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    I was a bit late on the boat with this one but better late than never When this book came out it was very popular however I didn't know what to make of the summary and forgot about it Then as these things happen a copy made its way into my book

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    With all the hype surrounding the US publication of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden I was eagerly anticipating Helen Grant's debut Sadly the marketing copywriters are doing better work than the actual author and once halfway through the bo

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    One word to describe The Vanishing of Katharina Linden EngrossingMy interest in this book was piued when I saw it described as a charming horror novel and while that isn't totally accurate charming it is horror it isn't I very much enjoyed the book Helen Grant has such an ease about her writing that I find it hard to believe this is her first novel Her descriptions of Bad Münstereifel and its inhabitants are key to t

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    Ten year old Pia Kolvenbach is known at school as the girl whose grandmother blew up Far from showing any sympathy to a girl whose Oma died on Christmas Day Pia endures taunts and the sudden absence of her friends The only person in her class

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    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Grant’s novel and it still haunts me Wonderful creepy atmospheric mystery that would fit perfectly in the darkest collection of Grimms' folktales

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    I picked up this book simply because of the cover design Yes yes I know Don't judge a book by its cover But guess what That's what I do 9 times out of 10 Sue me I'm a designer It's what I notice first often than no

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    Pia Kolvenbach is known as the girl whose grandmother's head exploded in a freak accident at the Advent Dinner table Advent Candle met Aua Net hairspraythe rest was history with which Pia has to live every day When young girls start to disappea

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    I have been wondering Wondering why it sometimes happens that a novel will be published here as an adult novel a

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    I usually listen to audiobooks only when I paint or when I do house chores Well I did not have enough house chores for this one and as I could absolutely not wait to get hours on the following days I ended up listening to it sitting on my couch I have NEVER done this before This is enough to say this is a real pa

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    When someone tells you that a certain author is someone to watch I always feel a bit wary I want to experience the same sort of lov

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The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal Helen Grant's first teen novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden follows a misfit teenager as she attempts to unravel the mystery of several strange disappearances in the small town of Bad Münstereifel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden bridges the world of the traditional Grimm fairytale with the darker world of Angela Carter's adult fairytalesOn the day Kathari. One word to describe The Vanishing of Katharina Linden EngrossingMy interest in this book was piued when I saw it described as a charming horror novel and while that isn t totally accurate charming it is horror it isn t I very much enjoyed the book Helen Grant has such an ease about her writing that I find it hard to believe this is her first novel Her descriptions of Bad M nstereifel and its inhabitants are key to the book and provided most of the atmosphere I could uite easily visualize everything and everyone in this little town Pia was a realistic and relatable narrator who kept the story going at a fairly brisk pace Sometimes she used words that I don t think an eleven year old would but since the book is told by adult Pia reminiscing back I m willing to let that pass The legends of this small town are wonderfully interwoven through the story and add an extra element of childhood innocence to the book Some may find the mystery obvious or weak but I don t think the mystery is reason for this book it s Pia at a major point in her life with major events happening that affect her and in turn how she deals with them Parts of the book are chilling light uiet humorous thoughtful predictable surprising absorbing and but altogether it is a book that impressed me45 starsReceived for review through the Vine programhttpenwikipediaorgwikiBadM%C3 The Black Painting unravel the mystery of several strange disappearances in the small town of Bad Münstereifel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden bridges the world of the traditional Grimm fairytale with the darker world of Angela Carter's adult fairytalesOn the day Kathari. One word to describe The Vanishing of Katharina Linden EngrossingMy interest in this book was piued when I saw it described as a charming horror novel and while that isn t totally accurate charming it is horror it isn t I very much enjoyed the book Helen Grant has such an ease about her writing that I find it hard to believe this is her first novel Her descriptions of Bad M nstereifel and its inhabitants are key to the book and provided most of the atmosphere I could Fire and Desire uite easily visualize everything and everyone in this little town Pia was a realistic and relatable narrator who kept the story going at a fairly brisk pace Sometimes she The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox used words that I don t think an eleven year old would but since the book is told by adult Pia reminiscing back I m willing to let that pass The legends of this small town are wonderfully interwoven through the story and add an extra element of childhood innocence to the book Some may find the mystery obvious or weak but I don t think the mystery is reason for this book it s Pia at a major point in her life with major events happening that affect her and in turn how she deals with them Parts of the book are chilling light The Illusionists uiet humorous thoughtful predictable surprising absorbing and but altogether it is a book that impressed me45 starsReceived for review through the Vine programhttpenwikipediaorgwikiBadM%C3

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Na Linden disappears Pia is the last person to see her Terror is spreading through the town How could a ten year old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody elsePia is determined to find out what happened to KatharinaBut then the next girl disappears'For something so chilling it is terrific entertainment' Sunday Times'Grant's splendid debutis a feast of treats and creeps Wonderful'. I picked up this book simply because of the cover design Yes yes I know Don t judge a book by its cover But guess what That s what I do 9 times out of 10 Sue me I m a designer It s what I notice first often than notThis is a great coming of age story about a young German girl well half German half British who lives in a town going through a bit of a crime spree Which is to say several missing children Little girls snatched up from underneath everybody s watchful eyes This being a very small town these kidnappings are most disturbing Gossip and suspicion aboundAnybody who s ever lived in a small town can certainly appreciate this book as the reactions to the kidnappings occur in such a realistic way You can easily imagine your neighbors acting in just the same way in your own small town were something so awful to occur But what was so particularly interesting about this book is not just that it shows a realistic portrayal of a town and family ripped apart by a series of terrible events but that it s told from the perspective of a childChildren have a special way of seeing things it s what makes them great characters in books in my opinion And this is no exception This child has grown up listening to stories told by a kindly neighbor stories full of magic and lore Therefore when strange things begin to happen in her town other little girls vanishing as if by magic she naturally begins to suspect that something otherwordly is going on Now we as adult readers know this isn t the case or do you There is a wonderful blend of childish whimsy and realistic portrayals I wasn t entirely sure if the book was going to take the fantastical route until the very end when the clues started coming together And when those clues do finally reveal what s behind the mystery well I was shocked I hope because it was cleverly done and not because I m just that dense I actually was sure the culprit was going to be another seemingly harmless character which I thought was twist enough but then it turned out to be someone completely different They twisted my twistI thoroughly enjoyed this book It had a little of everything childhood innocence fantastical folklore grisly kidnappings a fascination mystery and thoroughly interesting characters everywhere you turned Not to mention that you re going through all this alongside the narrator a little girl going through her own coming of age problems I definitely recommend this book to any lovers of mystery Great read on a minor note I did have one complaint which had nothing to do with the story and everything to do with the physical construction of the book itself The hardcover edition I read had a deckle edge on the pages This doesn t bother me in fact I think it adds a lovely detail to a book However in this story set in Germany as it is there are often little words and phrases scattered here and there that are written in German to add to the atmosphere of the story There is a glossary in the back to define all these words and phrases which I definitely recommend doing as they sometimes flesh out necessary dialogue The problem I had was that with the deckle edge it s very difficult to flip back and forth to the glossary The way the deckle edge is constructed makes it hard to flip to a certain section as it wants to flip in sections in the chunks that makes up the deckle edge It was minor and yes ridiculous to complain about but extremely annoying nevertheless And now I have ranted about it and I feel better

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Guardian'A strange haunting modern fairy tale' John Connolly author of The Book of Lost ThingsThe setting of the small German town of Bad Münstereifel in Helen Grant's debut novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is based on her own experience of emigrating there from England as a child Her other darkly thrilling young adult novels The Glass Demon and Wish Me Dead are also available from Penguin. Pia Kolvenbach is known as the girl whose grandmother s head exploded in a freak accident at the Advent Dinner table Advent Candle met Aua Net hairspraythe rest was history with which Pia has to live every day When young girls start to disappear Pia and her trusty sidekick StinkStefan are on the case Two pariahs and the avuncular storyteller Herr Schiller explore the history of their village Bad Munstereifel through folk tales and gossip Eventually the dark side of the town begins to show itself and Pia begins to learn the hard lesson that people are not always what they seem to beI thought this was a novel of manners customs and small town life not unlike The Little Friend by Donna Tartt The ThrillerMystery angle took a back seat to the Town itselfThe missingvanished girls were a vital part of the story but so as a part of Pia s coming of age The pacing of the story was slow until the last 13 of the book The ending seemed a bit rushed to me but in hindsight i think it was right since the leisurely pace of the first 23 was good preparation for an ending that wasn t lurid yet still kept the pages turningPia Kolvenbach was not a precocious child by any means She was witty a bit of a smart aleck but all told she was just a kidtrying to deal with a situation where even the adults seemed to be at a loss Curious selfish petulant and persistant she carried this tale on noble 10 year old shoulders and lived to tell it years laterI enjoyed the book and gave it the rating I did for being both a coming of age storyand a mystery about Life itself as we grow into it RecommendedThis is a review of an ARC3 Stars

  • Paperback
  • 343
  • The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
  • Helen Grant
  • English
  • 07 October 2019
  • 9780141325736

About the Author: Helen Grant

Helen Grant born 1964 in London is an author of novels for young adults now based in Scotland Her first novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden was published by Penguin Books in April 20091 It was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal It has also been published in Germany as Die Mädchen des Todes and has been published in Spain Holland and the USHer