Eine verlässliche Frau: Roman by Robert Goolrick

Eine verlässliche Frau: Roman

byRobert Goolrick, Martin Ruben Becker

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2010 | German

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Die Chance ihres Lebens ist der Tod - Gefährliche Liebschaften: Ein Mann, eine Frau und ein tödlicher Plan

Eine Kleinstadt in Wisconsin 1907. Er ist ein nicht mehr ganz junger, vermögender Geschäftsmann, der per Annonce eine »verlässliche Frau« sucht. Sie antwortet, dass sie »einfach und ehrlich« ist. Aber die schöne junge Frau, die Ralph Truitt an einem eisigen Wintertag im Schnee am Bahnhof abholt, ist alles andere als das. Catherine Land ist eine Frau mit Vergangenheit, und sie hat nur ein Ziel: Wisconsin möglichst schnell als reiche Witwe wieder zu verlassen. Sie ahnt nicht, dass auch der nach außen hin so unnahbare Ralph ein Mann voller unterdrückter Leidenschaften ist, der seine ganz eigenen Pläne verfolgt. Ein tödliches Ränkespiel beginnt. Womit keiner der beiden gerechnet hat, ist die Liebe.

Title:Eine verlässliche Frau: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:btb VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641049083

ISBN - 13:9783641049089

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One thing has always stuck with me I couldn't put this book down. There were beautiful passages - full of tragedy and longing and surprise. It was an engrossing read, but I found almost the entire story left me very shortly after reading it. Little proved memorable...except for three words that repeated through the story. Such thing happen. Those three words were powerfully used and have never left my mind, even though the story failed to stay.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not great but not bad It was an interesting book to see how one can be so desperate that they can become tolerable of things they would have been earlier in life. Dragged in some areas but over all the book was ok.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't Love It! In a nutshell I was disappointed. I picked up this book thinking it might be good to put into book club. Unfortunately, I decided it wasn’t good enough. For me the characters were flawed, unlikable, and unrealistic. I couldn’t sympathize with any of them. The story was quite dark and seemed to overly revolve around sex. Now don’t get me wrong I don’t mind a little sex in a book. However, this book took that to another level. Literally, if the main character wasn’t having sex, then he was talking about sex or he was thinking about it. On a positive note, the story did have some beautiful sentences and the harshness of life in the early 1900s in the Midwestern United States was clearly depicted. And even though for some the plot might have been predictable, I think for others there would be a few unexpected twists. Overall, I would say if you are someone who has lots of time to read, give it a shot. If not, I would suggest giving it a miss.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I could not put this book down. It was a book I decided to purchase on a wim and found it to be a story of deception, lies and the bonds and release of family (sometimes the best way to love is to set them free). I loved the way main character lives today (in the now) and not harbours the past. I Definitely recommend this book!
Date published: 2011-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was good, but I couldn't connect with the characters. 3.5 stars Ralph is in his mid-50s and is lonely. He has been alone for 20 years and longs for a wife. He places an ad, which is answered by Catherine, who is 20 years younger than he is, but Catherine has misrepresented herself and has plans of her own... The perspective shifted between Ralph and Catherine, though we followed Catherine more often than Ralph. Overall, it was good. I liked the story, but I had trouble connecting to the characters. They felt distant, and I don't know if that's because it was told in the third person, or if it was the writing style, if it was meant to be like that, or if it was for some other reason. I'm sure I would have liked it more if I could have connected to them more.
Date published: 2011-05-15