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The Tulip Eaters review ☆ 3 In a riveting exploration of the power the past wields over the present critically acclaimed author Antoinette van Heugten writes the story of a woman whose child's life hangs in the balance forcing her to confront the roots of her family's troubled history in the dark days of World War II It's the stuff of nightmares Nora de Jong returns home from work one ordinary day to find her mother has been. The Tulip Eaters has the potential to be an excellent book but there are too many inconsistencies too many overlooked details and too many unbelievable and convenient circumstances to really claim that this book is any better than average Always a fan of novels involving WWII the blurb for The Tulip Eaters was irresistible Nora de Jong returns home to find her mother has been murdered her 6 month old daughter has been kidnapped and a strange man lies dead on her living room floor with a gun in his hand To solve the mystery of the murder and kidnapping Nora is forced to travel to Amsterdam and dig up old family secrets from a haunted past Readers are privy to the details of the murder and kidnapping in the beginning of the book so it s hardly a mystery The story is ok but I was left feeling rather disappointed overallThe book opens with Nora returning home to discover the grisly scene I can t find the words to describe exactly why the grief didn t resonate with me but the whole chapter fell flat I felt annoyed by the constant descriptions of how much Nora loved to hold her baby nurse her baby smell her baby look at her baby that I just wanted to get it over with and get into the true story The sentences were short and clipped in places and the flow was awkwardly disjointed The story itself was set up well and I was anxious to find out who would have wanted to kill a 60 year old woman and kidnap a 6 month old baby I was willing to overlook the clipped writing for the sake of the story but when chapter two picks up and immediately provides the details of the crime I struggled to find any motivation to continue reading Van Heugten explains the details the who what where when and why of the murder and the kidnapping leaving no real mystery to be solved The only reason to continue reading beyond this point in the story is to see Nora figure it outThe real problem with this novel is the lack of realism The behavior of the characters seemed very surreal and a lot of the plot was just too convenient When the police arrived after Nora s phone call their interactions and behaviors as well as how they handled the crime scene didn t feel authentic The explanation of the second man the kidnapper was simply absurd Everything was awkward how he figured out where the killer went how he happened to arrive at the perfect location at the perfect time how he behaved after the event The novel as a whole was too convenient The characters all just happened to have the perfect profession arrive at the perfect time do the perfect thing and fall into the perfect circumstances It was too contrivedI enjoyed the historical aspects of the story World War II history is fascinating and I appreciated that van Heugten broke away from Germany and involved the history of Amsterdam and the Dutch involvement in the war and the Nazi party It was a uniue perspective and the most enjoyable part of the story I wish the historical details would have been deeply entwined in the story I would have liked to have seen the history and the mystery revealed slowly throughout the entire novel instead of thrown at the reader in the very beginning It stripped away the need to read beyond the first 60 pages which resulted in the book being a disappointment instead of the thrilling historical fiction it could have and should have beenReview by Ashley LaMarClosed the Cover Joining the Preppers Creamy Herd Post SHTF Hucow Dairy Book 1 riveting exploration of the power the past wields over the present critically acclaimed author Antoinette van Heugten writes the story of a woman whose child's life hangs in the balance forcing her to confront the Eden's Children roots of her family's troubled history in the dark days of World War II It's the stuff of nightmares Nora de Jong Graphic Design Rules returns home from work one ordinary day to find her mother has been. The Tulip Eaters has the potential to be an excellent book but there are too many inconsistencies too many overlooked details and too many unbelievable and convenient circumstances to Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts room floor with a gun in his hand To solve the mystery of the murder and kidnapping Nora is forced to travel to Amsterdam and dig up old family secrets from a haunted past Readers are privy to the details of the murder and kidnapping in the beginning of the book so it s hardly a mystery The story is ok but I was left feeling Running to the Edge rather disappointed overallThe book opens with Nora Report an issue returning home to discover the grisly scene I can t find the words to describe exactly why the grief didn t I Wrote This for You and Only You resonate with me but the whole chapter fell flat I felt annoyed by the constant descriptions of how much Nora loved to hold her baby nurse her baby smell her baby look at her baby that I just wanted to get it over with and get into the true story The sentences were short and clipped in places and the flow was awkwardly disjointed The story itself was set up well and I was anxious to find out who would have wanted to kill a 60 year old woman and kidnap a 6 month old baby I was willing to overlook the clipped writing for the sake of the story but when chapter two picks up and immediately provides the details of the crime I struggled to find any motivation to continue Adult Head real mystery to be solved The only No Escape Male Domination Female Submission reason to continue Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves #1 reading beyond this point in the story is to see Nora figure it outThe How to Disappear Completely real problem with this novel is the lack of Jack Tumor realism The behavior of the characters seemed very surreal and a lot of the plot was just too convenient When the police arrived after Nora s phone call their interactions and behaviors as well as how they handled the crime scene didn t feel authentic The explanation of the second man the kidnapper was simply absurd Everything was awkward how he figured out where the killer went how he happened to arrive at the perfect location at the perfect time how he behaved after the event The novel as a whole was too convenient The characters all just happened to have the perfect profession arrive at the perfect time do the perfect thing and fall into the perfect circumstances It was too contrivedI enjoyed the historical aspects of the story World War II history is fascinating and I appreciated that van Heugten broke away from Germany and involved the history of Amsterdam and the Dutch involvement in the war and the Nazi party It was a uniue perspective and the most enjoyable part of the story I wish the historical details would have been deeply entwined in the story I would have liked to have seen the history and the mystery The Boy Who Knew Everything revealed slowly throughout the entire novel instead of thrown at the The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky reader in the very beginning It stripped away the need to Ellery ueen's Mystery Magazine May 1958 Vol 31 No 7 read beyond the first 60 pages which Secret Ingredient resulted in the book being a disappointment instead of the thrilling historical fiction it could have and should have beenReview by Ashley LaMarClosed the Cover

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The Tulip Eaters review ☆ 3 Murdered Her infant daughter is missing And the only clue is the body of an unknown man on the living room floor clutching a Luger in his cold dead hand Frantic to find Rose Nora puts aside her grief and frustration to start her own search But the contents of a locked metal box she finds in her parents' attic leave her with as many uestions as answers and suggest the killer was not a stranger Sav. The novel begins in 1980 in Houston Texas Nora de Jong returns home to discover that her mother Anneke has been murdered and her daughter Rose has been kidnapped An unknown man also lies dead Dissatisfied with the pace of the investigation Nora sets out to find her daughter Soon she is in Amsterdam investigating her parents activities during WWII in The Netherlands since those activities seem to be connected to the murder and kidnappingMy husband spent his teen years in The Netherlands and part of his family still lives there so I am always attracted to books with a Dutch setting The novel s historical information about the Nazi occupation of that country is certainly interesting and matches my mother in law s descriptions of life in that period Unfortunately besides the historical aspect I found little to like about the bookThe major problem is the lack of realism in the behaviour of the characters For example the police who arrive on the crime scene at the beginning are totally unprofessional It is highly unlikely that police would allow Nora and a friend to be present during the examination of the crime scene or that they would not check a body for identification The police believe that the dead man was Anneke s killer but then make statements like if the killer wore gloves They don t know if he did One policeman says It appears that there was a struggle and movement on the staircase and other footprints in the entryway and dining room What would indicate movement had occurred on the stairs Footprints are found inside the house The lead police investigator offers to help Nora hire a private detective adding they Used him before The police are in favour of a ransom being paid should it be demandedThe police are not the only ones who behave unrealistically Ariel manages to follow his father from Amsterdam to Houston and arrive just in time to witness a crucial event Though he had never been to Houston he has no difficulty navigating around the city and drove as fast as he could toward the airport Though wounded by a gunshot and bleeding he is able to escape authorities when he disembarks from a ferry an escape that is never describedThere are several such gaps as if the author could not figure out how to get a character out of a bind or have himher learn something significant and so chose to leave events unexplained One character says and I have no idea how and another says I never knew how he did it Twice Nora s hotel room number is divulged for the sake of expedienceCharacters have very convenient professions Ariel works in immigration at the airport and coincidentally is the one who admits Nora into The Netherlands Do American passports include street and city addresses on them Nico Nora s love interest just happens to be the director of a facility which houses documents from WWII and so can assist her in her investigation Nora herself is a pediatric surgeon and apparently an exceptionally gifted one since she speculates how oncologists dealt with death of their patients Nonetheless she is fired from her job because she takes too much time to deal with the death of her mother and the kidnapping of her daughter Nora s grandfather was a respected physician but he was also adept at ferreting out hiding places because he was so familiar with the city s buildings There are other gaps of logic Henny a WWII survivor supposedly lost her husband though there is no reference to her ever having married Henny speaks of the Nazis taking everyone in my family except me but the reader soon realizes a brother and sister of hers also survived One of the villains overhears a conversation between Nora and Nico and then tells his boss that Nico s surname is Meijer even though Nico s surname is never mentioned in that conversation A character turns down a narrow dark alley where she is attacked and her attacker dragged her uickly into an alley The kidnapper changes Rose s name to Jacoba but continues to call her Rose A daughter argued with her father constantly about his hatred of the Jews but then he never uestioned her joining the NSB which collaborated with the Nazis occupying The NetherlandsDialogue is unrealistic One friend would not say to another I didn t see you two that often you know I was busy working on my thesis on the effect of European economics on the Netherlands when the thesis topic has no relevance Two Dutch people agree on a payment she d given him the two grand up front Is that guilders or American dollars And would anyone actually describe a couple as Lovers such as the world has never seen before or since It was disappointing that there are so many problems with this novel The lack of realism is impossible to overlook The book needs much editing including a change of the title which really does not indicate the true contentNote I received an ARC of the book from the publisher via NetGalleyPlease check out my reader s blog and follow me on Twitter DCYakabuski Kitsune Matsuri The Open Gateway room floor clutching a Luger in his cold dead hand Frantic to find Rose Nora puts aside her grief and frustration to start her own search But the contents of a locked metal box she finds in her parents' attic leave her with as many uestions as answers and suggest the killer was not a stranger Sav. The novel begins in 1980 in Houston Texas Nora de Jong دیوان بلخ returns home to discover that her mother Anneke has been murdered and her daughter Rose has been kidnapped An unknown man also lies dead Dissatisfied with the pace of the investigation Nora sets out to find her daughter Soon she is in Amsterdam investigating her parents activities during WWII in The Netherlands since those activities seem to be connected to the murder and kidnappingMy husband spent his teen years in The Netherlands and part of his family still lives there so I am always attracted to books with a Dutch setting The novel s historical information about the Nazi occupation of that country is certainly interesting and matches my mother in law s descriptions of life in that period Unfortunately besides the historical aspect I found little to like about the bookThe major problem is the lack of 100 Reasons to Panic About Getting Married realism in the behaviour of the characters For example the police who arrive on the crime scene at the beginning are totally unprofessional It is highly unlikely that police would allow Nora and a friend to be present during the examination of the crime scene or that they would not check a body for identification The police believe that the dead man was Anneke s killer but then make statements like if the killer wore gloves They don t know if he did One policeman says It appears that there was a struggle and movement on the staircase and other footprints in the entryway and dining Selena Gomez Natural Star room What would indicate movement had occurred on the stairs Footprints are found inside the house The lead police investigator offers to help Nora hire a private detective adding they Used him before The police are in favour of a The Artful Avocado A Delightful and Definitive Handbook for the Gardner with an Indoor Specialty ransom being paid should it be demandedThe police are not the only ones who behave unrealistically Ariel manages to follow his father from Amsterdam to Houston and arrive just in time to witness a crucial event Though he had never been to Houston he has no difficulty navigating around the city and drove as fast as he could toward the airport Though wounded by a gunshot and bleeding he is able to escape authorities when he disembarks from a ferry an escape that is never describedThere are several such gaps as if the author could not figure out how to get a character out of a bind or have himher learn something significant and so chose to leave events unexplained One character says and I have no idea how and another says I never knew how he did it Twice Nora s hotel Strategy Concepts of Bill Belichick room number is divulged for the sake of expedienceCharacters have very convenient professions Ariel works in immigration at the airport and coincidentally is the one who admits Nora into The Netherlands Do American passports include street and city addresses on them Nico Nora s love interest just happens to be the director of a facility which houses documents from WWII and so can assist her in her investigation Nora herself is a pediatric surgeon and apparently an exceptionally gifted one since she speculates how oncologists dealt with death of their patients Nonetheless she is fired from her job because she takes too much time to deal with the death of her mother and the kidnapping of her daughter Nora s grandfather was a Athletic Shorts Six Short Stories respected physician but he was also adept at ferreting out hiding places because he was so familiar with the city s buildings There are other gaps of logic Henny a WWII survivor supposedly lost her husband though there is no The new gravity A new force a new mass a new accelerationunifying gravity with light reference to her ever having married Henny speaks of the Nazis taking everyone in my family except me but the Living With ME Chronic Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome reader soon A Step of Faith realizes a brother and sister of hers also survived One of the villains overhears a conversation between Nora and Nico and then tells his boss that Nico s surname is Meijer even though Nico s surname is never mentioned in that conversation A character turns down a narrow dark alley where she is attacked and her attacker dragged her uickly into an alley The kidnapper changes Rose s name to Jacoba but continues to call her Rose A daughter argued with her father constantly about his hatred of the Jews but then he never uestioned her joining the NSB which collaborated with the Nazis occupying The NetherlandsDialogue is unrealistic One friend would not say to another I didn t see you two that often you know I was busy working on my thesis on the effect of European economics on the Netherlands when the thesis topic has no Entre ses mains relevance Two Dutch people agree on a payment she d given him the two grand up front Is that guilders or American dollars And would anyone actually describe a couple as Lovers such as the world has never seen before or since It was disappointing that there are so many problems with this novel The lack of Joining the Preppers Creamy Herd Post SHTF Hucow Dairy Book 1 realism is impossible to overlook The book needs much editing including a change of the title which Eden's Children really does not indicate the true contentNote I Graphic Design Rules received an ARC of the book from the publisher via NetGalleyPlease check out my

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The Tulip Eaters review ☆ 3 Ing her daughter means delving deeper into her family's darkest history leading Nora half a world away to Amsterdam where her own unsettled past and memories of painful heartbreak rush back to haunt her As Nora feverishly pieces together the truth from an old family diary she's drawn back to a city under Nazi occupation where her mother's alliances may have long ago sealed her own–and Rose's fat. I passed this book on a shelf at the library and picked it up because the name sounded familiar I had heard about it somewhere Turns out that what I d heard about it may have been that it s not very good The storyline is terribly thought out deliberately convoluted and repeatedly contradictory For example does this paragraph make any senseEverything was the same the dark intricately carved balustrade that led upstairs to the offices of the war experts the thick red carpet on the stairs as if for royalty The faded antiue rugs she remembered were gone Harsh gray linoleum had replaced the rutilant hardwoods she had so admired The high ceilings with their carved crown moldings seemed incongruous with the cold white walls and modern furnishings Nora found it unsettling It drove home how long it had been since her life with Nico p 153So she says that everything was the same and then in the next sentence she s describing how different everything is it s only two years by the way but they ve completely remodeled this building so different that it drives home to her how long it s been since she was last there That s not only poor writing it s terrible editing Who allowed this to go to printIn another scene Ariel refuses to let his wife call the police and simply easily set things straight because he says if you call the police I ll definitely go to jail The next thing he says however is that he is going to find a way to set things straight I don t care what happens to me any It s gone too far p 285 SO THEN JUST CALL THE FREAKING POLICE AND END THIS TERRIBLE BOOK ALREADYAlso this may be the most ridiculously melodramatic sentence in the history of writing Surely you haven t forgotten how very rich I am Amarisa hissed p 146 Surely you haven t forgotten how very rich I am Seriously Not even a James Bond villain would ever say anything so ridiculous Oh and then AND THEN Spoiler Alert Although just go ahead and keep reading The book is terrible anyway view spoilerNora finally gets her daughter back but refuses to so much as CALL THE POLICE on the group of crazy psychopaths who kidnapped her daughter made multiple attempts to kill her and were complicit in the gruesome murder of her mother She just lets them go Because clearly people like that can be trusted to just leave you alone from now on even when you decide to leave America and move back to THE VERY SAME CITY as all the crazies who just tried to kill you and destroy your family hide spoiler


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    read × eBook or Kindle ePUB Î Antoinette van Heugten (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten Antoinette van Heugten Î 3 review They did not eat tulips they ate the bulbs That was my first thought seeing the pretty cover picture of The Tulip Eaters I know because I'm from the Netherlands and raised on WWII literature The subject has captured my attention my whole life Was the title an indication of the number of inconsistencies a reader could expect in book I told myself I shouldn't judge the book by its cover and read on red pen in handLet me share right

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    review The Tulip Eaters Antoinette van Heugten Î 3 review read × eBook or Kindle ePUB Î Antoinette van Heugten Setting Past WW II Present Day Re Read 3 Stars this timeNora dejong returns home from work one day to find that her entire life is over Her mother has been brutally murdered a strange man is also dead on the floor and her six month old daughter Rose is missing When the police and the FBI turn up with no leads Nora takes matters into her own hands herself to try and find out what happened to her mother and why and where

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten read × eBook or Kindle ePUB Î Antoinette van Heugten review The Tulip Eaters The Tulip Eaters has the potential to be an excellent book but there are too many inconsistencies too many over

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten The Tulip Eaters took off fast and instantly drew me in but by page 50 I was told everything who killed Anneke and why who the dead man is who took Roseand just like that the climax is over with 300 pages to go We spend the rest of the book watching Nora searching for information we already know And the writing is at about a sopho level Som

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten Wow this book is such a cluster I don't even know where to begin I forgot my Kindle on a recent trip so I picked this up to while away the time on my train ride to NYC I think being trapped on a crowded train is the only thing that made me keep

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten The novel begins in 1980 in Houston Texas Nora de Jong returns home to discover that her mother Anneke has been murdered and her daughter Rose has been kidnapped An unknown man also lies dead Dissatisfied with the pace of t

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten Antoinette van Heugten Î 3 review I passed this book on a shelf at the library and picked it up because the name sounded familiar I had heard about it somewhere Turns out that what I'd heard about it may have been that it's not very good The storyline is terribly thought out deliberately convoluted and repeatedly contradictory For example does this paragraph make any senseE

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten Well I see the reviews are split on this book and frankly I'm surprised I mean it's a novel so yeah there were some shocking character

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten Antoinette van Heugten Î 3 review review The Tulip Eaters Did I enjoy this book YesMy first reaction to this book was that it has a very strange title I couldn’t imagine what the story was about But apparently in 1944 a Nazi embargo forced Dutch families into near starvation Famished families ground tulip pulp into a watery porridge and ate them to survive Who knewSo how does all this fit into a murderkidnap mystery in Houston Texas Very nicely actually Nora de Jong returns home from work to fin

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Tulip Eaters AUTHOR Antoinette van Heugten read × eBook or Kindle ePUB Î Antoinette van Heugten Nora de Jong's mother is murdered and her baby is kidnapped in the opening pages of this book Nora becomes impatient with the progress made by the police in solving the crimes and she takes on the investigation herself In doing so

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  • Paperback
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  • The Tulip Eaters
  • Antoinette van Heugten
  • English
  • 17 January 2020
  • 9780778313885