Trying to remember the name of a thriller I read

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  1. Ish macrumors 68010

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    I got the book I'm looking for from the library a few years ago and I'd like to read it again but can't remember the title or the author. I'd like to buy it to read it on holiday in a few days.

    Set in the USA I believe. A young woman reporter(?) walks round a corner to find there's been an explosion in a hotel and some of the people have been brought outside. She's the first reporter on the scene and begins to photograph, then later to investigate. It's quite a photography based novel and she has a Leica. At one point she has to go into a camera shop to buy a new lens to replace a broken one. There's a twist in the story which I won't divulge

    Not much to go on I'm afraid, but can anyone help please?
     
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    'You've Been Warned' by James Patterson & Howard Roughan?
     
  3. kenoh, Sep 5, 2016
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    Do you remember the name of the protagonist or anything? not the Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman is it?
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    You may have nailed it there. Leica R9... body bags from a hotel....
     
  4. Ish thread starter macrumors 68010

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    That looks worth reading! It's not the one I'm looking for though, I'm afraid. The story is about the investigation.

    Sorry, I can't remember any more details, just that I enjoyed it! :( Not very helpful is it? I think it's a one off, rather than part of a series. I was just hoping maybe someone had read it as well and could say what it is.



    Thank you both for your thoughts!
     
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    PM me the twist in the tale as you remember it... and I will keep searching... it is bugging me now... thx... :)
     
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    Well now I want to read one of these books! Perfect timing as I just finished my current one. Perhaps we should do this more regularly? Share/recommend books with a photography story line or character?
     
  8. Ish thread starter macrumors 68010

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    Thanks Ken, I'll hang on as you might want to read it sometime and that'd spoil it :)

    Sorry. But thanks!

    That's a great idea! You never know, mine might turn up in the list :D
     
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    I'm checking in at the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller forums and see if any bookworms can help.

    Thread is here if you want to check in on it.
     
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    I just ordered "you've been warned"... sat on my kindle ready to go...
     
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    Thank you @E3BK. Sorry I'm driving you crazy! ;)
     
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    Can the library pull up in their system what you borrowed in that period to help narrow it down?
     
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    Well, crazy in a good way. I just want to know what it is so I can read it too! lol
     
  14. Ish thread starter macrumors 68010

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    That's a good suggestion. :) Last day at home now so I'll ask when I get back.
     
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    Any luck on the name of this as yet @Ish?
    I just remembered this thread browsing books and curious
     
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    Turned out to be a good book. Good twist...
     
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    Sorry, I haven't. I was just thinking about it last night :(

    Thanks for the recommendation Ken! I've just reserved it at the library—there's only one copy and it's in a far flung part of the county. If nothing else, at least I'll get a good read out of the search. :)
     
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    Brilliant idea for a thread, @kenoh, @Ish, @needfx, @E3BK, @xylitol, @OzBok & @Doylem.

    This thread, or another?

    Okay, I'll bite and add a recommendation: Personally, I love the book "The Glass Palace" by the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh. The book covers the lives and times of a series of interlocking characters across a few generations in Burma, India, and Malaysia from the 1880s until the 1990s.

    And - in the second half of the book - there is a wonderful character who is a photographer - it is his profession, - one that starts as a hobby - but becomes his profession, his life's philosophy, and what he uses to shape and define his life and his world view.

    There are nice vignettes on photography - nuggets threaded through the narrative about the history of photography in India, and photographs of the characters play a role in the narrative, both as they are taken and as they reappear to be discussed, pored over, and examined and remembered decades later.
     
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    I do have great ideas, even if I do not word them out! :D
     
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    Well, "The Glass Palace" was where I first came across a discussion about Edward Weston's photograph "The Nautilus", for example.
     
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    This is a great idea except I am concerned that your (@Scepticalscribe) higher proficiency with our language means you are likely a fan of higher quality works shall we say. I meanwhile like a good murder mystery being a fan of Jeffrey Deaver, James Patterson and Lee Child at present.

    In fact, my youngest Amelia was named Amelia after Amelia Sachs the main female character in the Lincoln Rhyme series from Jeffrey Deaver. Amelia Sachs being a strong red head and our Amelia, well yes, looking to be following in those lines!
     
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    I suggest posting in this thread on MobileRead's Forums: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34005
    You'll need to "join" the forum first, but that's easy. MR is a very ebook orientated site, but there are a large number of bibliophiles that are regulars and there is an ever present ongoing thread for such requests.
     
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    Well, one of the reasons I loved The Glass Palace is that it is a good old fashioned story with terrific characters, and a lovely linear narrative structure; I also liked the vignettes of - and disquisitions on - history, social, cultural, and political - tucked into the story, on stuff such as rubber plantations, Burma's royal family, fashion and photography, - it is the kind of book I like, a great story, but I learned a lot while reading it.

    Suffice to say, my mother also loved it, as did some of my friends to whom I recommended it; when I was away for months at a time in Georgia a few years ago, she had asked me for lists of (good) books to read, and I recommended The Glass Palace to her; she adored it, and was completely gripped by it.
     

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