Wer ihre Geschichten liest, merkt, dass besonders Psychologie und gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen sie faszinieren. Vielen Dank an bloggdeinbuch. Bisher habe ich von Erica Spindler noch kein Buch gelesen, aber es stehen bereits 2 andere von ihr im Regal. Daher war ich gespannt auf dieses Buch.
In zu richten die Lebenden geht es um Mira Gallier. Ihre geliebte Werkstatt und ihren Ehemann. In einer Kirche wird ein Priester ermordet. Die Buntglasfenster sind mit einem Bibelspruch beschmiert. Daher nimmt sie Kontakt zu Spencer Malone auf. Am folgenden Tag als Mira mit ihrer Mitarbeiterin und Freundin sowie deren Freund abends unterwegs ist, trifft sie auf einen Obdachlosen dem sie etwas Geld gibt.
Es ist der Anfang einer Mordserie die alle in Verbindung zu Mira stehen. Mehr sag ich an dieser Stelle nicht mehr zum Inhalt. Die Charaktere sind gut ausgearbeitet. Das Cover ist passend zum Buch gestaltet. Man sieht hier ein gebrochenes Glas, und gleichzeitig eine Bibelfigur. Die Blutstropfen weisen auch schon auf einen Thriller hin.
Ich fand das Cover ansprechend. A career she loved. A bright future in her favorite city. Then Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and Mira lost everything—even her husband, swept away by floodwaters, never to be seen again… Years later, Mira has finally healed and is ready to start over. But her fate is once ag Blurb But her fate is once again altered by forces beyond her control.
Instead of a killer storm, she faces a psychopath determined to shatter her life once more. First, church windows that she restored are vandalized—with haunting religious scripture—and a priest is found dead at the scene. As Mira begins to unravel under pressure from all sides, she has no one left to trust. My wife must have read this 2 or 3 months ago, and to be truthful I have been trying to avoid it. Anyway this was fairly good and to give the author some praise she steadily cranked up the tension throughout the book.
I continued to enjoy it, and even got up an hour earlier than usual - 5am not 6am, to finish the last odd pages. When the protagonist had been revealed maybe 45 pages from the end, the book did slightly lose its hold on me Not many authors get rich from me reading them! Watch Me Die is a well written fast-paced and suspenseful thriller. It is set in post Katrina New Orleans surrounding Mira Gallier, an artist who restores stained glass windows. A murder is committed at the site of one of her restored windows and the window is vandalized with the message: Mira's becomes the prime suspect in the string of murders that follow.
The murders have a religious twist to them and scripture is referenced many times. It's ac Watch Me Die is a well written fast-paced and suspenseful thriller. Mira sets out to find the truth while the world around her spirals out of control. Shocking secrets are revealed that left my chin on the floor and another very unlikely suspect emerges that jolts the detectives working the case.
Lots of twists and turns The narrator, Christina Delaine, perfectly captures the southern accent without going over the top by making it sappy and unreal. Delaine captures the vulnerability of Mira perfectly, as well as, the weakness of handyman Chris and the immaturity of Mira's assistant Denny.
She also captures the pain of Conner who loves Mira and fears her rejection. Of course the voices of the police both male and female are deeper and stronger. Delaine picks up all the terrifying emotion in the final scenes while maintaining the characters distinct voices. It kept me riveted May 30, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: The latest from Erica Spindler is a must read for this summer Mira Gallier, a widow who restores colored glass windows, is living a hard life. During Hurricane Katrina, her husband Jeff is presumed dead from the hurricane, and her in-laws are out for blood.
But someone else is after her, targeting people near her, leaving cryptic Biblical messages on the scene, and perhaps making her crazy. One by one, someone's killing people who has a connection to her. And before she knew, things unravel at the scene, as the deaths pile up. Malone's suspicious of his new partner's behavior, and Mira doesn't know who to trust anymore. When it dawns to her, it's too late, before the killer is close to her, someone she knows, after all thsis time. Jun 01, Darcia Helle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Erica Spindler has long been one of my favorite authors and she reminds me why with her newest release.
Set in New Orleans, Spindler captures both the destruction and the spirit of the location. The characters are well-developed and made me care what happened to them. As the plot builds, so does the suspense. And just when you think you know something, a twist takes you in a whole new direction. Some of the characters in this one carry on from earlier novels.
But this is easily read as a stand-a Erica Spindler has long been one of my favorite authors and she reminds me why with her newest release. But this is easily read as a stand-alone. Oct 03, Shandel rated it really liked it. I thought this was a great read. I enjoyed the combination of historical information regarding New Orleans and its culture, with the depth of characters and tangly webs embedded in various story lines which did not overpower one another.
A little bit of steamy romance, scandal, and crime all in one! This was my first Erica Spindler book but I am totally planning for more. Jun 27, Stacy Green rated it really liked it Shelves: I started this book yesterday and finished it last night!
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Spindler's writing has a nice flow and is easy to follow, and she does a great job making you invest in her characters. The mystery in this one demanded to be solved, and I couldn't go to bed until I finished. Would definitely rec to mystery and suspense lovers. Feb 11, Anthony rated it really liked it. A tale of recovery and ghosts and memories after Hurricane Katrina. Speaking from personal experience with the loss of a loved one, it is often hard to let go of the past and move on with the future. Being hunted down and terrorized at the same time is unimaginable. This was a good read that kept suspicion moving from one character to the next.
Aug 02, lawgurl rated it really liked it.
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This author is new to me however the synopsis intrigued me, the book turned out to be very interesting the characters story lines were written well. You think the book is all about a wife losing her husband but it's way more than than that, murder, mystery and love I really have forgotten how much I love Erica Spindler's books. Especially some of her characters. I can't wait for her next book to come out in February. Aug 20, Melissa DeLong added it. It was amazing, I zoomed through it and couldn't stop reading.
Jun 18, Karen Bullock rated it it was amazing Shelves: Love my Erica Spindler!!! Jun 09, Marianne rated it really liked it. Nov 04, Tgordon rated it liked it. It was Louisiana awful!!! However the narrator was too fake and whinny so there you have it! So about content- very interesting but not joined together very well. I will say I did not see the bAd guy or girls until the end however I think there was simply too much going on in different directions. Worth my time but not a great read. Dec 17, Tracy rated it really liked it Shelves: The levees that held at bay the water surrounding The Crescent City could only withstand her onslaught for so long before giving way and spewing forth its deadly flood waters.
What started as a natural disaster ended up a national catastrophe of biblical proportion. It left ragged scars across the landscape of the south and soul-deep wounds in the heart A Twisted, Taunting Thriller Six years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and raged over New Orleans like a furiously spurned lover. It left ragged scars across the landscape of the south and soul-deep wounds in the hearts and minds of all it touched.
Some of those wounds have stayed fresh; sharp shards of grief, loss, and guilt persistent in their inexorable ravaging. Mira Gallier's wounds led her down a path of misery and self-destruction after flood waters swept her husband away. In the six years since, the loss of her idyllic life and the love that lit it are still a solid wall of grief in her heart. Progress has been slow and heavily-laden with therapy, but it's really her work that has kept her sane. Restoring stained glass is what she does, and her cause was newsworthy after Katrina had her way with the historic city.
It gives her purpose still, though she's not quite quit of her demons. Then a priest is killed, a good man who had become a friend to Mira during the restoration of his church's stained glass windows. Windows which were defaced during the crime. A street preacher who had allegedly accosted Mira in her shop is victim two. By the third victim, the pattern is clear and Mira is at its center. What the police don't know, what Mira herself starts to question, is whether she is the cause of the vicious crimes spreading like a bloody stain across the city There is a fine line between making a reader feel excluded if they haven't read previous books and drawing them in but letting them know these characters, this world, have existed for a while.
Being able to tread that line and stay on the inclusive side of it often sets writers and their series apart for me. Spindler did a good job of it here. It's also one of the better suspense novels I've read lately that contain a strong thread of police procedural winding through it. Too often those threads can seem dry or clinical, but the vividness of Malone, his cop family, their various partners, significant others, and bosses as characters kept that aspect of the story fresh and intriguing.
In fact, the secondary characters in the book were some of the brightest stars, so instead of becoming a bit boring, or slowing the narrative flow, the police procedural threads added layers of complexity and suspense in their own right.
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I thoroughly enjoyed that. I have to admit, I wasn't crazy about Mira as a character. I fancy protagonists with flaws and damage, but tend to get annoyed by those who let their flaws and damage make them weak, and I think Mira tread too close to that line throughout the book, and more than once flagrantly crossed it. Too, I wasn't thrilled with the resolution of an ancillary story line featuring Malone's new partner, Bayle.
For similar reasons, actually, and to be more specific would force me to include spoilers I'm loathe to include. Suffice it to say, six years is a long time. I wish Connor had more of a presence in the book and the thread between him and Mira had been beefed up a bit - but I freely admit that's for purely selfish reasons.
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The main suspense plotline was hearty and nicely fleshed out, with enough twists and turns to hold my interest and cast suspicion over a wide range of motives and suspects. There was even a twist or two that caught me a little by surprise. The identity of the perpetrator wasn't one of them, but that's okay. Whether or not I'm able to suss out the whodunit prior to the Big Reveal is not the basis for my appreciation of thrillers. How the reveal happens and how all the pieces fit together is a far better indicator.
In that regard, what comes most to mind about Watch Me Die is that it is It has some great points, but the characters didn't all work for me and the ending wasn't all that much of a surprise. Overall though, it provided a nice few hours of reading enjoyment and, not to be left unsaid, it served as a necessary reminder of the indomitable spirit of a city and its inhabitants after a tragedy that took so many lives and robbed so many of their homes, their jobs, their loved ones, and their humanity. This rating, review, and all included thoughts and comments are my own.
Was a quick read, really enjoyed it. Only thing I'm questioning is who Dani actually saw with Mira's doctor in the car But apart from that was a great read. Jul 03, Louise rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mira Gallier is a stained glass artist making beautiful stained glass windows and panels. She knows how to mix colours well and produces the most brilliant or serene coloured pieces depending on what her client requests.
One of her most beautiful pieces of work was the twelve glass panels that measured twelve feet by five feet that depicted a scene from the life of Christ on each panel. These were installed at Sisters of Mercy Catholic church. Father Girod was near seventy-years-old and had been the long-time Priest of Sisters of Mercy Catholic church but sadly, he was found lying dead, his head bashed in, at the front of the church.
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Who would have done such a thing? Along with a dead Priest, the police found the twelve stained glass panels desecrated with graffiti. Mira was almost sick when she heard the news about Father Girod and the damaged panels. As soon as the crime scene was reopened, Mira and her assistants, Deni and Chris, were allowed in to clean the panels. It was a gruelling task but a successful one after thirty-six hours of hard work. After finishing up at the church, Mira and her assistants decided to stop at their favourite watering hole, The Corner Bar, for one drink before heading home for the night.
Mira felt sorry for him and gave him twenty dollars. The man began reciting bible verses telling statements at Mira: The following day Mira was in her studio getting ready to work on some stained glass pieces for a client when she heard someone moving through the retail area. Of course, she immediately thought it was her assistant Deni and called out to her.
The love of a good man. And finally, after years of pain at the loss of her husband to Hurricane Katrina, peace and emotional stability. But a new nightmare begins when a strange man called "The Preacher' attacks her, and a terrifying chain of events is set in motion: As Mira's windows are targeted one-by-one, her personal life begins to shatter as well.
She catches a glimpse of her dead husband in a crowd, then he's gone. She hears his voice on the phone, telling her something only he could know.