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Quiver av Holly Luhning
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Quiver (utgåvan 2011)

av Holly Luhning

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Quiver tells the story of Danica, a forensic psychologist who works at a former insane asylum-turned-forensic hospital. One of Danica's mental patients is Malcolm Foster, who is imprisoned for murdering a fourteen-year-old girl. Foster is a menacing but fascinating patient and Danica begins to suspect that Foster may have been the head of a gothic cabal idolizing Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who in 16th century Hungary tortured and killed servant girls to bathe in their blood. Her peers dismiss her discoveries, while disturbing incidents begin following her home from work. Soon after her arrival in London, Danica receives a mysterious note from Maria, a seductive archivist with whom Danica has had an intriguing and complicated past. Maria claims she has Bathory's diaries that chronicle her relentless torture of young women. As Maria increasingly insinuates herself into Danica s life, soon Danica is in too deep to notice that Maria s motivations are far from selfless; in fact, they may just cost Danica her life.… (mer)
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Knowing little to nothing about Elizabeth Bathory, I enjoyed "Quiver." Though the end lacked a twist - I figured out the big twist before it happened - I wanted to finish the book and see what happened with the characters. Need a quick read that isn't trashy? Pick up "Quiver." ( )
  bookishtexpat | May 21, 2020 |
3.5 Stars

This modern-day novel follows a young clinical psychologist, Danica Winston, who is on a fellowship in the UK at an institution that houses a notorious killer, one who was inspired by Hungarian "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Bathory. I liked this book overall, finding the writing good and the plot engaging. Some of the information presented, however, was more than a little disturbing, and the main character made a lot of very bad decisions that made it difficult to like her. ( )
  Melissa_J | Jan 16, 2016 |
2.5 stars. I had this on my Kindle for about a year & have decided in 2013 to get some of the lingerers read & done. The best thing I can say is that my task was completed & I finished reading this book. It was well written but a true slog.

Dani annoyed me for much of the story because I was able to see that Maria was a serious problem & not a very nice person but Dani was pulled in & dismissed just about everything because she believed Maria's story about Bathory's diary. It just reached a point with the chaos ensuing that I no longer cared about Dani & her obsession. Foster was quite interesting but even that bit of the story unravelled for me. The excerpts of the diary were fairly harrowing but they didn't really anchor anything else going on with the story to feel to me as anything but a macabre sideshow. I lost the will to gawk long before Dani so it was a bit wasted on me. The epic finale/showdown fell a bit flat because of course that was going to be the outcome & the reader figured it out hundreds of pages earlier. That said, Dani does have growth as a character by story's end, so that's better than nothing. ( )
  anissaannalise | Jan 1, 2014 |
I will defer on the summary of the book to the previous reviewer as she gives a good assessment of the plot. I also started the book with high expectations although I had never heard of the mass murderer, Elizabeth Bathory but I also had some problems with the book. The first 80 pages I was really into it and looking forward to the rest. But then things break down for me. I have never read a main character with as little spine as the psychologist Danica. Everything her friend Maria tells her she believes and virtually everything Maria tells her to do - she does. Secondly, almost every character in the book knows about and is captivated by this obscure countess who died hundreds of years ago. - really hard to believe. Lastly, she telegraphs the ending like a slow fastball over the heart of the plate with about 150 pages to go. Readable but it sputters to its end. ( )
  muddyboy | Oct 11, 2012 |
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Quiver tells the story of Danica, a forensic psychologist who works at a former insane asylum-turned-forensic hospital. One of Danica's mental patients is Malcolm Foster, who is imprisoned for murdering a fourteen-year-old girl. Foster is a menacing but fascinating patient and Danica begins to suspect that Foster may have been the head of a gothic cabal idolizing Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who in 16th century Hungary tortured and killed servant girls to bathe in their blood. Her peers dismiss her discoveries, while disturbing incidents begin following her home from work. Soon after her arrival in London, Danica receives a mysterious note from Maria, a seductive archivist with whom Danica has had an intriguing and complicated past. Maria claims she has Bathory's diaries that chronicle her relentless torture of young women. As Maria increasingly insinuates herself into Danica s life, soon Danica is in too deep to notice that Maria s motivations are far from selfless; in fact, they may just cost Danica her life.

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