Offer valid for new subscribers only.† Conditions apply. Words: 866, Paragraphs: 15, Pages: 3 . plum Member Exclusive. by Bernhard Aichner. Please call ahead to confirm inventory. I’m not sure if I should admit that I got a certain. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. The stark, plain language had the same feel as that movie and Uma Thurman became Blum in my imagination. [Especially the main character, Brünhilde Blum was not very well thought of : I don't have a master's degree in psychology, but you would expect someone experiencing such traumatic childhood to find it hard to be even able to create a functional, lov. Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50. Blum has a secret buried deep in her past. Start by marking “Woman of the Dead” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The fact that Blum as a woman, later aided by Reza an employee at the funeral home, who himself has a back story of violence and immigration, adds a karma-like feel to their pursuit of the guilty, compounding the intensity of Aichner’s sociological observations on the plight of immigrants throughout Europe. She thinks things like 'I bet he wants my c***' - that is not a direct quote but you get the picture. She thought she'd left the past behind. Lesen Sie rein! Once we got to the meat of the revenge plot, I was really enjoying it. I’m not sure if I should admit that I got a certain satisfaction from the vigilante-style revenge the main character wreaks on all the “bad guys” in this story (but yes, secretly I did), some of which still haunts me in my nightmares. I’m always on the lookout for crime and thriller books with a difference. TOTENFRAU von Bernhard Aichner erscheint im März 2014 bei Btb Blum ist Bestatterin. Hat die 53-jährige wirklich ihr Todesurteil unterschrieben, als sie eines Tages etwas mit nach Hause genommen hat, was sie besser im Laden…, Sommer 1987. November 2016 | 19 Uhr Zur Eröffnung spricht LA Dr. Beate Palfrader Ausstellung: 5.11.2016 – 14.01.2017 Templ… Language: german. Perhaps a nod to the translator Anthea Bell is warranted here for the exact and compelling translation that fuels this intensity throughout. This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. Very Dexteresque but her obliviousness to the perpetrator right before her very eyes was incredible. She thought she’d left the past behind. Sign up to get exclusive offers, the best in books & more. by Orion Publishing Ltd. Paper type: Review , Subject: Book Reviews . As I have said Aichner pulls no punches where the subject of sexual and physical violence arises, and this merely compounded for me his wider comment on the subject of sex-trafficking and abuse that young women immigrants can encounter in their search for a better life. The twists were underwhelming as I didn't really care about any of the characters and I think the author tried much too hard to be shocking and disgusting. I received a copy of Woman of the Dead through Goodreads Firstreads. Woman of the Dead, will surprise as it horrifies." Mark has been killed by the men he was investigating. I felt distant from the characters, that I didn’t get to know them very well, and everything fell into place with relative ease in terms of the story line, one part leading quickly on to the next. Oh dear, this just didn't hit the spot I'm afraid and isn't worth a full review. Keine Bemerkung ist zu viel, aber jedes Wort wichtig. The main character is an unlikable psychopath, the storyline both improbable and predictable, and much of the violence within seems to be included for shock value only. Totenhaus: Bestatterin Brunhilde Blum 2 (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Bernhard Aichner, Wolfram Koch, Der Hörverlag: Books She thought she'd left the past behind. When Blum's beloved husband is killed in a hit and run she is nearly destroyed until she learns that he was deliberately targeted. http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9780297608479, FICTION: Funeral-based jobs (Mortician, Funeral Director, Undertaker, etc), A Debut Novelist's 2020 Reading that Mirrors Our Timeline. Both have been very strong. Blum fährt Motorrad, sie trinkt gerne und ist glücklich verheiratet. A dark and disturbing tale of vengeance and violence, Woman of the Dead is the first novel by Bernhard Aichner to feature Blum, mother, mortician and murderer. He didn't quite pull it off I'm afraid. This book, the first of a trilogy, has been a #1 bestseller in Austria so I requested an ARC of its English translation to be released on August 25. Please login to your account first; Need help? Even though, going by the descriptions of her early introduction into the workings of the family business, her father wasn't exactly Father of the Year material. Ein dreizehnjähriger Junge schlägt sieben Mal mit einem Golfschläger auf seine Mitschülerin ein und richtet ein Blutbad an. Prices may vary in store. Shop amongst our popular books, including 10, Vengeances, Woman of the Dead and more from bernhard aichner. Every so often I come across a book that just doesn't do it for me at all. The other being Arango's The Truth and Other Lies. You may be interested in Powered by Rec2Me Der Fund. But only their hated parents must finally give peace and come to terms with the inevitable. Overall, this was a brave, unsettling, but hugely compelling crime thriller that I can’t recommend highly enough if you are of stout heart and stomach. But then Mark, the man she loves, dies. Teil 2 der Totenfrau-Trilogie "Totenhaus " von Bernhard Aichner hat mich nicht enttäuscht,denn es ging wie gewohnt rasant,packend,spannend und mörderisch gut weiter. She has a thriving business, a husband she loves, and two little girls she adores. This was among the most likely premises of the story. It’s a strong message, strongly delivered, of the damaging effects, and the all too common danger and violence that these protagonists encounter, adding again to the power and intensity of the book. I would DEFINTELY not be stupid enough to upset this guy! Download Audiobooks by Bernhard Aichner to your device. It has a female protagonist, Blum, and unfortunately her character didn't feel quite right. Here we have a revenge thriller with psychopath mortician/loving mommy in the leading role, and I just flat out didn't care for it. I wish I could give more stars but the way it was written, made it hard for me to immerse myself in the story. . She thought she'd left the past behind. Blum is a mortician—an outspoken woman in a male dominated profession. I wanted to like this book more than I did. Originally written in German, and translated to English by Anthea Bell, I really wanted to like this book more then I did. Wer hat die Supermarktverkäuferin, die doch nie jemand etwas zuleide getan hat, auf dem Gewissen? Oh dear, this just didn't hit the spot I'm afraid and isn't worth a full review. If you can cope with sometimes graphic violence and don't mind the fact that the protagonist is a serial killer, this is the book for you. I suppose for the main character Blum, she’s somewhat removed/not present for aspects of her life, very matter of fact, and also I. Year: 2014. The book was a huge success in Europe and Anthea Bell has done a good job in translating this story from its original, German text. Characters were like plastic dolls - without a bit of uniqueness. To put it short, the book failed both at creating puzzles to occupy your brain and to create a tense moments. Bernhard Aichner. Lucky for me that I love my thrillers dark and disturbed and really enjoyed it, though it should come with a heavy trigger warning: this is one twisted tale. The book opens with the protagonist staging the murder of her adoptive parents as an accident. The riveting number-one best seller from Austria: the story of an undertaker - a "vengeance goddess" with a dark past - who makes a vow to hunt down her husband's murderers. Started out promising, but then began every a little too "Kill Bill" for me. Shop Safely in Stores. 3.49 avg rating • (1,135 ratings by Goodreads) Hardcover ISBN 10: 1476775613 ISBN 13: 9781476775616. Aichner's character is so strongly realised that, like Dexter, the reader wills her on to succeed. Vivid, tense, and written with breakneck narration, this novel introduces Bernhard Aichner as a rising star in crime fiction. And revenge is a dish best served bloody. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. To see what your friends thought of this book. Tiene una buena vida. File: EPUB, 485 KB. Buy a copy today! Bernhard Aichner (geb. His death looks like Bernhard Aichner’s most popular book is Woman of the Dead. She is also the loving mother of two young children, adored by those around her for her kind heart, her strength, and her sharp wit. Auf dem Dachboden eines Bauernhauses wird ein Mädchen brutal ermordet. But then Mark, the man she loves, dies. Aichner Bernhard. One of the criticisms that some other reviewers have raised is that there is not enough reason given for Blum killing her parents. We’d love your help. † Conditions apply. I bet the translator couldn’t translate fast enough, because I couldn’t read fast enough! Likewise, the simple and dispassionate feel to Aichner’s prose, heightens the emotionally intense and claustrophobic feel to the novel. If this is what Eichner intended, he succeeded, but it is not a b. Bernhard Eichner, a German writer, tried to do something different in writing a thriller/mystery in which the protagonist is a woman. Für die Recherche dazu arbeitete Aichner ein halbes Jahr bei einem Bestattungsinstitut als Aushilfe. Für seine Arbeit wurde er mit mehreren Literaturpreisen und Stipendien ausgezeichnet. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nach den Spannungsromanen Nur Blau (2006) und Schnee kommt (2009) erschienen bei Haymon die Max-Broll-Krimis Die Schöne und der Tod (2010), Für immer tot (2011) und Leichenspiele (2012). Bernhard Aichner ist nicht bloß in Österreich ein Bestsellerautor, er sorgt weltweit für Furore mit der Blum-Trilogie - zurecht, es gibt derzeit kaum einen Autor, der so packend zu plotten vermag wie dieser Mann aus dem Alpen, das ist schon einzigartig. It has a female protagonist, Blum, and unfortunately her character didn't feel quite right. KILL BILL meets DEXTER via THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, WOMAN OF THE DEAD is a wild ride of a thriller where the first stage of grief is revenge. Lucky for me that I love my thrillers dark and disturbed and really enjoyed it, though it should come with a heavy trigger warning: this is one twisted tale. Can't say I would recommend this one, a mediocre thriller at best. Totenfrau: Bestatterin Brunhilde Blum 1 (Audio Download): Bernhard Aichner, Christian Berkel, Der Hörverlag: Amazon.com.au: Audible She thinks things like 'I bet he wants my c***' - that is not a direct quote but you get the picture. WOMAN OF THE DEAD by Bernhard Aichner a Mystery, Suspense book ISBN-1476775613 ISBN13-9781476775616 with cover, excerpt, author notes, review link, and availability. I would DEFINTELY not be stupid enough to upset this guy! Learn more about Bernhard Aichner. Up to 50% off Black Friday Deals. I cannot understand why it was a bestseller. I’m usually a series/trilogy reader, so perhaps that’s part of it. The riveting No.1 bestseller from Austria: the story of an undertaker - a " Woman of the Dead is a horrifying thriller with strong links to Jeff Lindsay's Dexter, as Blum, too, becomes a relentless, remorseless killer. Series: Blum Trilogy #1 Author: Bernhard Aichner Published: 12 April 2015 (originally 14 October 2014), Orion Publishing Ltd Pages: 258 Source: Goodreads Firstreads Format: Hardback Rating: 4/5 "How far would you go to avenge the one you love? d-btb HC. I’m usually a series/trilogy reader, so perhaps that’s part of it. One jaw dropping reveal after another. ISBN 13: 978-3-641-13344-3. Listening to the audio version whilst driving home from work on a dark, lonely country road may not have been the best idea. Billed as a tantalising combination of Dexter, Kill Bill and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, here for your delectation and delight, is another highly enjoyable slice of European crime fiction. Totenhaus: Thriller by Aichner, Bernhard at AbeBooks.co.uk - ISBN 10: 3442714427 - ISBN 13: 9783442714421 - btb Verlag - 2016 - Softcover *FREE* shipping on eligible orders. Not the book for me, but if you enjoy violent crime fiction and escapist, revenge-driven storylines, it might be the book for you. Fighting against the tidal wave of loss this produces, Blum discovers through a series of her husband’s recordings of an interview with a young immigrant woman, that his death is inextricably linked to his investigation into this young woman’s experiences as a formerly imprisoned sex slave. Her charact. Soon they will be called only succinctly “Blum”. Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. This is a brutal, and unrelenting read, peppered with vivid scenes of violent that by turns shock and jolt the reader, and with the added frisson of many of these being committed by a woman, the shock value intensifies. Year: 2019. Aichner's character is so strongly realised that, like Dexter, the reader wills her on to succeed. By pure coincidence this was the second German novel I have read in succession. We offer many ways to get your gifts in time for the Holidays! Blum llora su muerte, de repente…, Blum ist Bestatterin.