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The Book of Cold Cases av Simone St. James
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The Book of Cold Cases (urspr publ 2022; utgåvan 2023)

av Simone St. James (Författare)

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"A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel. In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect-a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion. Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases-a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea's surprise, Beth says yes. They meet regularly at Beth's mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she's not looking, and she could swear she's seen a small girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn't right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?"--… (mer)
Medlem:Saori.M
Titel:The Book of Cold Cases
Författare:Simone St. James (Författare)
Info:Berkley (2023), 368 pages
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The Book of Cold Cases av Simone St. James (2022)

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I thought this was a deliciously creepy story BUT you must be ready to suspend disbelief. ( )
  susannelson | Feb 7, 2024 |
True crime podcasts are popular themes in thrillers these days, and in this book we have a cold cases blogger named Shea who lands an interview with Beth, the woman acquitted of murdering two men 40 years earlier. Shea has been long obsessed with this case, partly because it happened in her home town of Claire Lake, Oregon. If Beth didn't kill those men, then who did? Beth has been reclusive for decades, hiding alone in her family's creepy mansion, and also hiding the truth.

Usually I'm a huge fan of Simone St. James' ghostly elements, but this time the paranormal didn't fit particularly well. THE BOOK OF COLD CASES was more of a dysfunctional family drama with a murder mystery mixed in, and unfortunately the mystery gets solved too quickly! While I enjoyed the premise and characters, I thought the story moved slowly overall, and I kind of questioned the point of including the woo-woo. Liked this one, but didn't love it.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  bookofsecrets | Jan 14, 2024 |
Good read but I felt it was missing a bit more depth St. James overplayed Green mansion as haunted house.

And how could Beth radiate confidence when she lived a dreadfully dysfunctional life.
  Bookish59 | Dec 21, 2023 |
4.25/5 My first read by St. James will not be my last. The premise of a possible murderer-victim telling her story to someone is not new by any means, but St. James captivates with her ability as a wicked wordsmith to create an increase in tension that keeps you flipping those pages. Add to the mixture a possible haunted house that overlooks a cliff to the icy Pacific Ocean, and you have an even more riveting read. Perfect for the month of October. ( )
  crabbyabbe | Oct 12, 2023 |
I may have to come back and edit this, but as of right now I’m landing on 3.5 stars rounded up.

Much like another book I read a few months ago, I feel like the big twist happened so early. Once we had that info the rest was so obvious and a bit far fetched with the supernatural elements.

I liked the majority of the characters and the story itself was good, I just wish it had been executed differently. ( )
  Danielle.Desrochers | Oct 10, 2023 |
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"A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel. In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect-a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion. Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases-a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea's surprise, Beth says yes. They meet regularly at Beth's mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she's not looking, and she could swear she's seen a small girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn't right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?"--

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