Welcome to my stop on the tour for River Clyde by Simone Buchholz. Thank you to Random Things Tours for the tour invite!
Mired in grief after tragic recent events, State prosecutor Chastity Riley escapes to Scotland, lured to the birthplace of her great-greatgrandfather by a mysterious letter suggesting she has inherited a house.
In Glasgow, she meets Tom, the ex-lover of Chastity’s great aunt, who holds the keys to her own family secrets – painful stories of unexpected cruelty and loss that she’s never dared to confront.
In Hamburg, Stepanovic and Calabretta investigate a major arson attack, while a group of property investors kicks off an explosion of violence that threatens everyone.
As events in these two countries collide, Chastity prepares to face the inevitable, battling the ghosts of her past and the lost souls that could be her future and, perhaps, finally finding redemption for them all.
Nail-bitingly tense and breathtakingly emotive, River Clyde is both an electrifying thriller and a poignant, powerful story of damage and hope,
and one woman’s fight for survival.
River Clyde by Simone Buchholz is my first read from this author and I really enjoyed the story. It is definitely a thriller but I loved the themes of hope and survival throughout. It created a very compelling story.
The writing is very beautiful, almost lyrical or poetic. I found myself really invested in the writing. Once I was into the story, I had trouble setting it down.
Chastity is a very intriguing character who is well-developed. She felt real and was definitely a character I was invested in. Watching her battle through her struggles was inspiring and I enjoyed her as a character.
Overall, River Clyde was a good read and I would definitely read more from this author.
Thank you to Random Things Tours for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Simone Buchholz was born in Hanau in 1972. At university, she studied Philosophy and Literature, worked as a waitress and a columnist, and trained to be a journalist at the prestigious Henri-Nannen-School in Hamburg. In 2016, Simone Buchholz was awarded the Crime Cologne Award as well as runner-up in the German Crime Fiction Prize for Blue Night, which was number one on the KrimiZEIT Best of Crime List for months. The critically acclaimed Beton Rouge, Mexico Street and Hotel Cartagena all followed in the Chastity Riley series, with River Clyde out in. She lives in Sankt Pauli, in the heart of Hamburg, with her husband
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