Stuck with each other for thirteen long hours after the elevator breaks down, Thirteen Hours by Meghan O'Brien Free PDF d0wnl0ad, audio books, books to. Can you fall in love in thirteen hours? It's her Release Date May 1, ISBN- 13 SKU e: File Formats epub, mobi, pdf. Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer (Hodder and Stoughton) Translated from the Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers. 23 May Billed as 'the one-man crime wave'.
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Meyer has a knack for fiery characters that vault from the pages while they crackle and burn. The story is set over 13 hours as Griessel oversees two cases. I was intrigued by what he said and by the setting of his novels in Cape Town, one of the relatively few places in the world I have personally visited. He's close to losing his cool over the results of affirmative action--not black enough, not white enough, feeling the statistical stab of "eight percent coloured. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thirteen Hours is Cape Town today, with all its exquisite beauty, tribal conflicts, loyalties and corruptions.
It is THAT good. It starts at a breakneck pace and does not let up for a second. This is not the kind of book you read for gentle bed-time relaxation, this is the kind of book you read on a long-haul flight where you have around 12 hours of uninterrupted reading time.
Or when you have a rainy day with nothing else to do. Do not read this book if you have a weak heart, or are prone to anxiety. My only criticism and it is really a very small one is that the reveal at the end: And some of the more minor characters do not get the attention at the end that they deserve. For instance, Mbali Kaleni is a triumph of a character - after I had read the book I felt as if I wanted to contact her personally and thank her for a job well done.
She almost deserves a book of her own. And that is Meyer's brilliance - his characters are sketched with genius, from the main to the minor, they come across as complex, many-faceted people. And the fact that Meyer uses South Africans from every racial and demographic group as his characters gives the reader insight into this complicated country and the people that make it work. I cannot praise this book enough. It is a must-read for every South African.
And if you are not South African, it makes you want to become one! Hardcover Verified Purchase. This book is so good, it's hard to review. How can I possibly convey the intense build-up of suspense? My husband got so overwrought reading it that he kept yelling out at tense moments. When I finally got hold of the book, I read it non-stop to the wild end. A mogul in the Afrikaans music industry has been shot dead. An American girl on an adventure tour has had her throat slit.
And her killers are after another American girl, a friend on the tour with her. Media and political interest in these cases is high. Benny, whom we know from other Deon Meyer novels, is under terrific pressure to resolve these cases and find the missing American girl.
Meanwhile he's struggling to stay sober and win back his wife. And Benny is only in charge of these cases as an advisor. Most of the veteran Afrikaans cops have been reassigned. The new black and colored detectives are keen but green.
It's Benny's job to help them learn and make sure they solve their cases. Benny and the reader get deeply interested in these young recruits: Mbali, the fat, bossy Zulu woman cop with a sharp tongue and an even sharper intellect; Vusi, the soft-spoken Xhosa cop whose main problem is being too polite; and Dekker, the colored cop who's too attractive to women for his own good. The racial politics in SAPS are fascinating. The interrogations of suspects are riveting.
The final confrontation between Benny and the criminals is a threat to one's blood pressure. Even though it has characters from other books, the plot is so strong, it can be read as a stand-alone. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.
I read three of Deon Meyer's books a while ago but lost interest after the third per boring interactions with the characters. Hunting for a good mysteries, absent all the "formula writing stuff " of too many writers today, is becoming more challenging. I decided to check out Meyer's current books; bought two: Devil's Peak is better but that story content will be eroded if this one is read first.
Meyer wrote both books by constantly changing from one set of circumstances with different players to next; you assume they all merge at some point. I'm not a fan of that approach and found in this book the story line difficult to track at times because of that. Also, like several other reviewers, I found this book to drag in several places; so, I; too, skipped paragraphs and felt I missed nothing.
I found it was educational and, positively, different. Per the situation of the main character Benny Griessel , this book builds off of events in Devil's Peak and references key events in that book; that's fine here.
However per the above, it definitely detracts from some of the suspense in Devil's Peak if read out of order as I did. Per my rating: Meyer developed a decent storyline hence the three rating and not a lower one per the above and it was "different". Still, there was too much in the "same song, fifth verse" sense of things. And, some scenarios were totally unrealistic. For example, a young woman tourist who is a target for ruthless killers and the police trying to save her constantly evades all of them in a place she doesn't know when she was only on foot and in thin running clothes, needs water and food, most often only by hiding in different sets of bushes each time..
Devil's Peak was FAR better..
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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. These belong to an incredibly hot woman, who is standing in front of her, stripping to music. Laurel Stanley performs strip-o-grams to pay her way through school. She has never encountered a more ungrateful recipient than Dana.
The uptight project manager makes it clear that she is furious to be distracted from her work by the "gift" a colleague sent and equally appalled by Laurel's occupation. After Dana is rude and insulting, and insists on escorting Laurel from the building, the two women take an elevator ride that changes everything. Stuck with each other for thirteen long hours after the elevator breaks down, they discover how wrong first impressions can be and how right two strangers can feel together.
Can everything change in less than a day?
Dana and Laurel set out to discover if their passionate elevator encounter can mean more in this fast-paced, erotic story of lust, loneliness, fantasy, and desire. Bold Strokes Books, Inc. Publication Date: As a recent transplant, she's enjoying the moderate weather and gorgeous scenery of the Bay Area. Meghan lives with her partner Angie, their tw We want your feedback!