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The Mask Collectors (urspr publ 2019; utgåvan 2019)

av Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer

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A murder investigation becomes a dance with the devil in a breakthrough novel of illusion, conspiracy, and belief. The alumni of an international boarding school have gathered at a campground in rural New Jersey when a scream breaks the silence of the woods. Classmates are shocked to find journalist Angie Osborne suddenly dead. The medical examiner's report isn't what anyone expects. Oddly, the death scene reminds anthropologist Duncan McCloud of a thovile, a Sri Lankan ritual he's spent years studying. When Duncan's new employer, a pharmaceutical giant, sends him overseas under shadowy pretenses, and his wife, Dr. Grace McCloud, starts to receive anonymous warnings to doubt everyone and everything, the threads of a sweeping conspiracy begin to unravel. Risking more than their own lives, Duncan and Grace embark on a treacherous journey through occult ceremonies and their own hidden pasts to discover a secret worth killing for. In taut, precise language, Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer's debut novel The Mask Collectors tells a story about deception, the power of belief, and what is left unspoken between husbands and wives.… (mer)
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Perhaps because some of the subject matter and locations were completely foreign to me, I could not connect with this book at all. I never had any strong feelings about the characters or anything that was going on. The ending was somewhat bizarre and didn't seem connected to the majority of the book. I could have done some research on my own, I suppose, to appreciate and understand the culture of Sri Lanka, but it wouldn't have changed how I felt about the characters or the ending. ( )
  hobbitprincess | Dec 21, 2020 |
The Mask Collectors is an elaborate novel that's kind of all over the place.

The story is highly plot-driven, but the plot goes in too many directions. Rather than feeling complex, it feels convoluted. Some of the storylines include secrets between a married couple, secrets between friends, the murders and the ongoing investigations, a major conspiracy within a pharmaceutical company, infertility, and Sri Lankan rituals. It's all too far-reaching and scattered.

The heart of the story, which revolves around the pharmaceutical company, stretched plausibility too far for many reasons. I can't explain why, because I don't want to give spoilers. To buy into it all, I first had to believe Duncan's role at the company was a necessary risk for them to take. I didn't buy into that, and it went downhill from there.

The characters aren't well developed. I felt they were stiff and stereotypical.

I never enjoy being the voice of doom here, but this story just didn't work for me.

*This was my Amazon First Reads choice for May.* ( )
  Darcia | May 6, 2019 |
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A murder investigation becomes a dance with the devil in a breakthrough novel of illusion, conspiracy, and belief. The alumni of an international boarding school have gathered at a campground in rural New Jersey when a scream breaks the silence of the woods. Classmates are shocked to find journalist Angie Osborne suddenly dead. The medical examiner's report isn't what anyone expects. Oddly, the death scene reminds anthropologist Duncan McCloud of a thovile, a Sri Lankan ritual he's spent years studying. When Duncan's new employer, a pharmaceutical giant, sends him overseas under shadowy pretenses, and his wife, Dr. Grace McCloud, starts to receive anonymous warnings to doubt everyone and everything, the threads of a sweeping conspiracy begin to unravel. Risking more than their own lives, Duncan and Grace embark on a treacherous journey through occult ceremonies and their own hidden pasts to discover a secret worth killing for. In taut, precise language, Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer's debut novel The Mask Collectors tells a story about deception, the power of belief, and what is left unspoken between husbands and wives.

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