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Quicksand Audiobook

Quicksand

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Publisher's Summary

Quicksand is an incisive courtroom thriller and a drama that raises questions about the nature of love, the disastrous side effects of guilt, and the function of justice.

A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm's wealthiest suburb. Maja Norberg is 18 years old and on trial for her involvement in the massacre where her boyfriend and best friend were killed. When the novel opens, Maja has spent nine excruciating months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. But how did Maja, the good girl next door who was popular and excelled at school, become the most hated teenager in the country? What did Maja do? Or is it what she didn't do that brought her here?

©2017 Malin Persson Giolito (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    Liz PA, United States 05-02-17
    Liz PA, United States 05-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Story"

    Well written, well read , interesting story a teenage girl's dark turn into the life of her mentally disturbed boyfriend's world and the repercussions that followed.

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    Fran Murphy Kensington, MD USA 04-28-17
    Fran Murphy Kensington, MD USA 04-28-17 Member Since 2015

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    "School Shooting Swedish Style"

    Did you ever wonder what it was like inside the mind of an alleged school shooter? One of those kids caught up in a teenage drama with killer overtonesis the heroin in this novel.

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    Booking in GA 04-16-17
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    "Incredibly boring"
    What would have made Quicksand better?

    The monotone delivery of a self absorbed teenager...how could it be made better?


    Has Quicksand turned you off from other books in this genre?

    First person novels absolutely depend upon the voice, not the story or other characters or any other element. This one fails utterly.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Perhaps delivered by a live narrator?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None


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    John tallevast, FL, United States 04-03-17
    John tallevast, FL, United States 04-03-17 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "If you like Tana French"

    You may also enjoy this Author... Maybe Gillian Flynn - But not as dark.

    On the positive side. The story had a lot of promise and came together fairly well at the end. The narrator definitely made this book possible for me to finish. I don't think I would have with a different narrator but I may have if I was reading it.

    On the negative side. The story was definitely longer than it needed to be, filled with some storylines that just took up space in the book. The back-and-forth was a little annoying - Going from past to present.

    I also didn't like the author telling me what I was thinking or how I interpreted her story... You'll know when you get there.

    I guess I would recommend it. Just be ready for a lot of story.

    J

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