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Der Duft von Bergamotte ❮Read❯ ➵ Der Duft von Bergamotte ➸ Author Florentine Roth – Buyprobolan50.co.uk When her uncle suffers a heart attack young Berlin photographer Elisa Westphal returns to her family home in Düsseldorf for the first time in many years Relations have been strained ever since her fa When her uncle suffers a heart attack young Berlin photographer Elisa Westphal returns to her family Der Duft eBook × home in Düsseldorf for the first time in many years Relations have been strained ever since her father’s death and Elisa finds the reunion desperately uncomfortable It’s all made worse by the clash between her liberal big city ways and the rigid formality of life at the family manor It seems that everyone in town is behaving oddly even her childhood crush Is it simply old tensions reemerging or is something sinister at play When Elisa begins receiving menacing notes she sets to work narrowing down the suspects As the dangerous incidents pile up it seems to Elisa that someone is trying to chase her away But why.


About the Author: Florentine Roth

Florentine Roth is a photographer who lives in Düsseldorf.



10 thoughts on “Der Duft von Bergamotte

  1. Agnes (BookBubbe) Agnes (BookBubbe) says:

    Elisacame from an unusual family One that tore apart when her father died Both she and her mother moved But Elisa returns when she hears that her uncle was hospitalized with a heart attack But all is still not well with the family and returning not only brings back memories but also unearths many secrets Who is trying to get her to leave again? Notes appear strange things happen and even when her uncle returns from the hospitalall is not uiet She finds a new love there but her mother's call to leave the house disturbs her Keep reading because you will not find any answers until the very end when it all comes to a headbefore tragedy occurs her uncle finally lets her in on the family secretand oh what a secret


  2. Carla Carla says:

    One of the least favourite of any books I've received for a free giveaway thus far from Net Gallery I'm glad the publisher only asks for an honest review because that's what I'm going to give If this is how books are written and published by some publishing houses I'm really skeptical about what's out there It's a story of a young photographer who returns to her Uncles home in Dusseldorf to be with family while her Uncle is in hospital She's been away for many years I would say that this book reads like it was written by a teenager It's disjointed tries to be mysterious and has two angels in it that are so outdated and nauseating that I had trouble finishing it This reminds me of a rummage sale book find that no one can remember how they got it in the first place Forgettable


  3. Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) says:

    'When her uncle suffers a heart attack young Berlin photographer Elisa Westphal returns to her family home in Düsseldorf for the first time in many years Relations have been strained ever since her father’s death and Elisa finds the reunion desperately uncomfortable It seems that everyone in town is behaving oddly even her childhood crush Is it simply old tensions reemerging or is something sinister at play? When Elisa begins receiving menacing notes she sets to work narrowing down the suspects As the dangerous incidents pile up it seems to Elisa that someone is trying to chase her away But who? And why?'Shuttered Life is a short novel which I easily read in a couple of hours It starts with our narrator Elisa being forced off the road while driving in a rainstorm She doesn't know who deliberately drove their car into hers and our story jumps back in time to lead us round in a complete circle before we find out We see most of the story from Elisa's point of view except for italicised glimpses of her attacker's thoughts I wasn't convinced by this device as the thoughts are repetitive and I didn't think the language used was effective for ramping up tension The Westphal family make for a pretty large cast They all behave oddly leading each to be a possible suspect to Elisa but none are actually presented a fully created characters so it was difficult for me to understand or empathise with their revelations and motivesThe whole book struck me as young adult because it is simply written There isn't much in the way of description and for me far too much emphasis was put on Elisa's long running crush on David Incidents are too easily brushed off and opportunities to make of the mysterious notes were suandered Shuttered Life is an ok read but overall I thought the whole book felt rushed and lacked atmosphere and excitementSee of my book reviews on my blogs Literary Flits and Stephanie Jane


  4. Jool Jool says:

    A very good suspense book especially for a debut novel Elisa is a young lady whose father was killed in a car accident a few years ago After that happened she and her mother left the family estate to start their own lives together and cutting off all contact with the extended familyElisa in her 20s decides it is time to visit the estate of her uncles aunts and cousins While there strange things start happening to her somebody obviously wants her gone and leaves threatening notes and signs a dead sparrow on the windowsill for instance What I liked about this book is that it leaves the reader completely in the dark as to who it could be there are many players in this house and any of them could be behind these evil acts to chase her offI never did guess who it could be the ending was a complete surpriseI like books like this I recommend this one


  5. Di Di says:

    I read this as a preview book from the author with the promise to write a review;When her uncle suffers a heart attack young Berlin photographer Elisa Westphal returns to her family home in Düsseldorf for the first time in many years Relations have been strained ever since her father’s death and Elisa finds the reunion desperately uncomfortable It’s all made worse by the clash between her liberal big city ways and the rigid formality of life at the family manor It seems that everyone in town is behaving oddly even her childhood crush Is it simply old tensions reemerging or is something sinister at play? When Elisa begins receiving menacing notes she sets to work narrowing down the suspects As the dangerous incidents pile up it seems to Elisa that someone is trying to chase her away But she doesn't know whyI enjoyed the book most of the characters to me were likeable so that swayed me from guessing the whodunnit partAlthough I did guess the part about who Elisa really wasI loved the description of the house and gardens and I had that all pictured put in my head as I was reading itIt had the happy ending that I wanted as well I'd definitely read a book from this author again


  6. Paul Franco Paul Franco says:

    A woman returns to the ancestral home to confront the family she broke from when her father died One of her cousins uncles or aunt wants her gone or dead possible because she looks like her motherBeside the protagonist in first person there’s a different first person narrative in italics and this mystery is what the reader had to figure out There’s lots of flashbacks mostly to give motive to the bunch of suspects; every so often I would change my mind as to who I thought was the bad guy At one point it’s seemed pretty clear it was a woman but I didn’t figure it out until one page before the big revealThis doesn’t read like a typical mystery but that’s not a criticism; it feels a lot like a slice of this woman’s life as we get to know her through her memories and her reactions to how her long lost family treats her There isn’t that much plot but the writing is good enough to keep it from getting boring


  7. Heather Heather says:

    Shuttered Life by Florentine Roth translated Jennifer Maruart The book drew me in fairly uickly I mean right in the prologue I found the writing style compelling It was all the little things like the way the backstory between the rest of the family and the protagonist unraveled the way she dealt with her suspicions and way the author delivered snippets of point of view from the antagonist and the way that the author kept enough ambiguity in the antagonist's disdain for the protagonist that I wasn't entirely sure who it was until the reveal I'd had suspicions but the author did a really good job of making everyone suspicious until close to the end While I thoroughly enjoyed the book it did not blow my mind or provide some new wisdom about life so that's why it only got 3 stars It's a good short book that I'd easily recommended to anyone 


  8. Eileen Eileen says:

    Admittedly I thought the premise sounded pretty cliché but unfortunately the Kindle Translation Day sale didn't have much to offer and I figured maybe a German author would do something different Yeah no such luck The writing is stilted and amateurish Like an endless loop images from the distant past appeared in my mind’s eye replacing the pain of the present and completely lacking any sense of mood or setting In a book like this you expect the family estate to be practically a character in its own right Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again but this story might as well have been played out on an empty stage Plus I figured the mystery out long before the climaxAnd no translation does not excuse blah writing I've read some deeply complex experimental works published by Open Letter and Wakefield that were translated beautifully


  9. Debbie Payne Debbie Payne says:

    I have received this book from a GoodReads giveaway for an honest reviewI found this book to be interesting enough that I read it in it’s entirety while sitting in the RV on our way to the mountains I could tell it was a translation but it did not seem difficult to follow like some translations can beIt was a fun “whodunit’ mystery and a short one Not a bad thing Just about right for a vacation read I found myself going back and forth between characters who might be out to harm Eliza Ms Roth kept us on our toes in figuring out her clues along the way The characters were also well done but somewhat predictable Not earth shatteringbut it was a good read with a plausible ending Being a photographer I wish there would have been about Eliza and her photography


  10. Patricia Patricia says:

    I received this book through Goodreads First reads It was first published in German and translated to English So with that said I thought the story was well written and moved smoothy between to main characters This is a suspense book and it did keep me guessing up to about the end With enough characters to keep you wondering back and forth between them It is a short book so it doesn't drag on like some books do I would have liked for it to have been a little longer to do a batter job of wrapping up the story lines But all in all a good uick read Thanks Goodreads and Florentine Roth for the opportunity to read and review this book


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