Before joining NetGalley I never was up to date with books. I didn't bother to check the bestseller lists, always looking for free books or waiting for the more economic hardcover or finding something second hand.
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This week I was really lucky to receive the ARC of A Blossom of Brigth Light, a really extraordinary book.
It took me in immediately and kept me reading all night until 3 am and followed me into my dreams.
On the surface it is a crime mystery with a likeable and smart detective and his altruistic girlfriend.
But there's more to it. This book and the characters have depth.
It hurts to know that this fiction isn't as fictive as we would like it to be. These things happen: couples who don't talk about the things that really matter, politicians who overlook crimes and do favors in order to get elected, main purpose public opinion, illegal immigrants who endure all sorts of abuse out of fear, men who consciencelessly use girls like objects:
For about 24 hours I lived in Lake Holly, NY, among those Latinos, suffering with Adele, Vega and most of all with Luna, a 15-year-old girl in danger.