Monday, October 30, 2017

Review: The White City

The White City The White City by Karolina Ramqvist
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of the most claustrophobic books that I've read, but it's a mental sensation I got, not a physical one.

Karin is living with her baby daughter Dream in a big, isolated house. There's no heat, it's dirty and there's almost nothing to eat. Her partner was some kind of big criminal (he's no longer in the picture) and despite his promises of nothing bad ever happening to them, she's alone and none of his "business partners" has done anything to help her. He´s gone and she's alone and broke. Also, the authorities have already told her they're taking the house and the car from her.

The sensation of everything closing in around her is real, as she travels to the city, white with snow, to search for John's friends and partners and find out if there's any money left for her.

You can feel Karin's physical discomfort, her almost mental breakdown, the cold and the grime surrounding her. But just when everything seems to be against her, she finds the resources and help to turn everything around.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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