My book review of “The grave in the forest” written by Simone van der Vlugt
In my view…
This little novel is about a woman who discovers a secret about her husband. The book is a literature novel but in my opinion, and definitely towards the end, it becomes more a little thriller. It is a little book you can read within an hour. The tension speeds up a little. It all starts when the couple is walking with their dog in the nearby forest and the dog goes suddenly off-road. They chase their dog and suddenly they stand still near an open space. They discover a digged hole in the forest. In crime series you would expect it to be a grave, but what is it? The end of the book gave the answer and I did not expect that.
Writing style / spelling
In this little novel I have found no spelling or grammar mistakes.
I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it! I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion.
The main character of the story is the woman Daphne. She has a relationship with Roelof and they have a jack russell terrier named Jackie. On Christmas Day Daphnes sister Ymke, her husband Hans and their three kids come over for a nice dinner. Also a friend of Daphne named Elise and the nephew of Roelof; Martin, come over for the Christmas dinner.
The book is a nice little one to read and it is a nice addition if you have read books of Simone van der Vlugt before.
Greetings by Sophie
Title: The grave in the forest [EN] / Het bosgraf [NL]
Author: Simone van der Vlugt
Genre: Literature novel
NUR: 301 – Literature roman / novel
Publisher: Uitgeverij B for Books B.V.
Year 1st edition & read edition: 2006
Year read: 2016
Original title & language: Het Bosgraf [NL]
Read language: Dutch
Rating: 4 / 5