January 20, 2020

#BookReview: The Fragments by @Tonileejordana

Synopsis: INGA Karlson died in a fire in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched fragments of a second book— and a mystery that has captivated generations of readers.

Nearly fifty years later, Brisbane bookseller Caddie Walker is waiting in line to see a Karlson exhibition featuring the famous fragments when she meets a charismatic older woman.

The woman quotes a phrase from the Karlson fragments that Caddie knows does not exist—and yet to Caddie, who knows Inga Karlson’s work like she knows her name, it feels genuine.

Caddie is electrified. Jolted her from her sleepy, no-worries life in torpid 1980s Brisbane, she is driven to investigate: to find the clues that will unlock the greatest literary mystery of the twentieth century


Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: A little bit mystery and a little bit historical this book was an amazing journey. It's a slow burning story that I could not put down and I can't wait to see what else this author has out there.  I loved how engaging this story was from the 1930s to the 1980s it was a great blend of storytelling.  The twist at the end shocked me to no end and although I don't think everyone will be happy with it.  I thought it made it very real.  

"I so loved The Fragments by the amazing Toni Jordan. A thrilling, atmospheric, unforgettable story. I didn’t want it to end."―Liane Moriarty
“Jordan’s dialogue is quick and witty, her writing is sharp, and the plot is fast-paced… A funny, pleasant look at love, forgiveness, and second chances.”―Kirkus on Our Tiny Useless Hearts
“A witty and wise family saga…a small treasure.”―Kirkus/i> [starred] on Nine Days
“Jordan elegantly captures the hopes and despairs of three generations of a troubled family, offering a diverting read that will appeal to fans of sophisticated historical fiction and book club members.”―Library Journal on Nine Days
“In spare but rich prose, Jordan shows all the love, fear, tenderness, disappointment, joy and sadness any life could hold."―Shelf Awareness on Nine Days

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