28 January 2014

Today's Read & Giveaway: North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo

North of Boston by Elisabeth EloSuppose you survived an accident at sea but your friend did not. Would you feel obligated to help his widow (a childhood friend) and his son? How far would you go to learn the truth if you began to suspect that the shipwreck was in fact not an accident at all? That's what Pirio Kasparov must figure out.

"He was a loser," Thomasina says, head lolling. "But he was a good loser." A fifth of Stolichnaya has put her in a nasty, forgiving mood. I'm tempted to take a few shots myself to medicate my grief and survivor's guilt. But someone has to stay sober for Noah.
North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo (Penguin USA / Pamela Dorman Books, 2014, p. 1)

Quick Facts
  • Setting: current times, Boston area, the North Atlantic, northern Canada
  • Circumstances: Pirio and her friend Ned were victims of a hit and run by a freighter in the North Atlantic. Pirio miraculously survives, Ned does not
  • Genre: thriller / mystery
  • Added themes: the fishing industry, the environment, animal rights, perfume, shipping laws
  • Characters: Pirio, her father (a perfume magnate), and step-mother; Thomasina (Pirio's friend with a serious alcohol problem) and Noah (a brilliant boy and Pirio's godson); Russell (an investigative reporter with an interest in the case); various government & Navy personnel; people from Ned's past
  • What I know so far: the writing pulled me in and the characters are keeping me there; I've read only a few chapters, and I'm already curious about Pirio, Ned, and the accident
  • Recommended for: people who like a good balance between character-driven and action-driven novels; lovers of mysteries and thrillers
  • Extras: Elo grew up in a sailing family and once had a job working with dolphins; she's also writing a second Pirio novel; check out her website for photos, downloads, and more
The Giveaway

I hope I caught your attention because I think Elisabeth Elo has written a winner. And lucky for you, the nice people at Pamela Dorman Books have offered to send one of my readers with a U.S. mailing address a copy of North of Boston. All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is to fill out the following form. I'll pick a winner via random number generator on February 10. Once the winner is confirmed, I'll delete all personal information from my computer.



ISBN-13: 9780670015658
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25 comments:

Laurie C 1/28/14, 6:30 AM  

I've been seeing this one mentioned here and there, and it sounds good!

rhapsodyinbooks 1/28/14, 6:42 AM  

The part about maybe not being an accident sounds interesting.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 1/28/14, 6:54 AM  

Makes me curious for more --good intro, enjoy and thanks for joining in.

Paulita 1/28/14, 8:03 AM  

Interesting ideas. Hope you like this one. Here's Mine

gautami tripathy 1/28/14, 8:47 AM  

Seems like my kind of read!

Do check my post!

Kathy Martin 1/28/14, 8:48 AM  

Sounds like an interesting thriller. One with no heroes. My teasers this week are from Carousel Sun by Sharon Lee and Cress by Marissa Meyer. Happy reading!

Karen B 1/28/14, 9:02 AM  

Jungle Red Writers had a great blog on this book and author a while back. I think it sounds terrific!

Catherine Healey 1/28/14, 9:02 AM  

I like the sound of this one and am adding it to my Good Reads list.

My Book Club Librarian Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-47.html

grammajudyb 1/28/14, 9:14 AM  

This one sounds interesting. I would keep reading.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 1/28/14, 9:27 AM  

You definitely caught my attention with this one...thanks for sharing.

Here's MY TUESDAY POST

JoAnn 1/28/14, 9:37 AM  

I certainly fall into the category of preferring "a good balance between character-driven and action-driven novels". This one sounds interesting!

Literary Feline 1/28/14, 10:16 AM  

This sounds like my kind of book. I hope it continues to be good for you!

rhonda 1/28/14, 10:50 AM  

I've been reading a lot about this book .sounds perfect for me.

Nise' 1/28/14, 11:33 AM  

You did get my attention! I am putting this book on my TBR list.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) 1/28/14, 12:25 PM  

I've seen this book featured a few times in the past week. Definitely sounds good.

Alex W. 1/28/14, 12:51 PM  

It sounds like an interesting read. I enjoy mystery/thrillers. I entered the giveaway so hopefully I'll get a chance to read it. *fingers crossed* You can drop by my First Chapter post here

Amy Meyer 1/28/14, 1:23 PM  

This book sounds mesmerizing. It's a great setting and I really like some of the themes. The characters sound interesting and I always enjoy good writing.

Thank you for bringing this book to my attention, Candace and offering it in a giveaway.

mydogearedpurpose.com 1/28/14, 1:55 PM  

This book looks good! And good teaser!! Here is mine:
Teaser Tuesday - The Barkeep

Heather 1/28/14, 2:01 PM  

Had not heard of this one previously, but it sounds good! My teaser: I’m the Vampire, That’s Why

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) 1/28/14, 3:19 PM  

This book looks great, adding it to my TBR list - I love a good balance between character driven and plot driven novels!

Here's mine:
http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/memoirs/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-brain-on-fire-by-susannah-cahalan/

Margot 1/28/14, 4:55 PM  

I like your beginning. It definitely set the stage for the first paragraph. I'd like to read more.

Shelley Munro 1/29/14, 2:42 AM  

This one grabbed my attention. Nice teaser.

Daryl 1/29/14, 2:06 PM  

sounds very interesting ...thanks

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