Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Two Nights in Lisbon
Two Nights in Lisbon: A Novel | Chris Pavone
I absolutely loved this unputdownable thriller. A masterly, sleek, and sophisticated novel about love, marriage, and truth. Read it! Lisa Scottoline You think you know a person . . . Ariel Price wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is goneno warning, no note, not answering his phone. Something is wrong. She starts with hotel security, then the police, then the American embassy, at each confronting questions she cant fully answer: What exactly is John doing in Lisbon? Why would he drag her along on his business trip? Who would want to harm him? And why does Ariel know so little about her newmuch youngerhusband? The clock is ticking. Ariel is increasingly frustrated and desperate, running out of time, and the one person in the world who can help is the one person she least wants to ask. Tautly wound and expertly crafted, Two Nights in Lisbon is a riveting thriller about a woman under pressure, and how far she will go when everything is on the line. With sparkling prose and razor-sharp insights, bestselling author Chris Pavone delivers a stunning and sophisticated international thriller that will linger long after the surprising final page.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
Vansa
post image

@Eggs #Wondrouswednesday
🍁I follow Chris Pavone's blog,he seems like a really nice person.Frank Tallis,so interesting.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her fierce intelligence.Leila Aboulela and her knowledge.Terry Pratchett,when he was alive
🍁All those
🍁Twisty,complex plot and deeply feminist.Full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4719432323

Eggs Thanks for the thoughtful responses 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
17 likes1 comment
review
BookLineNSinker
post image
Bailedbailed

This one just didn't keep my attention. After reading some other reviews about this book I decided to bail because I have a shelf full of TBR and I decided after my last read that left me wanting, I should try something different!

review
LKK526
Panpan

More like two years in Lisbon. I slogged thru and wanted to bail a couple of times. A couple is in Lisbon for the husband‘s business trip when he is kidnapped. The wife tries to find out what happened and her ordeal is a good chunk of the story. I kept falling asleep…read at your own risk

bthegood I love this review - thank you for making me smile this morning - make a great day - 2mo
LKK526 @bthegood well if I made you smile, my work is done😊👍💙💚 2mo
bthegood @LKK526 😃 👍 2mo
See All 6 Comments
BookLineNSinker I just bailed from this book after seeing your review 😂 I was having a really hard time getting into it to begin with and I have a lot of library books on my tbr shelf so I abandoned it without guilt lol! 1mo
LKK526 @BookLineNSinker at least you had the good sense to bail. I just read your review of All Good People Here. It‘s on my TBR and since we agree on Lisbon, I‘m removing it. I just bailed on The Citadel which was on Jenna‘s book recommendations from the today show. Couldn‘t get into it. I need to learn to do that more often 1mo
LKK526 @BookLineNSinker not the Citadel. The Cloisters 1mo
7 likes6 comments
blurb
bookandbedandtea
post image

Tea and a book...I love weekend mornings! I'm not sure I'm sold on the book yet, though.

blurb
Jerdencon
post image

Im a little late but will be starting this today - and I‘ll send it by hopefully by the end of the week… sorry for the delay. #lmpbc @kstadt929 @Christyco125

Christyco125 I hope you like it. 🤞 2mo
28 likes1 comment
blurb
LMJenkins
post image

Up next!

28 likes1 stack add
review
LisaLovesToRead
post image
Pickpick

This pulled me in. The end felt a little rushed to bring everything together, but that‘s only a small gripe.

review
Floresj
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Mehso-so

It feels like a Mr and Mrs Smith wannabe. There were a number of leaps of plausibility and stereotypes galore in frequent scenes. I didn‘t love any of the characters. That being said, I did fly through it and enjoyed some escapism reading in trying to predict the ending.

review
kstadt929
post image
Mehso-so

This one was completely different from what I expected, but I am so happy this was a #LMPBC pick! 📖 @Christyco125 @Jerdencon

blurb
kstadt929
post image

Starting my #LMPBC along with a lime frosted coconut bar from Starbucks 🌴 🥥 @Jerdencon @Christyco125

Bklover Now that sounds yummy! 4mo
14 likes1 comment
blurb
suvata
post image

#Litsy Fun and Games
Hmmm … What will end up being my favorite book for 2022?
This is getting harder and harder each month. #SoManyGoodBooks
Thanks to @chasjjlee for designing the template.
#bookstagram #modernmrsdarcybookclub #BestBookIn2022

Freespirit Wow what a great idea!! 4mo
34 likes1 comment
review
MallenNC
post image
Pickpick

I‘d never read this author before. It was a good thriller that kept my interest. I listened to the audiobook, and there were a few spots where I was wishing I‘d had the print version so I could read a little faster!

review
suvata
post image
Pickpick

#MMD 2022 Summer Reading Guide

#StoryGraph: fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced
448 pages | first published 2022

Ariel Price wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is gone―no warning, no note, not answering his phone. Something is wrong.

The clock is ticking. Ariel is increasingly frustrated and desperate, running out of time, and the one person in the world who can help is the one person she least wants to ask.

5-stars

Bookwormjillk I‘m really looking forward to this one 4mo
suvata @Bookwormjillk OMG it‘s so good. Twists and turns like you wouldn‘t believe. 4mo
42 likes2 comments
quote
suvata
post image

blurb
kstadt929
post image

It arrived yesterday and I can‘t wait to get started (after I wrap up a few books I have in progress 😅) #LMPBC

Christyco125 Yay!!🎉 5mo
suvata I thought it was a great book. Hope you enjoy it. 4mo
16 likes2 comments
review
Christyco125
post image
Pickpick

I just finished this up tonight. This was my first ever book for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club. I had some trouble writing ✍️ in a book. 😱 So I eased into it by writing sticky notes and then went back and marked it up once I finished.

This will be on its way soon to @kstadt929 for #LMPBC #groupS

kstadt929 Yay!! I can‘t wait!! 📖 It was hard for me to write in a book at first too, but I do find it fun to let my thoughts out now…as long as it is in some books and not all 😂 5mo
Jerdencon Exactly this @kstadt929 first time my son saw me - he was horrified lol (edited) 5mo
Christyco125 I‘m glad I‘m not alone @kstadt929 @Jerdencon 5mo
Kimzey I have trouble writing in books also. Post its are a great idea! 😊 5mo
51 likes4 comments
review
jspoelker
post image
Pickpick

At first glance this appears to be another female empowerment thriller complete with an international backdrop between Portugal and the US. But it is way more than that! The surprise twist propels this one into its own category of mystery and intrigue. Before the roller coaster turn, it reads like a female Robert Langdon (Dan Brown) pager turner. Buckle up. You are in for quite a ride!

blurb
LeslieO
post image

“Ariel awakens, alone. “

I love the alliteration of it all.
#FirstLineFridays

29 likes1 stack add
review
CuriousG
post image
Pickpick

Not my usual genre of choice, but my husband bought this for me. Overall an enjoyable read & I'm giving it a pick. I would prefer to have a book that focuses on the expectations & dangers of being a woman, to actually be written by a woman. Feels squicky to have a man explaining our experiences to us. That being said, he did a decent job & must have had a good team of editors/actually listened to the women around him. Content Warning in comments.

CuriousG CONTENT WARNING: sexual assault 5mo
17 likes1 comment
review
Tiffiney
post image
Mehso-so

There were a lot of little angry rants in this book...which made it hard to enjoy. It was almost a DNF for me...but I trudged through. It was just an okay read.

parker_pa1 Hi Mrs ☺
Good day to you ✨ how are you doing and how's things going with you over there my dear..?
5mo
42 likes1 comment
review
Hooked_on_books
post image
Pickpick

Ariel wakes in her Lisbon hotel to find her husband gone. The police and US embassy don‘t seem concerned, while she is slowly losing it. Then things start coming up that make you wonder what‘s going on. While the twists were obvious well in advance, I thoroughly enjoyed this propulsive story. And kudos to Pavone for writing such a realistic female MC that I forgot it was written by a man while listening!

44 likes1 stack add
blurb
LatrelWhite
post image

🎧🆙next

You think you know a person . . .

Ariel Pryce wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is gone—no warning, no note, not answering his phone. Something is wrong.

LatrelWhite This book I see a movie coming!!!👏🏽👏🏽 6mo
12 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
janeycanuck
post image
Pickpick

A soft pick. There was a lot going on and I think a few of the “twists” were a little too obvious but it‘s good summer reading. Likely better as a movie, though?

Book 2/3 for #JoysofJune (a library book)

Andrew65 Great progress 👏👏👏 6mo
36 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
MyNamesParadise
post image
Mehso-so

This book just kept going on & on. The pacing was off. It would be quick then slow then quick then slow. I felt jolted while reading it. Then I felt cheated by the end. I didn‘t really buy the relationship between mother & son. Some of the flashbacks that were used to develop the main character were boring. I know the author of the book is a book editor. But something could‘ve been done to make the book more enticing. Idk this just wasn‘t for me.

review
ScrappyMags
post image
Pickpick

Ariel Pryce‘s husband John has been kidnapped in Lisbon. Poof. Gone. To get him back, Ariel has to delve into her past to cover the ransom. But it‘s a past fraught with trauma and mystery and Ariel is flung back into the spotlight. 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: Ooooh Lisbon! Sign me up for this trip (minus the kidnapping!), but what a backdrop for this well-fashioned, tautly-told tale that reads like an action movie with a twist of mystery.

JamieArc I‘ve always liked Pavone‘s books. They have always been page turners for me, easy to read through in a few sittings, with good settings. 6mo
ScrappyMags @JamieArc this was my first read for him but I‘m DEFINITELY going to read his other stuff. Love the “Travel Mystery” genre right now - has me Googling pics! 😂 6mo
51 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Lauren.Archer
post image
Pickpick

This was such a fun ride, that had such a satisfying ending for me. I went into this blindly and I think it was all the better for that. This is so fast paced, you will not want to put this one down….trust me.

BarbaraBB I do. I had this one my radar already but your review seals the deal! 6mo
51 likes3 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Vansa
post image

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
1.All couch potato activities-watching the latest Brit comedies,listening to Bbc radio dramas/podcasts!
2.I do!I review actively on Goodreads,here's me latest:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4719432323
I find GR reviews and people's reviews in Litsy really useful,apart from reviews on The Guardian,The Critic.
3.My spot on my couch,with my husband next to me so I can read out interesting bits to him!

Eggs Love these responses ~ thanks for joining in 🤩 7mo
13 likes1 comment
review
JoyBlue
post image
Mehso-so

This tense mystery built its way to a high rating from me and then tore itself down. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#two-nights-in-lisbon

#NetGalley #MacmillanAudio #TwoNightsinLisbon

Vansa I absolutely loved this book.I found it timely,and gripping,and I felt the sexual assault scenes were not gratuitous at all.They actually aren't described in a voyeuristic way,and you get a sense of the female protagonist's horror and shock.Additionally,sexual assault is not used as a catalyst for a man's trauma.The thriller aspects were edge of the seat,and the author switches genres beautifully.(1/n) 7mo
Vansa Also,what he's writing about is so pervasive.Unlike a lot of books that seem to throw in sexual assault for titillation or merely shock value( both My absolute darling and A little life),this book emphasises the survival,and systemic difficulties part.(n/n) 7mo
JoyBlue @Vansa Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Vansa! 7mo
41 likes3 comments
review
BookishTrish
post image
Mehso-so

I wanted to know what was going on until about headway through when I was very nope about the whole thing. It did feel uncomfortable that this particular story was told by a man. (I also really hope Ariel says obrigada instead of obrigado in the final version.) #netgalley

wanderinglynn Such floofy cuteness! ❤️🐱 9mo
Susanita For this review I say obrigada 🙏 9mo
54 likes2 comments
quote
Vansa
post image

This book. Please, please read it. It's incredibly astute about the state of the world right now, realpolitik, patriarchy, and justice.

12 likes3 stack adds
quote
Vansa
post image

quote
Vansa
post image

Picked up this book on a whim, and thoroughly enjoying it.Apart from being edge of the seat thriller, Pavone surprises me with his sharp insights on womanhood and the patriarchy, all in a completely recognisable, non didactic way.