Tag Archives: Netherlands

“Double Deceit” by Julienne Brouwers – Book Review

The premise is intriguing. Jennifer Smits and her husband Oliver have gone away for the weekend for a break in attempts to heal the rifts in their marriage. However, Oliver goes for a walk after a row, and then is … Continue reading

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“The secret diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1⁄4 Years Old” by Hendrik Groen – Book Review

The novel opens with: “Another year, and I still don’t like old people. Their walker shuffle, their unreasonable impatience, their endless complaints, their tea and cookies, their bellyaching.  Me? I am eighty-three years old.” Considering that the basis of this … Continue reading

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“Lonely graves” by Britta Bolt – Book Review

To die alone.  No one to care if you’re gone – or not – is a dismal prospect.  Sadly though, many do pass away unnoticed.  This is what Pieter Posthumus (of Amsterdam’s Department of Emergencies and Internment) job description is … Continue reading

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