die op dat moment binnen was zit gevangen, iedereen die buiten was kan er niet meer in. Wie of wat in de weg zat, stond of lag wordt met chirurgische precisie doormidden gesneden.

Zodra de machtigste en meest corrupte man in de stad beseft dat niemand hem nog kan tegenhouden, vormt hij een microtirannie waarbij Gestapopraktijken verbleken. Degenen die daartegen in verzet komen, proberen uit alle macht de koepel open te krijgen, en de strijd wordt des te prangender als duidelijk wordt dat de lucht in de koepel langzaam maar zeker op raakt.
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