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Never Coming Back: A Novel by Hans Koppel
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Never Coming Back: A Novel (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Hans Koppel

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Title:Never Coming Back: A Novel
Authors:Hans Koppel
Info:Pegasus (2012), Hardcover, 336 pages
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Never Coming Back: A Novel by Hans Koppel (2012)

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This book had a promising premise and the germ of the idea could have blossomed into a really phenomenal book but it just did not get there. The violence and language were just too over the top (perhaps it was the translation)for me. The story ends up going absolutely nowhere and fizzles completely at the end. ( )
  Maureen_McCombs | Aug 19, 2016 |
Not recommended! ( )
  stevebishop | Apr 2, 2016 |
Ylva Zetterberg verdwijnt als zij vanuit haar werk onderweg is naar huis. Wat haar man niet kan vermoeden is dat Ylva verblijft op een steenworp afstand van zijn huis. Samen met zijn dochtertje probeert hij de verdwijning van Ylva te verwerken en weer verder te gaan met hun leven. Langzaam maar zeker komt de waarheid stukje bij beetje aan het licht.

Dit spannende debuut leest op topsnelheid weg. Heerlijk om in één ruk uit te lezen. De verhaalopbouw komt vlot op gang en blijft ook de hele tijd de lezer intrigeren. Het taalgebruik is makkelijk, de personages komen prima tot hun recht en ook de diverse verwikkelingen uit heden en verleden werken naar een ontknoping toe. Met deze thriller heeft het Scandinavische continent weer een prima schrijver in hun gelederen!
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  klara35 | Dec 29, 2013 |
This book is set in Sweden.
The main character is Mike his wife Ylva goes missing. No one knows whats happened to her. It turns out she has been kidnapped held by some new neighbours.
This book is very easy to read a real page turner albeit silly in places. I really enjoyed it though. I can see this being made into a film soon. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Apr 8, 2013 |
One day, as Ylva is heading home after work, she gets in her neighbor's car who offers a ride and she is never seen again. She is being held by this couple who are from her past and who plan to make her pay for her actions many years ago. She is held for a year and a half in a soundproof basement right across her own home; where her husband and daughter wonder what has happened to her. A really quick read that grips you from the first pages and sneaks in a couple of darn good twists that will make you go "huh??!!". ( )
  AleAleta | Jan 1, 2013 |
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Hans Koppelprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Einar BlomgrenTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pontus SánchezTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ze schreef dat ze gek was op boswandelingen en gezellige avonden thuis en dat ze iemand zocht met een sprankeling in zijn ogen.
De trap loopt in een hoek langs de muur, met een bordes in het midden.
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When Ylva, a loving mother and wife, fails to come home from work, her husband is not initially suspicious. But as time passes, he becomese frantic with worry. And by the time he finally contacts the police, he is almost hysterical. Given the mysterious circumstances of her disappearance, he becomes the number one suspect.

But what no one knows is that she's being held hostage in the cellar of the house opposite her own.

A camera is rigged against her house and Ylva can only watch her family on the screen. They cannot see her — and they most certainly cannot hear her scream...

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Mike Zetterberg lives with his wife Ylva and their daughter in a house just outside Helsingborg. One evening, Ylva isn't home as expected after work. Mike passes it off as a drink with a work friend, but when she's still missing the next day, he starts to worry. As Mike battles suspicion from the police and his own despair, he is unaware that Ylva is still alive, just a stone's throw from his own home. Ylva has been drawn into a twisted plot of revenge and tragedy that leads back into her and her abductors' shared past.… (more)

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