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Dolores Redondo

Author of The Invisible Guardian

12 Works 2,300 Members 128 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Redondo, Dolores
Legal name
Redondo Meira, María Dolores
Birthdate
1969
Gender
female
Nationality
Spain
Birthplace
San Sebastián, Spain

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Un año después de resolver los crímenes que aterrorizaron al pueblo de Baztán, la inspectora Amaia Salazar acude embarazada al juicio contra Jasón Medina, el padrastro de Johana Márquez, acusado de violar, mutilar y asesinar a la joven imitando el modus operandi del basajaun. Pero, tras el suicidio del acusado, el juicio debe cancelarse, y Amaia es reclamada por la policía porque se ha hallado una nota suicida dirigida a la inspectora, una nota que contiene un escueto e inquietante mensaje: «Tarttalo». Esa sola palabra destapará una trama terrorífica tras la búsqueda de la verdad.… (more)
 
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AmicanaLibrary | 22 other reviews | Aug 17, 2023 |
La inspectora de la sección de homicidios de la Policía Foral, Amaia Salazar, será la encargada de dirigir una investigación que la llevará devuelta a Elizondo, una pequeña población de donde es originaria y de la que ha tratado dehuir toda su vida. Enfrentada con las cada vez más complicadas derivaciones del caso y con sus propios fantasmas familiares, la investigación de Amaia es una carrera contrarreloj para dar con un asesino que puede mostrar el rostro más aterrador de una realidad brutal al tiempo que convocar a los seres más inquietantes de las leyendas del Norte.… (more)
 
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AmicanaLibrary | 41 other reviews | Aug 17, 2023 |
CW: This book is not for anyone who has storm anxiety, PTSD (especially around natural disasters), issues surrounding childhood trauma, or someone with experience in and around Hurricane Katrina

Warnings for on page mention of animal and human death.

Is it literature? A fantastic journey? A hard-boiled police procedural? The story of childhood trauma? This is story, I'm afraid. of a book that tried to do too much, be too many things, and ultimately fell short. However, I do want to add that this book kept me up to read to the end because I wanted to find out what happened. Though I admit it also was out of morbid curiosity to see just everything was going to be resolved--or not--and what facts would be included--or not. My conclusion when I closed my Kindle cover? "Huh? That was....something."

With three separate mysteries, and two of them not really being mysteries at all, since the characters and the reader knew who had committed the crime, it was more of a matter of reading to see how it all ended. With one mystery solved, but still open-ended, and the other solved in fantastical fashion, the book was left feeling very disjointed and rambling. And it's not the first in a series, which means there will be no closure here. I admit I rather don't care, either. Add in supernatural facts, plus the usual ingredients when one is in New Orleans and someone wants to impart the "flavor" and all the research they did, not to mention medical causes and issues from research better left on the editing table, and I can't really recommend this story. The book really felt like it was trying to do too much, be too many things, and some judicious editing may have been in order here. I liked and was invested in the lead character, but the rest felt like cardboard cut outs playing on too big of a stage.
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