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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I bought this nearly two years ago, during a short stop in Changi on the way back to Australia from Europe.
I started it on the plane, thinking I needed something to read and then promptly fell asleep most of the way back to Australia. For some reason I did not return to it until a few weeks back. It had been on my unread books list for some time, and I don't know why I did get around to it. Coming into a series at the third novel has some disadvantages, but none that detract from the overall enjoyment.
The story unfolds while Rome is in the grip of an extraordinary blizzard, just before Christmas. There is a murder in the Pantheon that quickly involves the presence of the FBI, because the victim and perpetrator are American. This is not a short book, but for the most part the writing, characterisation and plotting is engaging.
The solution is a very slow reveal, which might make one impatient, if it were not for how youngest drawn into the world of Nic, Gianni and Leo. That is the best part of the book. It makes up for the weakest part of the book, the time spent on the psychology of the serial killer they are all hunting. I will not say more, otherwise there will be spoilers. I recommend this author and I want to read more, but I would suggest starting with the first in the series.
One person found this helpful. I love his two italian Detectives.
David Hewson can spin a tale. You don't need to read the previous Nick Costa mysteries to read this one. This is a good starting place. Wanneer de rechercheurs Nic Costa en Gianni Peroni bij de oude Romeinse tempel aankomen, treffen zij een gruwelijk tafereel aan. Onder de zacht neerdalende sneeuw ligt het vreselijk toegetakelde lichaam van een vrouw. De verminkingen verwijzen naar de Vitruviaanse Man van Leonardo Da Vinci, een mysterieus symbool dat alles te maken heeft met d.
De verminkingen verwijzen naar de Vitruviaanse Man van Leonardo Da Vinci, een mysterieus symbool dat alles te maken heeft met de Gulden Snede, de maatstaf voor de architectuur in de renaissance. Recensie s NBD Biblion recensie Midden onder het open dak van het Pantheon in Rome wordt het lijk van een naakte Amerikaanse vrouw gevonden; in haar rug is een bepaald symbool gekerfd. De drie uit de vorige romans van Hewson bekende Romeinse politiemannen worden aan het werk gezet om uit te vinden wie dit gedaan heeft en waarom.
Daarbij worden ze o. Ondertussen heeft de lezer al een beeld van de dader omdat een deel van diens acties al voor hem onthuld is. Het verhaal biedt eigenlijk weinig meer dan menig ander boek in dit genre. Ook de ontknoping is voor een doorgewinterde lezer geen openbaring; wie minder vergelijkbare boeken kent zal echter behoorlijk verrast zijn. Toch weet de auteur zijn verhaal qua spanningsopbouw net datgene mee te geven waardoor het boven het gemiddelde uitstijgt; bovendien zijn z'n hoofdfiguren mensen met herkenbare hebbelijkheden.
Voor wie Rome kent, is dit boek extra aardig omdat het zo nu en dan kenmerken van een topografische roman vertoont. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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The Sacred Cut has ratings and 73 reviews. el_quijote said: The they should have stopped writing about, but I have read Books (this is book 3) and .. In David Hewson's The Sacred Cut, the third installment in the Nic Costa series. The Sacred Cut (Nic Costa) Mass Market Paperback – August 29, by out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews. Book 3 of 10 in the Nic Costa Mysteries Series.
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When Detective Nic Costa arrives at the scene, he is unprepared for what he finds, or for the ambush that leaves his only witness vanished into the night. The dead woman was American. But one agent, beautiful, blond Emily Deacon, has yet another story to tell Nic—about a stunning act of deception that may lead back to the U. From its haunting opening to its nerve-shattering climax, The Sacred Cut defies all our expectations, proving once again the unique and compelling genius of David Hewson.
From the Hardcover edition. Paperback , pages. Published August 29th by Dell first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Sacred Cut , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. What I will say is David Hewson is a fine writer. He develops characters extremely well. He writes for an intelligent audience. This book was set in Rome and was full of artistic and architectural detail.
And he can tell a damn fine tale. All of which is why I thoroughly enjoyed the story and recommend it. The only down side of this novel was it showed similarities to the recent Dale Brownesque story lines of finding a few too many hidden meanings in everything, which can get a little over dramatic at times. The author is very descriptive. There is a murder in the Pantheon.
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The body has a strange design carved into the skin. Ciara has to work with the FBI stop killing that are occurring. I plan to read the first book because it made reference to his old partner Rossi. Jul 08, AV AV rated it really liked it. Net geen pageturner, maar ik wil het boek wel graag zo snel mogelijk uit lezen.
Dat is gelukt, gedreven door nieuwsgierigheid. Minpuntje, de clou van het verhaal komt onnodig moeilijk tot stand. De auteur verdrinkt op sommige momenten in te wollige beschrijvingen of weidt uit in beschrijvingen van de stad Rome, die er eigenlijk helemaal niet toe doen. De karakters komen wel leuk tot leven. Een erg leuke detectiveserie vermengd met leuke feitjes over de geschiedenis en architectuur van Rome, maar waarin ook de recente geschiedenis een belangrijke rol speelt.
Nov 05, Matthew Clifford rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This is the first time I've read a David Hewson's book and I've got to say his style of writings or the details he paid attentions to is much more meticulous than what Dan Brown has done for The Sacred Cut's major contender - The Da Vinci Code, though I wouldn't go as far as saying that this book in itself is better than Dan Brown's hit like the reviews on the cover of my copy said.
There is no argument in the band of characters Hewson introduced - they all have very intriguing backstories, parti This is the first time I've read a David Hewson's book and I've got to say his style of writings or the details he paid attentions to is much more meticulous than what Dan Brown has done for The Sacred Cut's major contender - The Da Vinci Code, though I wouldn't go as far as saying that this book in itself is better than Dan Brown's hit like the reviews on the cover of my copy said.
There is no argument in the band of characters Hewson introduced - they all have very intriguing backstories, particularly Laila, and Hewson also has his own way of squeezing in great details about individual characters in-between events as so to make it gripping but not boring or diverting from the main course of the events.
However the main problem in this book all boiled down to the plot in itself. The plot held great potentials, and I was halfway into believing this is like a different replica of The Da Vinci Code reading the synopsis and some of the reviews - the whole shebang about underground cults or some vague horror pieces of the Middle Ages most people don't know about. But I was seriously disappointed when the whole thing - all of the buildups from the mysterious narrations of Bill Kaspar's obsessions over symmetry or the Sacred Cut in itself , all of the suspicious activities from the FBI, Simple, and a bit shallow.
Lewis wrote the entire Narnia series then end with the children waking up from a mere dream. It was, again, disappointing. It didn't add up to the expectations Hewson has so beautifully crafted from the readers. The plot has great potentials. Too bad it took a wrong turn.
I think so far this is my least favourite of the Nic Costa series. I have read 4 of them. I would suggest that this could be a case of an author starting well and then fading with a hero that they should have stopped writing about, but I have read Books this is book 3 and book 5 I read them out of order and book 5 was actually my favourite, so perhaps this is not the case.
I found I did not really engage with this story. I don;t know if it was the use of American secret services in this I think so far this is my least favourite of the Nic Costa series. I don;t know if it was the use of American secret services in this one which took it away from the battles between the different Rome departments or if it was just the story of this particular bunch of characters I did not engage with.
Costa was not one of the main parts of this book - his partner Gianii Peroni was, which wasn't a bad thing as you really got to know this character and his girlfriend, Teresa Lupo more, but it was the wooden characters around them that failed to build the plot of this story which meant at the end, apart from wanting Costa, Peroni and Falcone to come out OK I really couldn't have cared less what happened to the other characters in the book.
Normally Hewson manages to write so that you end up feeling some sympathy for the criminals in the book. Her certainly managed that in book 5, but in this one I just wanted to shake every single American character and tell them to get a grip - or maybe that was the point? There was just too much 'romance' and 'nostalgia' centred around missions in to Iraq prior to the first Gulf War and beyond.
Sadly, authors cannot predict how the future will change their books when they are grounded in real events and unfortunately I think that is what has happened here. I would still like to read more of Hewson's books as I am hopeful this is just a one off book in the series where I just did not engage with the story. Jul 27, Bonnie rated it really liked it. The setting is Rome and it is snowing like it has not snowed for twenty years. Nic Costa and Gianni are plainclothes policemen working five days before Christmas with a photographer when suddenly the photographer is shot and dies in front of the Pantheon.
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