!!> Reading ➶ La Disparition de Stephanie Mailer ➮ Author Joël Dicker – Vejega.info

!!> Reading ➶ La Disparition de Stephanie Mailer ➮ Author Joël Dicker – Vejega.info 3 4 starsThis is a hard one to review as parts of this book are really good, parts are very slow and some sections go off on tangents that don t add much to the storyline The start is really good with a dramatic quadruple shooting in Orphea, a small sleepy town in The Hamptons in 1994 It s the opening night of the Orphea theatre festival so attention is on that This case is investigated by Jesse Rossenberg and Derek Scott of the State Police They suspect local restaurant owner Ted Tennenbaum 3 4 starsThis is a hard one to review as parts of this book are really good, parts are very slow and some sections go off on tangents that don t add much to the storyline The start is really good with a dramatic quadruple shooting in Orphea, a small sleepy town in The Hamptons in 1994 It s the opening night of the Orphea theatre festival so attention is on that This case is investigated by Jesse Rossenberg and Derek Scott of the State Police They suspect local restaurant owner Ted Tennenbaum and following an accident in which Ted dies, the case is closed as they believed they have their killer In 2013 14 Stephanie Mailer a New York journalist begins an investigation into the 1994 killings but she disappears which Jesse, Derek and Anna Kanner look into The story is written in dual timelines and is written from multiple perspectives So, what are the positives The cases are very intriguing, it gets twisty at times, the links between the two cases are good and well established and there are moments of suspense and tension especially later on in the book It is well written and the story flows well albeit at a slow pace The storyline is a bit like a slow moving river which gathers some momentum when it hits a waterfall, then slows again There s a lot going on to keep the interest and I like the way the story revolves around the Theatre Festival Some of the characters are likeable and some are patently not as they are lying and hiding in plain sight Some of the revelations are surprising and you don t see them coming The end is good and ties the events all together However, the book is extremely long and very detailed, some of which are superfluous Some of the characters appear to be almost caricatures as their hysterical outbursts seem over the top There is a play that keeps being mentioned written by ex police officer Kirk Harvey, which has been in rehearsal for years which becomes the opening play in 2014 and all of this seems very odd Some dialogue jars a wrong note but some of that issue may be down to the translation from the original French The plotting at times is convoluted and your head spins a bit and you certainly need to concentrate which is no bad thing Overall, I m a fan of Joel Dicker, I loved the The truth about the Harry Quebert affair and The Balti Boys but sadly, in my opinion this book isn t as good as those I really like parts of the book but it s length means you lose some pace and momentum It s an interesting book but not overwhelmingly so Many thanks to NetGalley and Quercus Books for the opportunity of the ARC which is greatly appreciated I ve finished La Disparition de St phanie Mailer by Jo l Dicker 2 days ago Overall, I enjoyed my time reading it, it made me want to read thrillers again It s a complex story with a lot of twists, suspense, and questions I liked the flashbacks that gave us context and explanations for some events Flashbacks bothered some reader but for me, it s a win I always enjoyed that kind of writing for a thriller I can t explain too much because I don t want to spoil you, guys The characters are w I ve finished La Disparition de St phanie Mailer by Jo l Dicker 2 days ago Overall, I enjoyed my time reading it, it made me want to read thrillers again It s a complex story with a lot of twists, suspense, and questions I liked the flashbacks that gave us context and explanations for some events Flashbacks bothered some reader but for me, it s a win I always enjoyed that kind of writing for a thriller I can t explain too much because I don t want to spoil you, guys The characters are well written, with a lot of psychology Sometimes they are a bit caricatured but I found that it goes well with the story and all the twists Jesse, the main character who is a policeman, is very endearing, we hope with him during the investigation BUT and yes, it s a big one, I didn t understand the usefulness of two of the characters And that annoys me because the passages concerning them, and in particular the flashbacks make of them likable characters I don t understand why they are in this story honestly They don t bring anything special to the story except to take up space and make the book last a little bit longer This brings us to my second complaint which is the length of the book this book is 640 pages long And for a thriller, I found it s A LOT At 200 250 pages from the end, I began to find that it was dragging And these two characters were there, using space, and I still can t find why In the end, even if I enjoyed the story, and I enjoyed discovering it, I d give it 2 5 because of the length and these two characters that I can t figure out No Having enjoyed Joel Dicker s previous novels, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, and The Balti Boys, so I was delighted to get the chance to read this This has similarities with those previous books all are very long, for one thing, and tend to meander through the storyline, with a wealth of characters I like his books very much, but, much like Donna Tartt, you will either find them glorious, or frustrating If, therefore, you have tried one of this author s books before and n Having enjoyed Joel Dicker s previous novels, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, and The Balti Boys, so I was delighted to get the chance to read this This has similarities with those previous books all are very long, for one thing, and tend to meander through the storyline, with a wealth of characters I like his books very much, but, much like Donna Tartt, you will either find them glorious, or frustrating If, therefore, you have tried one of this author s books before and not enjoyed it, then I would suggest you stay away from this, as I doubt it will change your mind If, on the other hand, you enjoyed them, then, this is an excellent read It is set largely in Orphea, a small, upmarket resort, near the Hamptons It begins in July, 1994, with the evening of the town s first theatre festival, which ends in bloodshed when the Mayor, and his family, are shot along with a jogger who is running opposite the house where the killings take place In 2014, Jesse Rosenberg, now in his mid forties, is about to retire He is known as, Captain 100% and, one of the cases he solved, back in 1994, was that of the killing of the Mayor and the other victims Ted Tennenbaum, a local man, was put away by Rosenberg, and his, then partner, Derek Scott Now, just as Rosenberg is about to retire from the force, he is approached by a local journalist, Stephanie Mailer, who implies that the worng man was arrested for the killings That same day, she vanishes Of course, Rosenberg is unable to leave things like that and recruits Derek to help him look into matters, along with Anna Kanner, a female member of the Orphea police force, who is ambitious and driven, but suffers a lot of discrimination from her male colleagues Together, they begin to investigate, not only Stephanie Mailer s disappearance, but the murders back in 1994 This has a great array of characters, such as Kirk Harvey, who left the police force in 1994 to begin work on his play, The Darkest Night, which gradually becomesandimportant to the plot, as well as those involved, not only with the investigation, but Jesse, Derek and Anna Very much character driven, long, winding and an excellent read I really enjoyed this and look forward to readingby this author 9 out of 10 A bit tired of writing writer s motive is in this book too, it gets old, Mr Dicker But the story itself was complex and entangled enough to like Lives, deaths, all that jazz Four people were murdered 20 years ago Four people will be murdered now How Why Read it to know 9 out of 10 A bit tired of writing writer s motive is in this book too, it gets old, Mr Dicker But the story itself was complex and entangled enough to like Lives, deaths, all that jazz Four people were murdered 20 years ago Four people will be murdered now How Why Read it to know Total deception After Henry Quebert, that was one of my favourite books ever, I waited for something good This book is bad A pity I expectedfrom Joel Dicker. Juillet Orphea, Petite Station Baln Aire Tranquille Des Hamptons Dans L Tat De New York, Est Boulevers E Par Un Effroyable Fait Divers Le Maire De La Ville Et Sa Famille Sont Assassin S Chez Eux, Ainsi Qu Une Passante, T Moin Des MeurtresL Enqu Te, Confi E La Police D Tat, Est Men E Par Un Duo De Jeunes Policiers, Jesse Rosenberg Et Derek Scott Ambitieux Et Tenaces, Ils Parviendront Confondre Le Meurtrier, Solides Preuves L Appui, Ce Qui Leur Vaudra Les Louanges De Leur Hi Rarchie Et M Me Une D CorationMais Vingt Ans Plus Tard, Au D But De L T , Une Journaliste Du Nom De Stephanie Mailer Affirme Jesse Qu Il S Est Tromp De Coupable L PoqueAvant De Disparaitre Son Tour Dans Des Conditions Myst Rieuses Qu Est Il Arriv Stephanie Mailer Qu A T Elle D Couvert Et Surtout Que S Est Il Vraiment Pass Le Soir Du Juillet Orphea The journalist Stephanie Mailer disappears after she has been asking about the 20 year old, resolved, massacre of a family and an innocent bystander The family belonged to the mayor of Orphea The police men who wrapped up the case have to consider whether their perpetrator wasn t really the one This is an incredibly well plotted crime novel with a large cast of characters of which many get to share their point of view There are subplots and detours galore There are several timelines and for The journalist Stephanie Mailer disappears after she has been asking about the 20 year old, resolved, massacre of a family and an innocent bystander The family belonged to the mayor of Orphea The police men who wrapped up the case have to consider whether their perpetrator wasn t really the one This is an incredibly well plotted crime novel with a large cast of characters of which many get to share their point of view There are subplots and detours galore There are several timelines and for most part great forward tension There is even humor Definitely recommend, if you like character development and convoluted plots Stephanie Mailer is a journalist She disappears after asking questions about the massacre that of a family and an innocent bystander The case had been resolved 20 years ago It had been the opening night of the Orphea Theatre Festival Jesse Rossenberg and Derek Scott had been the original State Police investigators This story is written with a dual timeline and it s told from multiple points of view Thenpace is slow and ther is quite a lot of characters There s over 600 pages in this book Stephanie Mailer is a journalist She disappears after asking questions about the massacre that of a family and an innocent bystander The case had been resolved 20 years ago It had been the opening night of the Orphea Theatre Festival Jesse Rossenberg and Derek Scott had been the original State Police investigators This story is written with a dual timeline and it s told from multiple points of view Thenpace is slow and ther is quite a lot of characters There s over 600 pages in this book You need to keep your wits about you as as you might miss out on some clues I did feel there was some parts of this story that could be cut out as they were irrelevant The book has been translated from French to English I would like to thank NetGalley, Quercus Books and the author Joel Dicker for my ARC in exchange for an honest review wow it s 2 30 AM, and I couldnt sleep till I finished the book

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