Nicola Griffith ↠ 2 Summary.
D is in a truly abominable situation She removes Tammy from the threat but only at great cost to herself when she suffers an incident involving white hot rage There are links to an immigration scam involving children which Aud tries to set right Beautifully written links to an immigration
scam involving children which Aud tries to set right Beautifully written poetic I had a real problem withinvolving children which Aud tries to set right Beautifully written poetic I had a real problem with talking with her former lover At times
*julia appears on *appears on scene as if she is still alive I couldn t buy it Griffith has written a couple of excellent sci fi novels Ammonite and Slow River Stay is of a thrillercrime novel but since I had liked her other books so much I decided to pick it upWhat I didn t realize is that it is also a seuel to The Blue Place It does work as a stand alone but I wish I had read The Blue Place firstIn Stay we meet Aud Torvingen a Scandinavian ex policewoman private detective who is in the middle of reclusively renovating an Appalachian cabin and dealing with the emotional trauma and guilt of the death of her lover a woman who had hired her to protect her from assassinsHowever an old friend shows up at the cabin saying that his on again off again girlfriend has disappeared and he suspects she may be in serious trouble can Aud help find her Even though Aud had never liked this woman she feels obligated to help and soon is off to New York City to try to find out where she went uncovering a web of violence psychological torture and exploitation in the processuite a good thriller a bit of a slow start but the writing and characterization really transcend genre fiction Although Aud s detecting skills and ninja type abilities stretch believability just a tiny bitThe atmosphere of the novel reminded me just a little of Smilla s Sense of Snow which is one of my favorite books in this genr. Lf up against both a sociopath so artful that the law can't touch him and the terrible specters of loss and guilt As stylish as this ear's Prada and as arresting as a razor at the throat Stay places Nicola Griffith in the first rank of new wave crime write. I ve never read anything by Nicola Griffith I didn t like and this didn t break the streakAud is a noir hero and after the last book #IN THE SERIES JUST KEEPING HER # the series just keeping her above grief water When her friend tracks her down and asks her to find his missing fiancee she decides to help taking her across the country and into contact with some terrible people but also redemptionGriffith makes Aud and her thoughts and actions so immediate Aud is measured and graceful and Griffith tells us almost every time she sips her mineral water or how her leath 45 stars I read the majority of this book in one sitting because any time I put it down to eat or something I felt inexorably pulled like a magnet to dive back inI love how the author took the pronunciation of Aud s name to a whole new level and made it a legit meaningful recurring theme rather than just inserting a one time this is how ou pronounce it exampleThe character growth throughout the book not just with Aud but with the people around her is extraordinary The motif of Aud growing from larva into imago is beautifully painfully laboriously executed as she works through her grief breaks out of her protective armor and comes to an understanding with the world and people around herGriffith is in a league of her own Also her descriptions of nature are so exuisite I have the strongest desire to run off into a forest and never be seen again Arrgghhh I didn exuisite I have the strongest desire to run off into a forest and never be seen again Arrgghhh I didn read the first part first I d read Nicola Griffith s previous book featuring the same protagonist Aud Torvingen about seven ears ago and couldn t recall much in terms of plot or mood as I began to read this oneThat is until a scene of climactic violence by ways of superhuman ferocity courtesy of the protagonist sudde. Aud it rhymes with shroud Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes She can restore a log cabin with antiue tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir Aud is. ,
Nly erupted about halfway into the book Thi The climax of the first book was absolutely heartbreaking In this novel ou are left with the feeling climax of the first book was absolutely heartbreaking In this novel ou are left with
the feeling has managed to crawl out of the hole she found herself in There is trouble brewing on thefeeling has managed to crawl out of the hole she found herself in There is trouble brewing on the of course but she has made great strides towards finding her balance again Griffith does amazing things with this character who in the hands of a lesser writer could easily have turned into a clich d badass former police officer Stay is a worthy seuel to The Blue Place I m looking forward to reading the third book It will be interesting to see if Aud can hang on to her new found humanityFul Random Comments review With gritty writing that binds Jane of Gowlands you to the sounds smells and sights of each scene s surrounding Griffith has her character struggling not only with grief but how to stay a real person after being smacked down the first time she tried see the previous bookLess a mystery than a revenge tale combined with a story of re connection I really liked it This was a very good seuel to The Blue Place Ifou have not read The Blue Place The Piper in the Wind yet do not read this one untilou do For those who have know how heartbreaking Th I am empathetic towards Aud in Slow River Aud Torvingen 4 and Always Aud Torvingen 3 less so with Aud in Stay Aud Torvingen 2 A compelling and ending Wow PROTAGONIST Aud TorvingenSETTING North CarolinaSERIES 2 of 3RATING 425WHY After the death of her lover Julia for which she was partially responsible Aud Torvingen retreats into an isolated life in the mountains of North Carolina where she is building a cabin Although she d like to she can t refuse when her oldest friend Dornan asks her to find his fianc e Tammy Aud finds that Tammy has gone to New York an. A hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority In the aftermath of her lover's murder the last thing a grieving Aud wants is another case Against her better judgment she agrees to track down an old friend's runaway fiancée and finds herse. .