Goodreads Monday!

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, this book is a recent addition to my Goodreads “To Read List” and is available at the library.

 4.04 stars 70,952 ratings and 1,270 reviews 

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The beloved and well-renowned novel from the internationally bestselling author Martin Cruz Smith, the original master of the global thriller.

In Soviet Russia, a triple murder in Moscow amusement centre, Gorky Park, leaves three corpses frozen in the snow. But when Senior Investigator in the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office Arkady Renko arrives, he finds that the brutal murder leaves the victims unidentifiable with faces and fingers missing. Renko must battle political and corporate corruption internationally, from the USSR to the USA, to uncover the truth – and he must fight for his own life in doing so. Meanwhile, he is falling in love with a beautiful, headstrong dissident for whom he may risk everything…

‘Cruz Smith not only constructs grittily realistic plots, he also has a gift for characterisation of which most thriller writers can only dream’ Mail on Sunday

‘One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe’ Val McDermid

‘You’ll be engrossed in the atmospheric setting and the complexity of Renko’s pained character’ Observer

‘Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary’ Guardian

‘One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe’ Val McDermid

‘Like the luminaries of the genre, Smith is at heart a deeply moral writer, and beneath his wry, cynical tone you can feel his authorial anger twitching a safe distance away. Paired with what reads deceptively like a native’s knowledge of Russia, it makes for a potent brew’ New York Times

‘A true storyteller… Martin Cruz Smith is literate and exciting – think Joseph Conrad on amphetamines’ Newsweek”

This was added to my list because this blub just grabbed me. It is one of my favourite genres and has a nice wintery feel to it. I also love a murder mystery with a bit of darkness to it.

Has anyone else read it? What did you think? Has it now been added to your list?!

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