Saxo is an online Danish bookstore, and at the end of February they had a sale on all of their English books. I ordered 6 books which I received last week.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: Gillian Flynn is the author of Gone Girl and The Grownup, which the latter I recently reviewed. Dark Places is about a girl named Libby whose parents and sisters were murdered by a satanic cult. 25 years later, a club obsessed with crimes finds Libby and requests details about her family’s murder. Libby decides to reconnect with the people from that night, but she ends up finding herself on the run from a killer.
88 kr / $13
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn: Sharp Objects is another book by Flynn, and it follows a woman named Camille who returns to her hometown to cover the murder of two girls. While in town, Camille stays with her neurotic mother and half-sister. However, Camille must unravel the puzzle of her past to get the story and survive.
96 kr / $14
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware: I previously reviewed The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, and I decided to buy her first novel. In a Dark, Dark Wood is about a woman named Leonora who is invited out of the blue by Clara to join her for a weekend getaway in the English countryside. Leonora has not seen Clara for 1o years, but she reluctantly accepts the invite. However, when the first night falls, Leonora realizes that they are not alone in the woods.
88 kr / $13
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter: Karin Slaughter is a popular author in Denmark, but her books are only sold in Danish in stores. I decided on buying the English version of De Smukkeste because the Danish cover with the bloody hook was intriguing. Pretty Girls follows Claire and Lydia after their sister disappeared 20 years ago. The two sisters have not spoken since then until Claire’s husband is murdered. The two sisters look to the past to uncover the truth about their sister’s disappearance and the murder of Claire’s husband.
88 kr / $13
Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman: Fredrik Backman is the Swedish author of A Man Called Ove, and Britt-Marie was Here is his most recent book published in English. The book follows Britt-Marie after she leaves her cheating husband and becomes the caretaker of a small town’s recreation center. Along with her daily tasks, Britt-Marie is asked to lead the untalented children’s soccer team to victory. During the course of the book, Britt-Marie ends up finding love and second chances in the most unlikely of places.
86 kr / $12
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling: This book is the original screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The screenplay is about Newt Scamander whose magical case is misplaced while in New York which leads to some of his fantastic beasts escaping.
147 kr / $21
Have you read any of these books?