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In het donker

(Brenna Spector #2)

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3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,281 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Kan een vreemde je herinneringen delen?
Dat is de vraag die Brenna Spector achtervolgt als ze de eerste video ziet van de vermiste webcam-girl Lula Belle. Naakt maar verborgen in de schaduw deelt de ‘performancekunstenaar’ haar diepste, intiemste geheimen met haar ­onzichtbare mannelijke publiek... geheimen die Brenna huiveringwekkend bekend voorkomen.
Ervan overtuigd dat he
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Paperback, 374 pages
Published January 12th 2016 by De Boekerij (first published April 12th 2013)
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Erin
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: august-2019
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4.5 Stars

I bought this book from a library book sale for 50 cents but this book was so good I would have paid full price.

Brenna Specter is a private investigator with a special skill.. She can remember every moment of everyday of her whole adult life. But her childhood, those carefree days before her older sister went missing are frustratingly vague.

When Brenna is called in to help find a missing web cam girl, who may be the key to finding her long mi
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Julie
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book on Goodreads. So, first of all I want to say "Thank You" to Goodreads, the author and publisher.
I also hope I'm not committing some kind of faux pas by posting the review before the book is released. However, I just couldn't sit on it that long. This book is not to be missed.

Brenna,is a private Detective, mother of a 13 year old daughter, divorced, and lives with a condition that causes her to remember every moment of every day in vivid detail. Howev
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Janet Robel
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Brenna Spector series. Brenna is very unusual. She has a memory of recall that most of us wish we possessed. I definitely recommend reading the first book so you can follow Brenna as the books delve deeper into her past.

Of course, this has a mystery that is the main focus which Brenna and her partner Trent have to solve. I happened upon this series by chance, and I'm so glad that I did. I love discovering new suspense authors, and I definitely have to read the thi
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Alan
May 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although I liked a couple previous books by Gaylin, I wasn't impressed with the previous one in this series. Nevertheless I gave it a try. At first, it was much better than the last one, but for some reason about a third of the way through it just lost me. The characters are ridiculous, the story unfolds in utterly unbelievable ways. I guess I just fail to maintain willing suspension of disbelief in these books. ...more
Renita D'Silva
Loved this book. Thrilling and unputdownable. Love Brenna.
Johnny
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WON THIS GIVEAWAY COURTESY OF GOODREADS FIRST READS!

Post-Thoughts:
I'll like to start off by listing a few grammatical errors. Since this giveaway book I received is an ARC, I didn't let the mistakes play huge part into my rating.

Pg.88 : "No. That closed I think. This place is called Bacon."
Pg.147: "But I should get home to Maya, and she wouldn't appreciate it if came in trashed."
Pg.263: "Anyway, I'm thinking his not answering me is a little over the top..."
Pg.368: "When Gary had received the
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Rhonda
Jan 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
" That's the question that haunts Brenna Spector when she first sees footage of missing webcam performer Lula Belle. Naked but hidden in shadow, the "performance artist" shares her deepest, darkest secrets with her unseen male audience . . . secrets that, to Brenna, are chillingly familiar.

Brenna has perfect memory, able to recall in astonishing detail every moment of every day of her adult life. But her childhood—those carefree years before the traumatic disappearance of her sister, Clea—is fru
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Yasmin
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who like a little mystery suspense with their novel
Into the Dark was a fast read for me because I wanted to know what happened to the sister...but I'm not sure I ever connected with the author's writing style. Something was off, missing for me. Not sure if it was the quirky characters, the slap stickiness, the crazy ending, some of the dumb things that Brennan did esp. as it involved her daughter, Trent...although he was a goofy geek I did like him, or that humor was trying to be infused into what I thought was supposed to be a novel of suspense ...more
Brooke Banks
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery and Suspense/Thriller fans if you can accept or ignore some problems.
[ARC Review] Into The Dark: Alright Thriller With An Interesting Protagonist Oops...It's a series. Damn. I have not read the first book with Brenna Spencer, And She Was. I’m a Random Order Reader this time around. Into the Dark works as is reading out of order with no previous knowledge of the author or the characters. Of course, I cannot answer how it works as a series and I can't know how different reading it would be, if I had done it in order. The Neff case, the first book's mystery, itself ...more
Irene
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-2019
Love this book love this author
Michelle
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one better than the first.
Lucii Dixon
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahh!! How can it end that way!? I want to know more, I need to know more.

Brenna has been on one heck of a rollercoaster in this one, it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. More and more information piled on top of her and she still wasn't close to finding out the truth... and I don't think she really got the WHOLE truth after all that tail chasing.

We again meet Nick Morasco, which I'm glad of, I really like him and Brenna and he work well together in a way. Brenna is definitely a toug
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Carol Jean
Well, it didn't take long for this series to become unbearably dull. No wonder Brenna hates her crystal clear perfect memory -- I didn't live the experiences the first time, and I found myself speed-reading through her memories of them! ...more
Emily
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Lucky enough to snag an advance copy at Bouchercon. I loved it! Hope there is another one in the works!
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Good second book in the series, advances the storyline in an intriguing way, definitely makes me want to read the next installment to see where it will head.
Gina
Just an ok book. It had a slow start but picked up the pace eventually. 3 stars.
Joan Horkey
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book until the end. I didn't understand the ending. :( ...more
Sheila
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
3.5 stars. Though the ending was a bit jumbled/rushed, the book made me want to continue with the series. So far the pacing of the large mystery is well done, and I like the characters.
Zoë Lysette Caldera
What can I say? Alison Gaylin hooked me on the first ever book I read by her "And she was", now I am a bonafide die-hard fan!! This book had me on the edge of my seat from the Prologue to the Epilogue! Not a single page had any dull moments. I loved how Gaylin provided a clear set up for the new characters introduced as well as bringing back the much loved characters from book #1 in the series. All the necessary questions were answered at the end, leaving the cliff hangers for her following book ...more
Kelly Inabinet
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Superb endings of chapters

I’m wanting to read all of Alison Gaylin’s novels. I’ve even been purchasing them, which I rarely do. I love her style of writing and sometimes I race to the end of the chapter for the next clue.

This text was not my most favorite, simply because everything wrapped up in the epilogue. Too many loose ends to tie up in a couple of paragraphs on the last page. There were two characters that didn’t have a conclusion to their story, and either I missed the clues or we never
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Allison Jones
I am unsure how I feel about this book. When I started reading it, I didn’t know it was the second book in a three part series. I think if I would’ve started from the beginning I may have understood more about what was happening in the story line. I felt a little confused for pretty much the entire book, and was expecting to have more answers in the ending. I’d be willing to read the third book to see if that answers the questions I am left with, even though this book didn’t impress me very much ...more
Michelle
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, suspense
(3.5 stars) This is the second book in the Brenna Spector series. Brenna is pulled in by her old boss to covertly work on an investigation into a missing person. She does not want to be involved, but he lures her with the fact that the missing woman, Lula Belle, may have information on her sister who disappeared years ago. The woman is an internet performance artist and Brenna is disturbed that some of her monologues bring back memories and events involving her sister. Compelled by her need to f ...more
Lora King
Book 2 in Brenna Spector series. Brenna has a brain anomoly and remembers everything from she sees and hears since the 80's. So of course she becomes a PI in NYC. This book was really a great beach read. Kept the pace going strong throughout. Brenna is hired by Ludlow her nemesis really and by an anonymous client to find an a performance artist who could possible be her long lost sister. Brenna & her asst. Trent jump through many scary hoops and end up strong in this fun mystery! ...more
Melanie
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn’t put this down, I needed to find out what happens next. I also love the characters, and the whole flawless memory thing is so fascinating, I think especially because my own memory is so bad. The story was pretty twisty and full of odd coincidences but it all comes together so well at the end. I’m starting book 3 immediately, though, because there are still some loose ends that I really want to see get tied up.
Vee
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Great premise, but filled with so many cliched characters and dialogue it was unreadable at points.

Also, it annoyed me to no end that as 'an experienced private investigator' she was oblivious to so much, owned no firearm and chose a pearl-handled letter opener as her weapon of choice.

eyeroll
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Lisa
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm really enjoying this character and am onto the third in the trilogy. Found this one a bit more confusing with all the characters but I do like the author's writing style. Only took so long to read because I kept getting library holds coming in that I had to read within a certain time period! Maybe that's why keeping track of the characters was challenging at times! ...more
Pat
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well this was a pleasant surprise: a new mystery series with an interesting heroine, comic relief and a complex plot that satisfies. I will be reading more by Gaylin..always good to find a new author.
Steve Payne
There's things I like about this and many more I do not. Since there is one more book in the series I guess I will read it, even if it does mean putting up with certain ridiculous characters and superfluous drama. ...more
Samantha Schipper-Voorn
This book follows te case of Brenna her missing sister. It is such a good book and the descriptions of all the memories Brenna had Aboutaleb certain parts in her life are so good. I can really recommend this novel.
Betty Skonnord
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying this series. It is not often we are treated to a main character that has so many issues yet is still a basically decent person, and still functions quite well in the real world. Encouraging for those of us who are just normally broken.
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USA Today and international bestselling author Alison Gaylin has won the Edgar and Shamus awards, and has been nominated for many more, including the ITW Thriller, the Strand Book Award, the Anthony and the Macavity. She is currently at work on her 12th novel.

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