Do Not Disturb: An addictive psychological thriller
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Oh my. The way this story connected everything in the end was brilliant. This started out slow for me, but my goodness was this a roller coaster.
The Spectator’s reviewer does not really consider Rwanda, as a particular country, or society. He sees a benighted Africa, with Rwanda as a prime example.I can't spell out the twist without a spoiler, but its one of my pet peeves. Her style reminded me a little of Shari Lapena. You get a fast, entertaining read. So.... if you're looking for something with some creepy characters and setting, this would work, doesn't involve too much brain power.
In Rwanda, far from valuing deceit, to be “inyangamugayo” literally one who abhors dishonour, is the highest accolade that can be paid to any individual.I wasn’t overly attached to the characters, so I think that’s why I was slow to really get into the book. I can’t put my finger on why, they were complex and felt realistic, but something just stopped me from overly caring for about half the book.
There was something about Serena that irked me the minute she stepped inside the B&B. Nothing I was immediately able to put my finger on but you could just feel the atmosphere change in a heartbeat and I didn’t trust her at all. That said though, things didn’t at all pan out the way I expected them to. What follows is a graphic blood bath, one room after the other at the roadside hotel, some of which is so over the top that you can't help but roll your eyes. Yet, you can't stop reading. It's literally a road-side accident, the kind you know you should look away from but can't.
a b c d French, Howard W. (30 March 2021). "The Dark Underside of Rwanda's Model Public Image". The New York Times . Retrieved 6 April 2021. Rudasingwa, Theogene (6 April 2021). "Rudasingwa On Why People Become Apologists for Kagame's Regime in Rwanda". Democracy in Africa . Retrieved 6 April 2021.