The Sundial

The Sundial A taut thriller built on murder intrigue and false identity this atmospheric crime novel opens as Leonie Kuyper attends the funeral of her best friend Rose Rose has died of sunstroke and named Leo

  • Title: The Sundial
  • Author: Maarten 't Hart
  • ISBN: 9781900850889
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • A taut thriller built on murder, intrigue, and false identity, this atmospheric crime novel opens as Leonie Kuyper attends the funeral of her best friend, Rose Rose has died of sunstroke and named Leonie her sole heir Leonie, an impoverished translator, gratefully moves into Rose s former apartment and former life As she assumes her late friend s wardrobe, she begins toA taut thriller built on murder, intrigue, and false identity, this atmospheric crime novel opens as Leonie Kuyper attends the funeral of her best friend, Rose Rose has died of sunstroke and named Leonie her sole heir Leonie, an impoverished translator, gratefully moves into Rose s former apartment and former life As she assumes her late friend s wardrobe, she begins to resemble Rose and as a result begins to feel Rose s life, and the growing mystery of it and its end, closing in around her Was Rose, a pharmaceutical chemist, involved in drug manufacture Was she privy to the falsification of research findings Was her death indeed accidental These questions beg answers, and as Leonie becomes a detective into her friend s past life the life she now inhabits she and the reader are pulled toward a chilling denouement An extremely well written suspense Playboy Fascinatinghighly readable TLS

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    About “Maarten 't Hart”

    1. Maarten 't Hart

      Maarten t Hart made his debut under the name Martin Hart with the novel Stenen voor een ransuil Stones for a Long Eared Owl, 1971 He studied biology in Leiden and worked as an ethologist at Leiden University One of the most important themes in his oeuvre is his childhood in a Calvinist community and his distancing himself from it His passions for nature and music also constantly crop up in his work t Hart broke through to a wide audience with his melancholy novel about meeting his teenage love Een vlucht regenwulpen A Flight of Curlews, 1978 Many novels, short story and essay collections later, t Hart, with his authentic tone and work which often touches upon the tension between biography and fiction, has grown to be one of the most popular and most translated of Dutch authors In an interview he said What I like about literature is that one can show a compressed piece of one s most intimate self Some of his other novels are Het woeden der gehele wereld The Fury of the Whole World,1993 , a Bildungsroman and a thriller in one, De zonnewijzer The Sundial, 2002 , Lotte Weeda 2004 and Het psalmenoproer Psalms and Riots, 2006 , a historical novel.

    619 thoughts on “The Sundial”


    1. Dutch literary thriller. When her best friend dies, Leonie turns into almost an exact copy of her friend. Yet, maybe her friend's death wasn't by natural causes. And her murderer might be after Leonie tooSuspenseful book. I had absolutely no idea who did it until the very last pages.


    2. This was my first book to read from this writer and I absolutely loved it. I enjoyed the writing style, the story and the final page a lot. There were a lot of things I didn't expected to happen which made it even better. I had a great time reading it and I think I will read again pretty soon!



    3. Reuzegoed boek. Er lopen heel wat persoanges in rond, en die zijn allemaal even komisch als levensecht, het is echt zeer vermakelijk om te lezen. Het verhaalHet verhaal zelf draait om een vrouw die vermoord is - maar het is niet de bedoeling om, zoals bij een detective, proberen uit te vissen wie de moordenaar was. Wel kan je je verbeelding laten werken en allerlei mogelijke ontknopingen bedenken, er worden massa's mogelijke lijnen aangereikt waarbij je je fantasie haar gang kan laten gaan. Het [...]


    4. I have to say I am in two minds about “The Sundial” – Maarten ‘T Hart’s book set in The Netherlands. On the one hand, I enjoyed what is a quirky and unusual novel about the taking on of another’s identity, and its consequences, yet - given that this is widely promoted as a complex crime thriller – I felt a little short-changed in that department…I think maybe the problem is that this novel is trying to be several things at once: a straightforward crime thriller, a mediation of th [...]


    5. This story sputters along, but ultimately conks out.Glamorous lab assistant Roos (Rose in my copy) dies, supposedly of sunstroke, and her friend (much less glamorous) Leonie, is her sole heir who takes responsibility for, among other things, Roos’ three cats. Suspicion points to a number of her colleagues at the pharmaceutical lab where she worked and there is speculation she may have been making Ecstasy.Leonie revels in her friend’s luxurious apartment, enjoying Roos’ wardrobe, cosmetics [...]


    6. I loved this book. I choose it because I had to read something for my school assignment and I was realy happy it was such a good book. I didn't know who had killed Rose till the very end wich I realy liked because the book was interesting till the very end. I also liked the fact that Rose isn't who she seemed she were. A bit unbelievible is the fact that Leonie so willingly becomes Rose. I know she wants to change but it is still a bit weird. I also loved the writings style from Maarten 't Hart. [...]


    7. I read this translated into Swedish: "Solvisaren" the Sundial. And I was a bit sceptic as the author was chosen for me in my bookcircle. I knew t'Hart (?) was a serious author and suspected he was heavy handed, literary and dull. The blurb on the back talked about his interest in music and Christianity. So i was happy to find him extremely readable. The story was interesting, as were the characters - none of whom was hopeless and several of whom were entertaining. Nearly too little description, [...]


    8. Min of meer vervolg op De kroongetuige, maar prima los te lezen. Zou volgens de uitgever weer in het crime-genre passen, maar zo zie ik dat toch niet. 't Hart is er ook de schrijver niet naar om een spannend verhaal neer te zetten. Ook De zonnewijzer kabbelt eerder wat voort en gaat redelijk als de spreekwoordelijke nachtkaars uit. Niettemin met plezier gelezen, juist vanwege de eigenheden van 't Hart. Geloofwaardige en grappige personages, goed opgeschreven en natuurlijk weet hij zijn passies v [...]


    9. Maarten 't Hart is my favorite Dutch novelist. He writes exciting stories wich have something to say. This one is a pageturner, like almost all of his novels. 't Hart is also very popular in Germany. A lot of his books have been translated into German. So, if you can read German (or Dutch of course) Try one. For instance:Das Wüten der ganzen Welt.




    10. Het 't Hartse universum is compleet aanwezig: bijbelteksten, klassieke muziek, sombere bespiegelingen, en een onzekere hoofdpersoon die over de Leidse singels fietst.


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