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Discretion de David Balzarini
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Discretion (edição: 2013)

de David Balzarini

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The past is murder. On a beautiful September afternoon at Lake Apache, Colin Wyle is boating with his girlfriend Natalie Merian when she disappears. Natalie's father, a local politician, uses the opportunity to further his career by starting a media storm, causing panic in the area. Colin and his father, a retired NBA star, come under the microscope as the sheriff investigates. All anyone expects to find is a dead body. Colin's friends support him, but with no answers to Natalie's whereabouts and time running out, Colin makes a wreak-less move to find her-he seeks help from a mysterious source, leading him to the truth behind Natalie's disappearance. Colin has to make the hardest choice of his life: commit a crime or lose her forever. Fifteen years later, Colin lives the good life with a high-profile career in investments and a trophy wife in the waiting. When three new serial murders bring the FBI to the cold Natalie Merian case, Colin must answer questions about what happened at Lake Apache. He will reckon with the past. And his sins.… (mais)
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I wish I could recall how I learned of this novel. All I know for certain is that I had added the book title to my wish-to-read book list which my husband and my Mother use to 'surprise' me with book bags for my birthday and for Christmas. Using the wish list I have a 'ready' list of novels to purchase when I've received an Amazon gift card or if I'm going to visit a location that sells used paperbacks.

There were moments when I thought I might abandon reading this novel but something kept drawing me to keep open to the storyline. As I do not provide spoilers within my reviews, I won't elaborate why reading this novel was at times difficult for me to continue - other than to say that the blurb shares - "Desperate to find his love, he (Colin Wyle) sought help from a mysterious source, forcing Colin to make the hardest choice of his life: commit a crime or lose her forever." Let me only comment that the "mysterious source" is not who I would have ever anticipated on my own prior to reading the novel.

Simply said, not everyone will enjoy this novel. I'm giving 3 stars for "liked it" rather than 2 stars for "It was ok" as I couldn't stop reading. I'd also like to credit the author's creativity - especially for a first novel- and an interesting portrayal of a subject that many of us shy away from discussion even with family and/or close friends. I doubt I would read another novel by this author but I'm glad I finished this novel. As someone once said, "Don't miss out on something that could be amazing, just because it could be difficult." I doubt the person was talking about reading but I think it's applicable to giving thought to reading "outside" of your comfort zone. Or as someone else once said, "Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things is the best way to grow." I believe that our lives as readers are also best when we continue to try new things. ( )
  FerneMysteryReader | Nov 26, 2017 |
Let me say up front that I received an .epub version of this book as a free copy. I didn't have to review it but the author said a review would be appreciated. It has taken me several months to start it, but once started I found it a fast and very enjoyable read, at least initially.

I say initially, because the style gradually changes from a quite exciting and perfectly good thriller, to a supernatural thriller, and a bit preachy towards the end. It also doesn't have a satisfactory conclusion to the mystery as all the questions that a reader might have - for example the motivation of the "villains" and what ties them together - and a what questions are answered are done in a rather deus ex machina manner.

If you ignore these features however, and I acknowledge that they might just be irksome to me personally, it is still a very workable thriller and probably deserves 3 1/2 or possibly even 4 out of 5 rather than just 3. ( )
  Davros-10 | Jan 30, 2016 |
I enjoyed reading this book. The beginning had me wondering if it was a young adult book, and I was preparing for a not very enjoyable read but then the book settled into fifteen years later and became much more enjoyable. The theme is basically good versus evil and how evil may not be immediately obvious as being so. However, the book does not preach to us, and apart from the supernatural beings that encroach upon their lives, the characters live and act normally. There were some twists in the story that I did not expect. ( )
  scot2 | Dec 2, 2015 |
I have read several books from this author and really enjoyed them. This book I couldn't quite get into. The beginning starts with a group on a boat having a great time. Suddenly one of the girls disappears. Natalie just vanished without a trace. This was a beginning of a great mystery , or so I thought. Colin and his dad had fallen asleep and after waking up, realize Natalie has disappeared.

There is a police investigation and mysteriously Natalie is found being held hostage on a boat. So I was ready to find out why she was on this boat and who kidnapped her. For some reason the author takes up the story fifteen years later . Now I am totally confused. Why did the author skip over an intriguing plot and suddenly go into the future? The book becomeseven more stranger when Colin encounters a spirit named Crystal. I didn't quite understand where the book was heading and I must say I lost interest completely. I did finish the book, but I still don't know what the book was about. I feel like I was reading two different stories that somehow got put into one book by mistake. I usually enjoy reading books from this author , but this one was too confusing and the story was all over the place.

I received a copy of this book from LibraryThing for an honest review. ( )
  Harley0326 | Nov 14, 2015 |
Thanx!! :-) ( )
  jennifferhope | Sep 23, 2015 |
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The past is murder. On a beautiful September afternoon at Lake Apache, Colin Wyle is boating with his girlfriend Natalie Merian when she disappears. Natalie's father, a local politician, uses the opportunity to further his career by starting a media storm, causing panic in the area. Colin and his father, a retired NBA star, come under the microscope as the sheriff investigates. All anyone expects to find is a dead body. Colin's friends support him, but with no answers to Natalie's whereabouts and time running out, Colin makes a wreak-less move to find her-he seeks help from a mysterious source, leading him to the truth behind Natalie's disappearance. Colin has to make the hardest choice of his life: commit a crime or lose her forever. Fifteen years later, Colin lives the good life with a high-profile career in investments and a trophy wife in the waiting. When three new serial murders bring the FBI to the cold Natalie Merian case, Colin must answer questions about what happened at Lake Apache. He will reckon with the past. And his sins.

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