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Crime Fiction | All This I Will Give To You | Dolores Redondo

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We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts on tour with you today for Dolores Redondo’s Planeta Prize winning novel, All This I Will Give to You.  

All This I Will Give To You publishes in the UK for the first time on 1st September 2018 by Amazon Crossing and it has been optioned for film and translated into 18 languages to date.

All This I Will Give To You Dolores Redondo

  • Paperback: 494 pages
  • Publisher: AmazonCrossing (1 Sept. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1503901238
  • ISBN-13: 978-1503901230

When novelist Manuel Ortigosa learns that his husband, Álvaro, has been killed in a car crash, it comes as a devastating shock. It won’t be the last. He’s now arrived in Galicia. It’s where Álvaro died. It’s where the case has already been quickly closed as a tragic accident. It’s also where Álvaro hid his secrets.

The man to whom Manuel was married for fifteen years was not the unassuming man he knew.

Álvaro’s trail leads Manuel deep into one of Spain’s most powerful and guarded families. Behind the walls of their forbidding estate, Manuel is nothing but an unwelcome and dangerous intruder. Then he finds two allies: a stubbornly suspicious police lieutenant and Álvaro’s old friend—and private confessor—from seminary school. Together they’re collecting the pieces of Álvaro’s past, his double life, and his mysterious death.

But in the shadows of nobility and privilege, Manuel is about to unravel a web of corruption and deception that could be as fatal a trap for him as it was for the man he loved.

All This I Will Give To You by Dolores Redondo is out now, published by Amazon Crossing.

Available to purchase in digital, hardcover, paperback and audiobook formats.

Review

All This I will Give to You is a Spanish bestseller written by Dolores Redondo and translated by Michael Meigs.  It’s a  novel with strong themes of family, love and power.

The story begins with the main character and novelist, Manuel finding out about his husband, Alvaro’s death in a traffic accident. Saddened by his loss but also confused when the police officer explains Alvaro was found in Lugo and not Barcelona, 600 miles apart.

Manuel soon discovers his husband kept his family a secret and their influential origins.  Alongside retired police lieutenant, Nogueira they look into Alvaro’s past and his family to reveal plenty of lies and deception.

I was hooked from the beginning as I always enjoy a murder mystery. The ending was a homage to the layout of Agatha Christie’s Poirot with the murder and motives being revealed in great detail.

An interesting read and brilliantly written.

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Dolores RedondoDolores Redondo studied law and the culinary arts before writing the Baztán Trilogy, a 1.5 million copy bestselling crime series set in the Basque Pyrenees which has been translated into more than 35 languages and adapted for film.

Redondo has been nominated for the CWA International Dagger Award three times and was awarded the 2016 Premio Planeta – one of Spain’s most distinguished literary awards – for All This I Will Give To You.

 

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Don’t forget to check out the other hosts on tour.

All This I Will Give To You Dolores Redondo

 

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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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