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  • Fiction

    El largo sueño de Laura Cohen

    by Mercedes de Vega

    A frenetic psychological thriller that turns out to be an incisive reflection on identity, revenge and family secrets.A few days after losing her husband in a traffic accident, Laura Cohen, a Spanish psychiatrist based in Montreal, takes on as a patient a man traumatized by his past. When he disappears without a trace after their third ses-sion, Laura will begin to look for him, attracted by an un-expected connection between the man and her deceased husband.This investigation will plunge her in a dangerous network of conspiracies, kidnappings, hidden experiments and torture that date back to World War II and the Holocaust, and will lead her to question her origins, her marriage and her life till that moment in time.Mercedes de Vega changes her register with her most ambitious work to date: backed by an excellently crafted prose and an accurate portrayal of the characters, she weaves a plot of intrigue perfectly concocted, full of sur-prising twists and revelations, which does not slow down its addictive rhythm for a second.

  • Fiction

    El mensaje de Pandora

    Siempre que un dogma cae, un nuevo mundo nace

    by Javier Sierra

    On the day Arys turns eighteen, a large green envelope arrives from Athens. It contains a handwritten letter, filled with drawings and diagrams, that has been sent to her by her aunt. The letter’s tone in some ways feels like a farewell, and in its opening lines her aunt recalls some of her most treasured memories of Arys, including conversations and travels inspired by their shared passion for Greek mythology. Arys’s aunt reveals that over the course of her life she has faced many illnesses and, more importantly, a few pandemics like the one that has recently paralyzed the entire world. In fact, it’s the outbreak of covid-19 that has prompted her to write to her niece. She feels an urgency to do so because Arys represents the future...a future that finds itself sorely threatened. In turning to ancient myths and stories from Classical Greece, this epistolary novel explores various ways of approaching the meaning of life, as well as that of death. These two energies are mutually dependent upon each other, just as light relies on darkness to manifest itself in all its splendor. Arys’s aunt invites her niece to reflect upon the origin of plagues, pandemics, viruses, sickness – by situating them in a place we seldom explore. Pandora's Message is an inspiring text that utilizes simple direct language, akin to that of a fable, to transmit a fundamental, even lyrical, understanding of the fact that the Earth and its evolution are intrinsically related to what happens in the rest of the Universe. And that only from such a point of view will we manage to face the challenges that life presents us. If the letter is read in the heat of the covid-19 pandemic, it will help us to face the "monster," the Pestilence, in a different manner, more openly and optimistically.

  • Fiction

    El sonido de tu cabello

    by Juan Ramón Biedma

    The most crime-ridden and fatally romantic of Biedma's stories, winner of the XXI Premio Unicaja de Novela Fernando Quiñones. It dawns in the three thousand dwellings, Seville, one of the most dangerous suburbs in Europe. From the evangelical church, cordoned off by riot police, a team of forensic operators exit, pushing a stretcher with the tortured and mutilated body of a young woman. Inspector Perpetua Carrizo, in charge of the investigation (and responsible for another search, life-and-death, which does not appear on any record), enters the neighborhood, before the worried expression of her colleagues. Set Santiago, a lawyer who after serving five years in prison, survives as a court appointed lawyer and collecting payments for a moneylender, will be in charge of the alleged murderer's defense, opposite Sacramento, the counsel for the prosecution. A brilliant scenic gaze and a set of characters of great narrative power complete this finely fitted cog that moves between Seville and Ciudad Juárez, and has decades of unsolved femicides, clandestine workshops, drug supermarkets and a lot of moral ambiguity. In the shadow of the "mule", the gypsies' specter, comes back life to settle pending accounts.

  • Fiction

    Infamia

    by Ledicia Costas

    The best news for lovers of literary psychological thriller: The irruption of the novelist Ledicia Costas in the panorama of Spanish fiction. Emma Cruz is a lawyer and professor of criminal law. She moves to the small Galician town of Merlo, to teach at the university, ignorant of the fact that the place is marked by misfortune. Her arrival coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the disappearance of the Giraud sisters, who at the time seemed to have vanished into thin air. Thus, Emma, will discover that the inhabitants of Merlo keep unspeakable secrets. What happened to the Giraud sisters? Are they dead? And if so, who is to blame? And why did they never find their bodies? Infamy is a psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems. A fast-pace novel that seizes the reader till the limits of the human condition. A story of love, hate and madness.

  • Fiction

    La sangre de Colón

    Un apasionante thriller que discurre entre el misterio del origen de Colón y las consecuencias del Descubrimiento

    by Miguel Ruiz Montañez

    Álvaro, an expert historian in the life of Christopher Columbus, has been retired for years since he married a marquise, turned into a Sevillian young man. But his world collapses when his wife suddenly asks for a divorce. Ruined and cornered in an old ramshackle house, he refuses to give up and decides to fight for the woman he loves, who now lives with a Mexican millionaire. To get it back, he undertakes a risky strategy on TV sets, participating in programs from the heart. When everything collapses around him, he finds a portrait of Columbus (whose true face is still unknown to this day), who appears by accident under a false painting in a box in the attic. This great discovery will allow him to resume his career as a researcher from the top and, also, with world notoriety, a new opportunity to win back his wife, the Marquise. Everything gets complicated when the statue of the Discoverer is blown up in Columbus Circle, in New York, during the official presentation of the portrait. Álvaro will be hopelessly dragged into a spiral of events, forced to start a desperate race to regain his honor and be able to save his life ...

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