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Author: Joseph Olshan
ISBN: 1250000173
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (April 10, 2012)
Language: English
Category: Mystery
Size ePUB: 1116 kb
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Size DJVU: 1938 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 316
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Subcategory: Mystery

e-Book Cloudland epub download

by Joseph Olshan



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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A stunning literary thriller set in rural Vermont from the much praised author of Nightswimmer and Clara's Heart Once a major reporter for a national newspaper.

I’d scrutinized these victims,.

I’d scrutinized these victims, the published histories of their ordinary lives, their love lives. I’d read about them so many times it’s almost as though somehow I always knew I’d end up discovering one of them up the road from my own house. He’d been striking every six months, so this all began around seven hundred days before.

In Cloudland, Joseph Olshan has written a truly involving thriller with the bones and brain of a serious work of literature, which gives great depth and resonance to the well-wrought thriller plot. This is so difficult an accomplishment that to my knowledge it has been managed only once before in this century. Cloudland could also be thought of as a tribute to Wilkie Collins, as much one of Olshan's grandfathers as he is of mine. It's a lovely knockout, this book. -Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Story and A Dark Matter.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. One is that the murders might be based on a rare unfinished Wilkie Collins novel that is missing from her personal library. The other is her much younger lover from her failed affair has unexpectedly resurfaced and is trying to maneuver his way back into her affections. Elegant, haunting and profoundly gripping, Cloudland is an ingenious psychological trap baited with murder, deception and the intricacies of desire. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Joseph Olshan is the award-winning author of ten novels including Nightswimmer and The Conversion.

A stunning literary thriller set in rural Vermont from the much praised author of Nightswimmer and Clara's Heart. Once a major reporter for a national newspaper, Catherine Winslow has retreated to the Upper Valley of Vermont to write a household hints column. While out walking during an early spring thaw, Catherine discovers the body of a woman leaning against an apple tree near her house. Joseph Olshan is the award-winning author of ten novels including Nightswimmer and The Conversion. He spends most of the year in Vermont. Библиографические данные.

Joseph Olshan, in his debut thriller, means business when he puts a corpse in the first paragraph. Catherine Winslow, out walking in rural Vermont finds the body of a murdered woman propped against a tree. As she lives alone in an isolated house in the area of Cloudland, it is all the more unnerving to her. A one-time investigative journalist, now writing a household hints column for a local paper, Catherine’s troubled past includes an affair with a younger male student that ended in violence and the loss of her university teaching post.

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Cloudland by Joseph Olshan I loved this book. I really liked all of the characters. Cloudland - Mysterious Until the Very End I really enjoyed this book

Cloudland by Joseph Olshan I loved this book. I liked the pacing especially the last few chapters. Cloudland - Mysterious Until the Very End I really enjoyed this book. The main character was likeable but far from perfect - she felt like a real person, someone I might know - a woman whose choices were not always the best. She's surrounded by a multitude of plausible suspects, multidimensional people, which kept the story suspenseful.

A stunning literary thriller set in rural Vermont from the much praised author of Nightswimmer and Clara's Heart

Once a major reporter for a national newspaper, Catherine Winslow has retreated to the Upper Valley of Vermont to write a household hints column. While out walking during an early spring thaw, Catherine discovers the body of a woman leaning against an apple tree near her house. From the corpse's pink parka, Winslow recognizes her as the latest victim of a serial killer, a woman reported missing weeks before during a blizzard.

When her neighbor, a forensic psychiatrist, is pulled into the investigation, Catherine begins to discover some unexpected connections to the serial murders. One is that the murders might be based on a rare unfinished Wilkie Collins novel that is missing from her personal library. The other is her much younger lover from her failed affair has unexpectedly resurfaced and is trying to maneuver his way back into her affections.

Elegant, haunting and profoundly gripping, Cloudland is an ingenious psychological trap baited with murder, deception and the intricacies of desire.

Nuadora
This was a fun book for me since I lived in Vermont for three years in the late '50's and enjoyed the author's sharing of what it is evidently still like living in a small town where everybody knows everybody. In that atmosphere it didn't seem so strange to find a dead body leaning against a tree at the end of the road you lived on as the winter snows thaw and the spring mud season begins. She, of course, was recognizable but who in this village would be responsible for the killing. They wanted to know but as it goes in a Vermont village everyone is protective of each other and their community. Who could have done the dastardly deed and why? Throw in a pet pig with a special pee grate and enjoy the dry wit one only finds in Vermont. As "yes" used to be pronounced among the old timers, "Ayuh!" This is a good story.
snowball
'Cloudland's opening is down right riveting, but unfortunately that sets the bar quite high for the rest of what author Olshan has to deliver on. Olshan gives us Catherine Winslow as his main character here, an ex-patriot of the literary world who down-sized her career to writing household helpful hints columns. She discovers a gristly crime scene near her home on remote Cloudland Road. From there, the story evolves into a serial murder mystery. As the narrative moves along, we learn of Catherine's own troubled past that becomes intertwined with the ensuing police investigation. In reading this, I thought Olshan worked too hard at throwing suspect after suspect at us to keep his readers guessing. The main story line becomes almost frantic with a lot of running about for various reasons, which didn't necessarily always make sense. 'Cloudland' is an entertaining read, it just fails to live up to the promise delivered in those first few pages...
Armin
Joseph Olshan's Cloudland is immediately involving. From the opening scene when Catherine Winslow discovers a body in a Vermont orchard the reader is off on a gripping journey into a world of murder, abuse and self-discovery. The bucolic setting is an unlikely place for a serial murderer to ply his-or-her trade, and Olshan's spot-on portrait of the town and its surroundings will make anyone who has lived or even skiied there recall almost any of its country roads once traveled in peace. How quickly calm can turn to horror! While Winslow is the narrator, Olshan has given every other character the same vivid depth and honesty. The reader may doubt the trust given to Catherine by investigators, but not their realization and certainly NOT the powerful ending. A great read for the beach or by the fire on a snowy winter night.
GoodBuyMyFriends
I liked Cloudland. It was a satisfying suspense novel complete with cops, serial killings, relationships (mostly screwy) and a pot-bellied pig. I am not one to read with a highlighter in hand making notes in the margins so I enjoyed the vivid trip back to Woodstock in Vermont. You know you will eventually find out who is the villian behind the torment of the main character... the fun is in the ride there.
NiceOne
Great story. I had forgotten parts of the Shadow of Death which was written in the 90's about serial killings in NH/VT but totally enjoyed this novel. Characters were well defined and drew you into the story.
Wizer
I really enjoyed Joe Olshan's Cloudland.

This is the kind of story that grabs you right at the very first sentence and takes you along for the kind of ride most people are looking for when they pick up a book. It has everything required for good entertainment; well developed, likable characters, a great plot, insight into the venue, in this case Vermont, there's a mystery, and complex but not overly-taxing relationships that stay interesting from page 1 until the end. An end which is both satisfying and surprising.

I've read all of Olshan's books and can firmly attest to the fact that this is indeed one of the best and I'm looking forward to the next.
Funky
Well written suspense in the great northeast. His writing style is a rich tapestry of well chosen vocabulary that holds your interest.
This author has a great track record.
I love anything that references Wilkie Collins . That being said , this book was far fetched and quite silly . If it wasn't for my obsession with Wilkie Collins , I wouldn't have finished it .