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Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre

Blood Wedding

by Pierre Lemaitre

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Normally happy and well-adjusted, Sophie Duguet doesn't understand what's happening to her: she has begun losing things, from her recently delivered mail to the car she parked the night before. She is constantly forgetting things she's said and done, too... only to be reminded of them by her acquaintances. She's even detained by the police for shoplifting--a crime she has no memory whatsoever of having committed. But this is just the beginning. As she slowly sinks deeper into dementia, things go from troubling to alarming. Soon she finds herself connected to the deaths of several people around her: a neighbor boy she is babysitting is murdered while in her care; a stranger seeks shelter with her and winds up dead; and finally, her employer is killed in a way that suggests she was responsible. And she doesn't remember a thing about any of it. To escape the nightmare, a confused and horrified Sophie changes her name and relocates, hoping to outrun the demons that have begun to plague her. But this may not be enough to stop the evil that has poisoned her life and begun to claim the lives of everyone around her.… (more)



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  Alba26 | Aug 22, 2019 |
Sophie Duguet is living a picturesque life. She has a successful career and a happy marriage. Sophie thought it was just a case of her becoming absentminded when she first started forgetting where she placed things or parked her car. These instances start becoming more frequent and soon her husband and colleagues are growing increasingly frustrated with her behavior. Despite seeking counseling and trying to keep her life documented in a journal, Sophie soon finds herself in police custody for shoplifting and suffering from blackouts. Her marriage is starting to crumble and she can’t seem to get her mind to focus.

Sophie is finally starting to feel a small semblance of normalcy in her new position as a nanny to a sweet young boy until one morning she finds him dead in his room. She should have been watching him, she should have known he wasn’t okay. Did she harm him? All of these are thoughts that flash through Sophie’s mind as she enters a state of panic. Knowing that the police will certainly blame her for this boy’s death, Sophie goes on the run from the law. She finds herself living a life in the margins of society, far away from the wealthy existence she used to enjoy. Can she figure out what is happening to her and if she is guilty before the police catch up to her?

Pierre Lemaitre presents a whirlwind of deception in BLOOD WEDDING. The novel starts off just like any other with narration about Sophie and the events surrounding the last few years of her life. After a third of the book, Lemaitre switches to a journal, where you get straight in to the mind so a sinister human being. As the last third of the book unfolds, the reader is tossed back in to Sophie’s present day life and taken on a rollercoaster journey as she hunts for the truth behind her nightmarish life. The character of Sophie is both tragic and yet heroic. The reader desperately wants to believe she has not committed the heinous crime she is on the run from, but how can you really believe a woman who can’t remember day-to-day events? This novel is an intoxicating, fast-paced ride into the mind of evil and good and the struggle between which one will win. ( )
1 vote jess_reads_books | Feb 22, 2018 |
Esta novela "Vestido de novia" de Pierre Lemaitre es un thriller psicológico que está dividido en cuatro partes bien diferenciadas.
Comienza con la protagonista, Sophie Duguet, quien parece ser una persona normal que, poco a poco, empieza a perder cosas por el camino y pasan situaciones que ella no recuerda absolutamente nada, hasta el punto que tanto Sophie como el lector empiezan a cuestionar su cordura. Una de las situaciones que ocurren, a modo de ejemplo, es que cuando desempeña como niñera de un niño de 6 años que, cuando ella se despierta, lo encuentra asesinado y con la puerta de la casa cerrada por dentro con llave, por lo que todas las pruebas apuntan claramente a la protagonista, pero a la vez, ésta no recuerda haberlo matado. A partir de allí, ella huye y a todos los sitios que va, aparecen muertos a su alrededor y, nuevamente, todas las evidencias están en su contra.
Pasa un tiempo tratando de huir y es muy buscada por la policía francesa. Esta primera parte es sumamente atrapante y todo ocurre de manera vertiginosa.

Pero a partir de la segunda parte, que no contaré nada para no arruinar la lectura a quien quiera leer este libro, explica gran parte de lo que le sucede en realidad a Sophie, ya relatado en la primera sección. Sin embargo, aquí la lectura resulta un tanto larga y no tan trepidante como la anterior, debido a que en este capítulo no sólo revela y aclara el enigma de lo que le pasa a la protagonista, sino que deja entrever cómo va a terminar esta novela. Tenía la esperanza de equivocarme con mis sospechas, pero realmente acabó como imaginaba, y eso que no es habitual que yo adivine el final de los libros, así que en ese sentido tiene un punto en contra: desenlace predecible. Otro punto negativo a destacar es que hay ciertos elementos (que no revelaré) que resultan poco creíbles y fantasiosos.

Concluyendo, es una novela entretenida, sin muchas pretensiones. ( )
  camila.maria | Jan 16, 2018 |
Non ho molto da dire su questo libro. Un po' mi ha deluso, non mi ha convinto come, dello stesso autore, Alex.
Parte bene, ti aspetti un bel thriller di quelli che non ti fanno staccare dalle pagine del libro. Invece poi diventa pallosetto. Ti chiedi: quando arriva il colpo di scena? quando interviene un bell'investigatore che risolve con astuzia il caso?
E invece nulla, non succede molto. Capisci che Sophie è innocente, che è vittima di una trama di un pazzo, ma che noia! Però continui a leggere aspettando il colpo di scena, perché altrimenti che thriller sarebbe; e solo quando mancano 20 pagine sulle 222 del libro capisci che si sta risolvendo il caso. Ma la soluzione non è convincente, a ben vedere è scialba come ipotesi, non da thriller pulp.
Mi era stato detto che questo era molto meglio di Alex, che mi era piaciuto; beh, non la penso così. Buono, ma proprio nulla di che! ( )
  SirJo | Sep 4, 2017 |
The French do wonderful food, excellent wine, and are the epitome of stylish chic. Crime thrillers though? Not so much. But that might change with Pierre Lemaitre.

Blood Wedding is a new generation thriller, with female protagonist Sophie convinced she is going mad. Her charmed life – successful husband, sexy job – becomes a nightmare when fugue states blank out everything from minor misdemeanours to murder, and Sophie is on the run, wanted for crimes she has no memory of committing.

The twists are really just gentle curves and the herrings pink rather than red, but Blood Wedding is actually a pretty good read. ( )
  adpaton | Aug 11, 2017 |
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Gallego Urrutia, María TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
García Gallego, AmayaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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