El cielo de tus días / The Sky of Your Days
Fifteen years after the horrifying murder of Alicia Lopez, a lock of her hair appears in the family mailbox. The presumed murderer of the young woman is still serving a sentence in prison and maintains his innocence; this is the reason why the case is reopened.
The Chief Inspector of the Police Department, impulsive and self-confident, takes up the reins of investigations; he hides a murky past, and having maintained a relationship with the victim does not prevent him from immersing himself in this amazing plot, alternating the narrative voice with that of Inspector Natalia Herreros. Efficient and methodical in her police performance, she feels suffocated by the routine of her personal life, and trapped by her feelings towards her boss, she decides to leave the city for a while. They form a great team, their dialogues are spellbinding, the sexual tension palpable, and absorbed by the case they lure the reader into a vertiginous spiral of doubts, lies and violence. Disturbing anonymous emails outline the last months of the victim’s life, and they give the case an unexpected turn; nothing is what it seems. Who was Alicia? What does the Inspector hide?A dynamic and elegant thriller, set between a frantic Madrid and a languid Bilbao, combines the fast rhythm of a crime novel with the psychological depth of convincing contemporary and attractive characters. The family as a system of control, the conformism, the mental illness. Justice, the world of mafias, the psychology of business. Sex, fashions, the new puritanism. All this results in a disturbing and unexpected ending that will thrill the reader and will make him think about the novel for days.
Remember this name. Greta Alonso has come to stay, the proof of which is El cielo de tus días, a brilliant thriller, perfectly devised, narrated and bound together. The characters are well developed and defined while the powerful plot maintains the narrative tension, making the novel addictive. Undoubtedly, El cielo de tus días is one of the best novels of the year.
El cielo de tus días is an addictive thriller which combines a complex suspense story with a dramatic love relationship. Its characters are well defined and the powerful narrative holds your attention throughout. Highly recommendable!
The narrative is truly magnificent. The author maintains unflagging pace, does not let the readers rest and keeps them in suspense in every chapter. The plot unfolds in a masterly way and together with the twists and turns the novel is a real work of art of this literary genre, to which formidable characters and magnetic Bilbao and Madrid settings add a vibrant note.
With Bilbao and Madrid as the main setting of the plot, this novel will unravel the dark side of some characters. Greta Alonso makes us think again about how unfair life can be for those who are born in the wrong place and that the access to education should depend on the their aptitude to learn rather than on their financial means.