Bild på författaren.

Katia Lief

Författare till Five Days in Summer

17+ verk 981 medlemmar 40 recensioner 2 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Inkluderar namnen: Kate Pepper, Lief, Katia, Katia Spiegelman Lief

Inkluderar även: Karen Ellis (2)


Verk av Katia Lief

Five Days in Summer (2004) 162 exemplar
A Map of the Dark (2018) 123 exemplar
Seven Minutes to Noon (2005) 123 exemplar
You Are Next (2010) 113 exemplar
One Cold Night (2006) 110 exemplar
Here She Lies (2007) 107 exemplar
Next Time You See Me (2010) 68 exemplar
The Money Kill (2013) 33 exemplar
Nur 15 Sekunden (1764) 30 exemplar
Last Night (The Searchers) (2019) 27 exemplar
Einladung zum Sterben (2011) 23 exemplar
Love, Sex & the Wrong Bride (2005) 5 exemplar
Soul Catcher (2011) 3 exemplar

Associerade verk

Tödliche Gaben: Die spannendsten Weihnachtskrimis (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar
Tatort Tannenbaum: Kommissare feiern Weihnachten (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
Desperate Acts (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar


Allmänna fakta



I gave this two stars only because while the plot itself was good; the main character was too wishy washy and totally weak. Also, there was way too much breast milk, breast pumping, milk dropping, my baby is missing omg my life is over, and did I mention the breast milk dropping? Seriously, I just skimmed over much of the final1/4 because I just wanted to find out whodunnit. Lief's next book better not have ANY babies or new moms in it.
kwskultety | 3 andra recensioner | Jul 4, 2023 |
A good read, but a little predictable. The characters are okay, but there is little development. A little heavy on "oh, so unexpected story twists". Maybe I'll try another book by this author someday.
Ellemir | 3 andra recensioner | May 25, 2022 |
Ach! Present tense narrative. Just don’t like it, sorry. For me, personally, it’s awkward and a bit distracting. However, that’s just me, and I’m probably in the minority with this aversion. My rating is in no way influenced by that. But, if anyone else shares my dislike…this is a heads-up!

More importantly, this was a very sophisticated thriller. The writing is excellent: insightful and intelligent and intense. It’s a story packed with mystery and suspense.

FBI agent Elsa Myers searches for missing people: a distressing task when the victims are young teenagers. And when they’re found, they are sometimes corpses. So when young Ruby goes missing, Elsa is determined to find her before she ends up like the latter. But she has to juggle her job at the same time as dealing with her terminally ill father. The father who, ambiguously, failed her in her childhood, but at the same time shares her devastating secret.

The story rolls along at a good pace; it’s compelling and well written: no unnecessary padding, but at the same time no detail is overlooked.

Without doubt, an author to look out for.
… (mer)
Librogirl | 12 andra recensioner | Mar 13, 2022 |
Valedictorian of his high school class, Titus "Crisp" Crespo has a bright future. He's heading to Princeton in the fall and looks forward to college life. A series of bad decisions on one fateful day lead Crisp down a path he never expected to follow, where he will face a father he's never known and decisions he wanted to avoid ever facing. When Crisp's mother reports him missing, Detective Lex Cole has to unravel the events of Crisp's day to locate the youth, and his companion, Glynnie, after their disappearance.

This is a story that hits many of the big social concerns: racism. inequality, targeting of minorities by police, injustice, addiction, abuse, murder, etc. One bad decision leads into more like the domino effect for Crisp. One bad day might completely derail his life.

Last Night is the second book in The Searchers series. In the first book, Detective Lex Cole was mostly in a support position for FBI Agent Elsa Myers. This time, Lex is in the forefront with his partner, Saki Finley. Lex has a lot going on in his personal life, as he worries over his boyfriend possibly seeing someone else. He pushes those feelings to the side and hits this case hard, searching for two teenagers who are making some very poor, and possibly life-threatening, decisions. Elsa shows up a couple times in passing during the story, but she really doesn't figure into the plot in this second book. In fact, this second book really could be read as a standalone story. It isn't necessary to have read A Map of the Dark first to enjoy this story. While I was happy to see Lex become a more developed character and to see what a great detective he is, this story didn't grab my attention quite as quickly as the first book in the series. This story develops a little more slowly, and focuses more on social justice than detective work. It caught me a bit by surprise. I was expecting more of the same vibe from the first book. The difference in pace and style surprised me a bit....but once I got into the plot and realized this was going to be totally different than A Map of the Dark, I got sucked into the story.

I'm very interested to see where this series goes from here. I will definitely read more! Very curious to see who the main character will be in the next book. Will the series jump around, switching up each time? Or will it settle into focusing on Lex....Elsa....someone else? Each story so far has been well-written with complex and flawed characters. It makes for an interesting read....a different experience than other crime novels with more formula main characters.

Karen Ellis is a pen name for Author Katia Lief. The Searchers is my first experience with her writing. I've added her Karin Schaffer series to my TBR list.

**I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Mulholland Books via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
… (mer)
JuliW | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2020 |


Du skulle kanske också gilla


Även av
½ 3.4

Tabeller & diagram