The Crow Girl

The Crow Girl
Author: Erik Axl Sund
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 034581312X
ISBN 13: 9780345813121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crow Girl Book Review:

A #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The newest crime novel sensation: In this shocking and suspenseful psychological thriller, a police detective must confront a monstrous evil that forces her to question how much suffering one person can inflict upon another before creating a monster. In a Stockholm city park, police discover the mutilated body of a young boy. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg heads the investigation, battling an apathetic prosecutor and a bureaucratic police force unwilling to devote resources to solving the murder of a nameless immigrant child. But with the discovery of two more children's corpses, it becomes clear that a serial killer is at large. Jeanette turns to therapist Sofia Zetterlund for her expertise in psychopathic perpetrators and their lives become increasingly intertwined, professionally and personally. As they draw closer to the truth about the killings--working together but, ultimately, each on her own--we come to understand that these murders are only the most obvious evidence of a hellishly insidious evil woven deep into Swedish society. As viscerally dramatic as it is psychologically intense, The Crow Girl is a tale of almost unfathomably heinous deeds, and of the profound damage--and the equally profound need for revenge--left in their wake.

The Crow Girl

The Crow Girl
Author: Erik Axl Sund
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0385349882
ISBN 13: 9780385349888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crow Girl Book Review:

The International Sensation It begins in a Stockholm city park where the abused body of a young boy is discovered. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg heads the investigation, battling an apathetic prosecutor and a bureaucratic police force unwilling to devote resources to solving the murder of an immigrant child. But with the discovery of the mutilated corpses of two more children, it becomes clear that a serial killer is at large. Superintendent Kihlberg turns to therapist Sofia Zetterlund for her expertise in the psychopathology of those who kill, and the lives of the two women become quickly intertwined—professionally and personally. As they draw closer to each other and to the truth about the killings, what surfaces is the undeniable fact that these murders are only the most obvious evidence of an insidious evil woven deep into Swedish society.

The Crow Girl

The Crow Girl
Author: Erik Axl Sund
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1448161738
ISBN 13: 9781448161737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crow Girl Book Review:

The international thriller sensation It starts with just one body – the hands bound, the skin covered in marks. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg is determined to find out who is responsible, despite opposition from her superiors. When two more bodies are discovered, it becomes clear that she is hunting a serial killer. With her career on the line, Kihlberg turns to psychotherapist Sofia Zetterlund. Together, they expose a chain of shocking events that began decades ago – but will it lead them to the murderer before someone else dies? 'A compulsive page-turner' Sunday Express 'Compelling... we are left gasping for breath' Daily Mail 'There's a fantastic twist... the pace of its revelations is relentless' Observer

The Crow Girl

The Crow Girl
Author: Bodil Bredsdorff
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 1466893664
ISBN 13: 9781466893665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crow Girl Book Review:

A timeless novel about the kindness of strangers Near a little cove where a brook runs out to the sea live a girl and her grandmother. All alone with no neighbors at all, the two lead a peaceful existence. They have a house, dine on sea kale and mussels and sand snails, and build fires from driftwood. But the grandmother is very old. When the time comes that the girl must bury the woman, she makes up a funeral song about the birds she is watching: Two crows never fly alone, and death is never, ever past. The next day the same crows seem to beckon her, and so the Crow-Girl begins her journey, one in which she will meet people both warm and cold, hurt and hurtful. And the Crow-Girl, before she knows it, has the makings before her of a new family . . . This lyrical story, with its characters' moments of darkness always overcome through incredible humanity, introduces a strong new voice for American readers.

The Way the Crow Flies

The Way the Crow Flies
Author: Ann-Marie MacDonald
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2011-07-27
ISBN 10: 0307375919
ISBN 13: 9780307375919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way the Crow Flies Book Review:

“The sun came out after the war and our world went Technicolor. Everyone had the same idea. Let’s get married. Let’s have kids. Let’s be the ones who do it right.” The Way the Crow Flies, the second novel by bestselling, award-winning author Ann-Marie MacDonald, is set on the Royal Canadian Air Force station of Centralia during the early sixties. It is a time of optimism--infused with the excitement of the space race but overshadowed by the menace of the Cold War--filtered through the rich imagination and quick humour of eight-year-old Madeleine McCarthy and the idealism of her father, Jack, a career officer. Ann-Marie MacDonald said in a discussion with Oprah Winfrey about her first book, “a happy ending is when someone can walk out of the rubble and tell the story.” Madeleine achieves her childhood dream of becoming a comedian, yet twenty years later she realises she cannot rest until she has renewed the quest for the truth, and confirmed how and why the child was murdered.. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called The Way the Crow Flies “absorbing, psychologically rich…a chronicle of innocence betrayed”. With compassion and intelligence, and an unerring eye for the absurd as well as the confusions of childhood, , MacDonald evokes the confusion of being human and the necessity of coming to terms with our imperfections.

The Crow

The Crow
Author: Alison Croggon
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-12-07
ISBN 10: 0763652539
ISBN 13: 9780763652531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crow Book Review:

As this enthralling epic nears its climax, the young heroine’s brother discovers his own hidden gift — and the role he must play in battling the Dark. Hem is a weary orphan whose struggle for survival ends when he is reunited with his lost sister, Maerad. But Maerad has a destiny to fulfill, and Hem is sent to the golden city of Turbansk, where he learns the ways of the Bards and befriends a mysterious white crow. When the forces of the Dark threaten, Hem flees with his protector, Saliman, and an orphan girl named Zelika to join the Light’s resistance forces. It is there that Hem has a vision and learns that he, too, has a part to play in Maerad’s quest to solve the Riddle of the Treesong. As The Crow continues the epic tale begun with The Naming and The Riddle, Alison Croggon creates a world of astounding beauty overshadowed by a terrifying darkness, a world where Maerad and Hem must prepare to wage their final battle for the Light.

Carolina Crow Girl

Carolina Crow Girl
Author: Valerie Hobbs
Publsiher: Intoprint Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2013-06
ISBN 10: 9781623520083
ISBN 13: 1623520088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carolina Crow Girl Book Review:

As sensitive in its explorations of friendships as the author's How Far Would You Have Gotten If I Hadn't Called You Back? and Get It While It's Hot. Or Not, Hobbs's third novel revolves around Carolina--an impoverished 11-year-old living inside a converted school bus with her single mother and baby half-sister--and Stefan Millington Crouch III, the invalid son of wealthy parents. The two children meet after Carolina's mother, Melanie, parks their ""home on wheels"" on the Crouches' property and Stefan spies Carolina rescuing a baby crow that has fallen from its nest. In the same way Carolina gives protection to the half-starved fledgling, Stefan and his well-meaning mother offer Carolina a type of refuge, inviting her to stay with them while Melanie continues following the trail of her fickle boyfriend. Constructing rather well-worn metaphors out of Carolina's flightless crow, Stefan's caged pet and Stefan's own cumbersome wheelchair, Hobbs follows Carolina's thinking as she considers the Crouches' tempting offer but eventually decides that becoming a part of their family would be as unnatural for her as keeping her pet bird from its natural environment. While none of the adults seems particularly convincing, the characterizations of their children are complex. Through them the author sends a heartfelt message concerning limitations, restrictions and the universal longing to be free. Ages 9-12.

Lila and the Crow

Lila and the Crow
Author: Gabrielle Grimard
Publsiher: Annick Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 9781554518579
ISBN 13: 1554518571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lila and the Crow Book Review:

Lila is bullied because of her dark skin, but the crows have a solution for that! Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But on the first day, a boy points at her and shouts: "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!" The others whisper and laugh, and Lila's heart grows as heavy as a stone. The next day, Lila covers her hair. But this time, the boy points at her dark skin. When she covers her face, he mocks her dark eyes. Now every day at school, Lila hides under her turtleneck, dark glasses, and hat. And every day when she goes home, she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something. Lila ignores the bird and even throws rocks at it, but it won't go away. Meanwhile, the great autumn festival is approaching. While the other kids prepare their costumes, Lila is sadder and lonelier than ever. At her lowest point of despair, a magical encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self.

The Wrong Kind of Woman

The Wrong Kind of Woman
Author: Sarah McCraw Crow
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1488062463
ISBN 13: 9781488062469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wrong Kind of Woman Book Review:

A powerful exploration of what a woman can be when what she should be is no longer an option In late 1970, Oliver Desmarais drops dead in his front yard while hanging Christmas lights. In the year that follows, his widow, Virginia, struggles to find her place on the campus of the elite New Hampshire men’s college where Oliver was a professor. While Virginia had always shared her husband’s prejudices against the four outspoken, never-married women on the faculty—dubbed the Gang of Four by their male counterparts—she now finds herself depending on them, even joining their work to bring the women’s movement to Clarendon College. Soon, though, reports of violent protests across the country reach this sleepy New England town, stirring tensions between the fraternal establishment of Clarendon and those calling for change. As authorities attempt to tamp down “radical elements,” Virginia must decide whether she’s willing to put herself and her family at risk for a cause that had never felt like her own. Told through alternating perspectives, The Wrong Kind of Woman is an engrossing story about finding the strength to forge new paths, beautifully woven against the rapid changes of the early Ô70s.

Crow Girl

Crow Girl
Author: Kate Cann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN 10: 9781781121214
ISBN 13: 1781121214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crow Girl Book Review:

Lily Stanfield is an outsider. Girls bully her and boys don't notice she's alive. But when she meets the crows in the Wakeless Woods, a new Lily is born...

Crow Girl Rises

Crow Girl Rises
Author: Kate Cann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781842999936
ISBN 13: 1842999931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crow Girl Rises Book Review:

Brimming with confidence after her spooky display at the Halloween party and with love on the horizon, Lily and her best friend Marsha decide to take on the bullies so they know she is not a girl to be messed with any more.

The Crow Road

The Crow Road
Author: Iain Banks
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0748109935
ISBN 13: 9780748109937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crow Road Book Review:

'His masterpiece' Jay Rayner 'One of the best opening lines of any novel... a warm, witty and ultimately very poignant book' Guardian An outstanding contemporary novel, about which readers say: 'Banks' masterpiece' 'Iain Banks at his best' 'Read this immediately' 'A story full of wonderful characters' 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.' Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God and illegal substances...

Crow

Crow
Author: Amy Spurway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 9781773100234
ISBN 13: 1773100238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crow Book Review:

This Crow will ruffle a few feathers. When Stacey Fortune is diagnosed with three highly unpredictable -- and inoperable -- brain tumours, she abandons the crumbling glamour of her life in Toronto for her mother Effie's scruffy trailer in rural Cape Breton. Back home, she's known as Crow, and everybody suspects that her family is cursed. With her future all but sealed, Crow decides to go down in a blaze of unforgettable glory by writing a memoir that will raise eyebrows and drop jaws. She'll dig up "the dirt" on her family tree, including the supposed curse, and uncover the truth about her mysterious father, who disappeared a month before she was born. But first, Crow must contend with an eclectic assortment of characters, including her gossipy Aunt Peggy, hedonistic party-pal Char, homebound best friend Allie, and high-school flame Willy. She'll also have to figure out how to live with her mother and how to muddle through the unsettling visual disturbances that are becoming more and more vivid each day. Witty, energetic, and crackling with sharp Cape Breton humour, Crowis a story of big twists, big personalities, big drama, and even bigger heart.

The Shape of Darkness

The Shape of Darkness
Author: Laura Purcell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 0525507205
ISBN 13: 9780525507208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shape of Darkness Book Review:

A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead - and to try and identify their killers - in this beguiling new tale from the queen of Gothic fiction, Laura Purcell As the age of the photograph dawns in Victorian Bath, silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of her clients is murdered shortly after sitting for Agnes, and then another, and another... Why is the killer seemingly targeting her business? Desperately seeking an answer, Agnes approaches Pearl, a child spirit medium lodging in Bath with her older half-sister and her ailing father, hoping that if Pearl can make contact with those who died, they might reveal who killed them. But Agnes and Pearl quickly discover that instead they may have opened the door to something that they can never put back.

Tink

Tink
Author: Bodil Bredsdorff
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 1466893672
ISBN 13: 9781466893672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tink Book Review:

We first met Tink when he came to live in Crow Cove as a young boy in Eidi. Now hard times have come to the little settlement, and their food supply is dwindling. Tink, with the help of a newcomer to Crow Cove, saves his friends from starvation by learning how to fish-and also learns important lessons about the complexities of human nature, the importance of compassion, and his own valued place in his community. Tink is a strong new addition to the much-acclaimed Children of Crow series.

Follow the Crow Vanished 1

Follow the Crow  Vanished   1
Author: B. B. Griffith
Publsiher: Griffith Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 0989940055
ISBN 13: 9780989940054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Follow the Crow Vanished 1 Book Review:

Ben Dejooli is a Navajo cop who can't escape his past. Six years ago his little sister Ana vanished without a trace. His best friend saw what happened, but he refuses to speak of what he knows, and so was banished from the Navajo tribe. That was the day the crows started following Ben. Caroline Adams is a nurse with a special talent: she sees things others can't see. She knows that Ben is more than he seems, and that the crows are trying to tell him something. What the crows could shed new light on the mystery of Ana's disappearance, or it could place Ben and Caroline at risk of vanishing just like she did.

Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor  The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Author: Jessica Townsend
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 0316508861
ISBN 13: 9780316508865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book Review:

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination. Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each with an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. This fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.

The Heart Keeper

The Heart Keeper
Author: Alex Dahl
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 0451491823
ISBN 13: 9780451491824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart Keeper Book Review:

Critically acclaimed author Alex Dahl explores how love can turn darkly sinister when a desperate mother looks to reconnect with her lost daughter in this riveting Norwegian set psychological suspense novel. Two mothers. Two daughters. One heart. When Alison's beloved daughter Amalie drowns, her world turns impenetrably dark. Alison tries to hold it together throughout the bleak Fall, but in the darkest days of the Norwegian Winter she completely falls apart. In another family, Amalie's passing is a new beginning. After years of severe health problems, young Kaia receives a new heart on the morning after Amalie drowns. Her mother Iselin has struggled to raise Kaia on her own and now things are finally looking up. She's even made an affluent new friend who's taken a special interest in her and her daughter. Alison knows she shouldn't interfere, but really, she's just trying to help Iselin and Kaia. She can give them the life they never had, and by staying close to them, she can still be with her daughter. Kaia is just like her, and surely, something of Amalie must live on in her. As her grief transforms into a terrifying obsession, Alison won't let anything stop her from getting back what she has lost.

Blacky the Crow

Blacky the Crow
Author: Thornton W. Burgess
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-11-12
ISBN 10: 0486110869
ISBN 13: 9780486110868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blacky the Crow Book Review:

Children will love this wonderful tale of Blacky the Crow, who gets into trouble seeing things he shouldn't. Reset in large type with four original illustrations by Harrison Cady.

The Butcher

The Butcher
Author: Jennifer Hillier
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 1476734232
ISBN 13: 9781476734231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Butcher Book Review:

"Thirty years ago, police chief Edward Shank hunted down and killed the most notorious serial killer in Seattle's history: the Beacon Hill Butcher. Now, eighty years old and retired, Edward is giving up his Victorian home to his grandson Matt, an aspiring chef. While Matt is renovating it, he stumbles upon a gruesome cache. Matt must decide whether he should ignore the sinister secret, go to the police, or take matters into his own hands. And his family's past is feeding disturbing changes in himself as well... Sam, his girlfriend, believes that her mother may have been killed by the Beacon Hill Butcher - even though the murder took place two years after Edward Shank gunned down the killer. But Sam's search is bringing her too close to the truth... and right into the path of Matt's terrible secret"-- Back cover.