- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: Steel Imprint Publishing (21 Jun. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0957199236
- ISBN-13: 978-0957199231
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,593,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ominous: Borders: Coffee (The Paris Thriller. A Novel.) Paperback – 21 Jun 2012
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From the Author
Currently writing the sequel series to 'Ominous Borders Coffee', featuring Inspector Vasseur... One critic described him as "a character who could be out of a Gabriel García Márquez novel"... The follow up has the working title "A Circle of Dark Squares”.
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Quote "Paris found itself covered by the shawl of darkness, the wiles of city life partly hidden from his informed and prying eyes... by day his visual instincts peaked, and Paris again became naked, his City. He loved the uniform of the gunmetal stone buildings with their historic restrictions... they existed in stark and solid contrast to the continuous movement in the streets and walkways they sheltered.”See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
It actually reads like if you are watching one of these old French film noirs. Personally, I have greatly enjoyed reading this psychological thriller.
The characters are complex and I have found that the author has really grasped the French's psyche. Camille, for example, is the perfect example of the brilliant artist with a tortured soul, her sensibility is 'a fleur de peau' (sensitivity very near the surface?), her self doubts are ripping her apart. Then, her unlikely friendship with Edith, another brilliant mind, but of another type. Edith is efficient, loyal to a fault, the epitome of the best friend. What brought them together? their love of coffee. Around them gravitate a myriad of other characters, including my favourites, Inspecteur Vasseur, a very charismatic man, the bumbling Michel that you cannot help wanting to slap most of the time and the enigmatic Kelile.
What I have found interesting is that the bad guys in the story have no name. They are the Stalker, the Paymaster, the Analyst, the Receptionist etc... the result is that there is an air of menace all along the book and a feeling of ominous disaster.
Ominous is not a book for everyone, in my humble opinion. First, if you don't like coffee, you'll get bored. If you like fast action, you'll get bored. It is a suspense thriller with a few murders to solve, but it is not a fast book. Everything is cause and effect. It is like good coffee or a good wine, you take your time to savour it.
But if you like travels, psychos with sexual perversions, music and deep, deep complex emotions, then this book is for you. And coffee, of course.Read more ›
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The intrigue builds as each character and sub-plot is introduced . The characters come alive and the Analyst , the Paymaster and the Stalker are immersed in convoluted worlds and the levels at which they are connected to each other and to two beautiful women. Throw in romance, obsession and suspense and the tight plot is complete. The mix of suspense , intrigue and seduction is a heady one and the effortless prose allows the characters to be credible and often menacing. This is the mark of a true story teller. Ominous Borders:Coffee is a page turner of note, I look forward to more novels from this fine author.
Ominous: Borders: Coffee: (The Paris Thriller. A Novel.)
A wonderful story - highly recommended.