Book choice for June 2018

The Mind's Eye [suggested by Naomi Montague]

The Mind's Eye

Janek Mitter stumbles into his bathroom one morning after a night of heavy drinking, to find his beautiful young wife, Eva, floating dead in the bath. She has been brutally murdered. Yet even during his trial Mitter cannot summon a single memory of attacking Eva, nor a clue as to who could have killed her if he had not. Only once he has been convicted and locked away in an asylum for the criminally insane does he have a snatch of insight -- but is it too late?

Drawing a blank after exhaustive interviews, Chief Inspector Van Veeteren remains convinced that something, or someone, in the dead woman's life has caused these tragic events. But the reasons for her speedy remarriage have died with her. And as he delves even deeper, Van Veeteren realizes that the past never stops haunting the present...

The Mind's Eye by HÃ¥kan Nesser is the first novel in the stunning Van Veeteren series, which currently comprises ten novels. [product description from Amazon]

Both the book and the series have their own Wikipedia page.

Author's Wikipedia page.
Author's website.

 

Shortlisted for this month

The book selector for the month can choose up to three books for nomination. This month Naomi's other selections were:

A True Story Based on Lies

A True Story Based on Lies

A True Story Based on Lies is a remarkable and original novel that addresses the universal issues of class discrimination, male oppression and female servitude through dual narratives ofspellbinding power.

Set in contemporary Mexico, the book charts the consequences of a sexual relationship between Leonora, a servant in the wealthy O'Connor home, and her master. When a child, Aura Olivia, is born from this union she is brought up as the daughter of the house. As the novel unfolds, the 'true' story gradually emerges. [product description from Amazon]

Author's Wikipedia page
Author's website.

 

White Teeth

White Teeth

Zadie Smith's "White Teeth" was first nominated for selection back in June 2009. Follow that link for details.

 

 

 

 

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