Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Girl Below by Bianca Zander...Review & Give Away!

 
Looking for a complex read?  Look no further than The Girl Below by Bianca Zander.  This one will surely get your wheels spinning.  Here is the scoop...
 
 
Suki Piper is a stranger in her hometown. . . .
After ten years in New Zealand, Suki returns to London, to a city that won't let her in. However, a chance visit with Peggy—an old family friend who still lives in the building where she grew up—convinces Suki that there is a way to reconnect with the life she left behind a decade earlier. But the more involved she becomes with Peggy's dysfunctional family, including Peggy's wayward sixteen-year-old grandson, the more Suki finds herself mysteriously slipping back in time—to the night of a party her parents threw in their garden more than twenty years ago, when something happened in an old, long-unused air-raid shelter. . . .
A breathtaking whirlwind of mystery, transgression, and self-discovery, Bianca Zander's The Girl Below is a haunting tale of secrets, human frailty, and dark memory that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new literary talent.

This novel was haunting.  Suki Piper is a many layered character who is, at times, a bit hard to like.  She seems aimless and unambitious but ultimately that is what keeps you reading.  The question is WHY is Suki Piper who she is.  The story bounces back between present day and Suki's childhood throughout the book. I really enjoyed how Bianca Zander presented the story in this way because not only do I think it added further depth to Suki's tale but I think it kept me wanting to no more without offering up her history all in one full swoop.  Zander has a gift with words that made this mystery/coming of age tale one I was reluctant to put down.  I can't wait for her next work!  Pick up this read today and let me know what you think.... I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is offering one lucky RBM reader a copy of The Girl Below. Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter.... a Rafflecopter giveaway

50 comments:

eclairre said...

young adult.

Karen Hewitt said...

Mystery, I just love books with twists

Beth said...

My favorite genre, at least lately, is mysteries.

Sarah Bauman said...

My favorite genre of books would be mysteries. I also enjoy nonfiction books and anything having to do with British history.

MC said...

I heard good things about the book! Hope to read and find out myself.

Kimberly said...

Non Fiction
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dario moniz said...

I like crime mystery

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Amanda said...

Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter books on the Amish. But, I also love Christian stories centered around the wild west. But, I read just about anything. I enjoy psychological thrillers, too.

samantha said...

i like thriller or real life stories

Melissa said...

I really love nonfiction books about the environment!

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Helen said...

paranormal

Daniel M said...

i like scifi & fantasy - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

M.A.D. said...

I love paranormal, especially if it's YA!
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, this sounds like a very good book :D

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jamie tucker said...

i will try anything but i love thrillers with a twist

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Marci Naf said...

historical fiction

Melissa B. said...

I like romantic fiction.

trichie said...

Love historical romance

Rachel said...

I love a good thriller with lots of suspense :)

gail said...

history
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Teresa Thompson said...

I love time travel.

amanda said...

mystery!
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Pam Parson said...

I love mysteries, but I read just about anything!

Doug Goodwin said...

I love true crime books best, but read all different types of books.

Crib Couture said...

true crime books are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy humorous fiction!

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peppersalt said...

I like historical fiction. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

CyndySuWho said...

I love a good crime or mystery novel.

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CyndySuWho said...

I love a good crime or mystery novel.

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susansmoaks said...

i love romance novels
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Jennifer Peaslee said...

I like mystery/suspense

Diana said...

I love mysteries
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Melanie Montgomery said...

Young Adult.



Anonymous said...

Young adult. timwife@live.com

Nicole C. said...

My favorite genre is Historical Fiction.

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Lana Bradstream said...

I like fantasy.

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mommysap said...

True crime and thriller are my favorite.
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Jo said...

historical fiction

Danielle said...

It depends on the day, but usually paranormal romance, self help, home decor, cooking or mystery.

Mosaic317 said...

I love all books, but I really love cookbooks and a great novel about family situations.

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Shelley said...

I like fantasy, romance and historical fiction.

Tyler Meitz said...

I always like fantasy and young adult.

Laurie said...

fantasy,ya,romance

rachel bedrock said...

mystery and cookbooks

Jessica Barnett said...

fantasy and young adult

Christy Ann said...

I like fiction with some humor!

Jessica said...

I am a sucker for classic novels
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Barbara said...

I love any books that can hold my interest but my favorite is probably a good mystery!
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Jeni Mitchell said...

I enjoy autobiographies and biographies.