Drowned. Therese Bohman, trans. from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. Other, $ trade paper (p) ISBN Drowned, set in the idyllic countryside during a short-lived Swedish summer, gets under one’s skin from the first page, creating an atmosphere. In the first part of the story Marina, the narrator, is drowning in all kinds of ways, for her life is marred by inconsequence. Her relationship with.

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Drowned by Therese Bohman (tr. by Marlaine Delargy)

I could not put this down and ripped through it, but honestly, it was to look for answers that never came. Readers are left unbalanced, asking questions and quickly turning the pages. At the end, there is a scene that is abusive, and his real nature boyman finally confirmed but it took the entire book to get there. Upon beginning to read Bohmna found it detailed and rich in imagery, a quality I usually enjoy in novels, yet as I continued this exact trait became the book’s downfall.

We see blue, but not Hom I Although this novel involved some of my favorite things botany; Pre-Raphaelite art; tall, dark, handsome menit wasn’t everything that I hoped it would be.

The juxtaposition between part one and two was done marvellously, yet I felt I had missed out on the actual action of the story, leaving an empty space in the book, which the author slowly began to fill, but not fast or thoroughly enough.


Jun 01, Laura rated it liked it. Stella is a committed and creative gardener, both at the cottage and in her job as head of the thersee and gardens department of the local council. But that is where the familiar formula begins and ends.

In the beginning the terese is quite boohman but then it goes on and on and is laboured. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.


Started out four stars and then deteriorated. This novel is extremely descriptive, sensual and dark. Another outburst here and there, but from the outside looking in, I didn’t really relate to how she would see him as a homicidal maniac and run through the house and lock her door, to then the next day, letting him get under her skirt.

Yes, it is — both the summer and late-autumn sections of the book are quite tense and atmospheric in their different ways. Click here to see the rest of this therwse. Books by Therese Bohman. Jun 08, Maddy rated it liked it Shelves: Both, in a sense, get out of their affairs exactly what they most desired—though what that is may not be what they believed it to be going in. Marina returns to help Gabriel sort out her things. Thank you for your feedback.

The novel itself is much more drlwned than the simple story would indicate. Nothing is as it seems in this spellbinding novel of psychological suspense that combines thefese sensuality with ice-cold fear on every page.

This concise psychological thriller is a chilling, atmospheric debut. I found it has taken me a few days to even write the review. Horsemen of the Sands. This is a novel about the complexity of feelings between sisters, but also about some of the darker sides of relationships: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

In the first part of the story Marina, the narrator, is drowning in all kinds of ways, for her life is marred by inconsequence. Jan 24, Lauren rated it really liked it.

Under the Feet of Jesus. More like frustration on every page while I anticipated something explosive out of all that tension that continuously built up Too much fancy prose and no storyline to back theese up. Occasionally during the narrative, Marina reflects on memories of her relationship with Stella when they were children, and I found myself looking for hints and clues from the past.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Part One and Part Two.

Marina arrives for Ophelia? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. He looks at me, no longer smiling. I enjoyed this psychological novella about how secrets, obsessions and guilt can bind people together.

Bohman definitely could have beefed up this book more rather than leave it like the bare bones story it is. I am so conflicted with this novel. I figure that someone who just slept with her sister’s husband would feel somewhat guilty and even more awkward around her sister, and yet, the story continued on uneventfully.

Well written but I did not like the characters or the story line particularly. Marina is unsympathetic as she talks about growing distant from her boyfriend and growing toward her sister’s husband. The Other Woman by Therese Bohman tr. There weren’t any bad words but there were a few descriptive sex scenes but that wasn’t why this book wasn’t enjoyable – I just really didn’t think it was very good.

This novel has almost a dreamlike quality to it and I really can not decide if it was brilliant or just pedantic, in the end I decided that regardless the prose is superb and I wanted to see where it ended. Open Preview Rdowned a Problem? The Splendor Before the Dark.

Inanimate objects like a bottle of nail polish, an angora sweater, a hothouse orchid, and a book of Pre-Raphaelite paintings are laden with symbolism.