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7 dae By Deon Meyer

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Ek sal elke dag 'n poliesman skiet tot julle die moordenaar van Hanneke Sloet aankla So lui die dreigbrief aan die SAPS En dan begin die jagtog Bennie Griessel is die een wat die dossier moet heropen Die saak is 40 dae oud die spoor is koud Daar's ge. I stayed up really late to finish this one Towards the end it was absolutely impossible to put down because the need to discover who the sniper was became overwhelmingDeon Meyer is a brilliant author and I really wish I remembered enough of the Afrikaans I once knew to be able to read his books in their original language As it is in translation they create such a good picture of South Africa as it really is In this the third in the Benny Griessel series he writes a very strong police procedural There is less action than the previous two books detective work but still a fair bit of tension Side issues such as Benny's relationships and his children take up just a few pages but are interesting as they relate to his characterThe answers to who the sniper was and why came completely out of left field but with hindsight all the clues were there I just missed them Deon Meyer is a lot smarter than me which is why he writes books and I read them Long may he continue to do so

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Rnard weghou van die bottel voor haar groot terugkeer konsert sy seun keer om nie skandes te maak nie sy kollegas weerhou daarvan om die ondersoek te kelder en sy eie verterende lus vir die helende kragte van drank in toom probeer hou Sewe dae van he. Exciting nail biting police procedural set in post apartheid South Africa The racially integrated Hawks and other police divisions set out to solve the cold case murder of a woman lawyer who was involved in a complicated business deal Against them is a sniper who is picking off policemen one by one Race against the clock to outwit the sniper and solve the crime I just had to keep reading to find out who the sniper wasHighly recommended

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En motief nie geen leidrade nie net 'n reeks naakfoto's 'n hoogs ingewikkelde saketransaksie en onmenslike druk van topbestuur die media en die meedoenlose onpeilbare sluipskutter En deur dit alles moet Griessel sy nuwe vriendin die sangeres Alexa Ba. This is so much than just a crime novel; it also gives a glimpse of South African society in the present time I enjoyed the wide variety of interesting and realistic characters and all the interactions between them Meyer is very successful at showing the animosities between the different race groups who in spite of their prejudices and dislikes try so hard to cooperate and get along with each other I love the way he alternates between Afrikaans and English; reflecting the way South Africans really speak to each other

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  • 7 dae By Deon Meyer
  • Deon Meyer
  • Afrikaans
  • 23 June 2018
  • 9780798156219

About the Author: Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer was born in the South African town of Paarl in the winelands of the Western Cape in 1958 and grew up in Klerksdorp in the gold mining region of Northwest ProvinceAfter military duty and studying at the Potchefstroom University he joined Die Volksblad a daily newspaper in Bloemfontein as a reporter Since then he has worked as press liaison advertising copywriter creative directo



10 thoughts on “7 dae By Deon Meyer

  1. says:

    I stayed up really late to finish this one Towards the end it was absolutely impossible to put down because the need to discover who the sniper was became overwhelmingDeon Meyer is a brilliant author and I really wish I remembered enough of the Afrikaans I once knew to be able to read his books in their original language As it is in translation they create such a good picture of South Africa as it really is In this the third in the Benny Griessel series he writes a very strong police procedural There is less action than the previous two books detective work but still a fair bit of tension Side issues such as Benny's relationships and his children take up just a few pages but are interesting as they relate to his characterThe answers to who the sniper was and why came completely out of left field but with hindsight all the clues were there I just missed them Deon Meyer is a lot smarter than me which is why he writes books and I read them Long may he continue to do so

  2. says:

    Deon Meyer writes superb complex crime novels about life and death in the Cape Town area These books are originally written in Afrikaans and translated into English and other languages His powerful stories paint a seemingly authentic portrait of the location the post apartheid turmoil and his perception of crime and corruption within the political structure and the police force The author’s website contains photos taken to illustrate the sites mentioned in his books This is the 4th mystery thriller featuring Detective Benny Griessel that I have read recently and I have a 5th one waiting These are intricately plotted fast paced police procedurals but with a human touch The characters and their emotions are vividly developed and they come alive on the page An unknown man is threatening to shoot a policeman every day until the police solve a cold case He refers to the killing of Hanneke Sloet an upcoming female lawyer with some very complicated business dealings Benny is dealing with a lot of pressure to solve the murder before police get injured or killed by the sniper The threats are emailed to police headuarters and contain a lot of Biblical passages rantings about Communists and coverups within the police force They also include much misdirection making the case difficult to solve Benny is called in to lead the cold case and is working within a newly restructured police force made up of Blacks Coloureds and with a disliked and ridiculed female playing a leading role in the investigation The case involves complex trails of financial fraud money laundering money trails and hidden bank accounts He is also fighting the demons of alcoholism and has remained sober for over 200 days but still struggles with the urge to drink He has a new love in his life a beautiful insecure alcoholic who was once a famous singer He is also involved in the problems of his two older teenaged children His personal life is a distraction and he is troubled by his lack of tech savvy in a case that relies heavily on cell phones and computer knowledge My low score compared with the other books in the series has nothing to do with the well written twisty plot and the great character development I have never been a fan of mysteries involving financial crime and I found the intricacies of this part of the book very difficult for my brain to entirely absorb In compensation Benny and his team were often coming up with wrong theories following wrong leads and struggling with the solution to the murder as well as the identity of the sniper and his motivation Like the other books in the series it moved at a frantic and thrilling pace

  3. says:

    I listened to the audiobook is wonderfully narrated by Simon VanceWhenever I feel like I need a faster paced police procedural with well fleshed out characters and a wonderful sense of place I turn to the Benny Griessel books by Deon Meyer In this third installment a sniper is taking shots at the South Africa police and threatens that the shootings will continue daily until the corrupt SA cops solve a cold case Grissel is brought in to head up the investigation team and the chase is on There are multiple interesting story lines I continued to enjoy the bad choices that test Benny's sobriety and the politics of the new South Africa but this one lacked something for me The plot felt untidy with lots of loose ends that frustrated both Benny and me and the pacing seemed off There wasn't much character development in this one either and that's very unlike Meyer's story telling style So while I enjoyed it I think this book the weakest of the series so far

  4. says:

    I bought this book during a mammoth sale this spring Like most of the books bought then it was collecting dust on my shelf for a considerable amount of time Unlike the others I actually picked it up the same year I bought it Now that I have read it I wonder what took me so long Even before the sale I had staked out Deon Meyer as an author I would eventually read As soon as I started reading I knew I had hit the jackpot This is definitely one of the ten best books I have read this yearSomeone is shooting police men to get attention to the murder of Hanneke Sloet He claims that the police knows who the murderer is and is trying to cover it up Detective inspector Benny Griessel is in for a lot of pressure trying to find out who killed the succesful young lawyer before any of his colleagues get hurt Benny has his own troubles He is a recovering alcoholic and falling in love with a woman who has the same problem Alexa I liket this personal story very much as well as Benny's relationship with his grown children The second half of the book leaves these interesting side plots mostly by the wayside At that point the chase is what fascinates most anywayI had absolutely no idea about whodunnit not even the tiniest little bit of suspicion until the big reveal Brilliantly plotted intelligently and heart warmingly told I can absolutely recommend this for any lover of crime novels

  5. says:

    This is so much than just a crime novel; it also gives a glimpse of South African society in the present time I enjoyed the wide variety of interesting and realistic characters and all the interactions between them Meyer is very successful at showing the animosities between the different race groups who in spite of their prejudices and dislikes try so hard to cooperate and get along with each other I love the way he alternates between Afrikaans and English; reflecting the way South Africans really speak to each other

  6. says:

    One of my favourite writersFor me one of the key attractions of Deon Meyer’s books is the way he brings to life the real people of South Africa A very taut police procedural Shows a panoramic picture of modern South Africa But just a few pages of this book will show that even though Meyer has set his sights lower here he is simply too good a writer to produce anything by the numbers In fact if he'd written only books as concise as this he’d still be above averageOnly “Trackers†remains to be read and I intend to correct it as soon as possibleReading one of his books in English makes me want to take up Afrikaans…

  7. says:

    Exciting nail biting police procedural set in post apartheid South Africa The racially integrated Hawks and other police divisions set out to solve the cold case murder of a woman lawyer who was involved in a complicated business deal Against them is a sniper who is picking off policemen one by one Race against the clock to outwit the sniper and solve the crime I just had to keep reading to find out who the sniper wasHighly recommended

  8. says:

    Deon Meyer writes books that so beautifully reflect the political and social climate of South Africa But he does so in books that are so ENJOYABLE to read No racial angst no social apologism just really good detective novelsIn 7 Days we meet up with flawed police detective Benny Griessel again not to mention the fiery irritable Captain Mbali Kaleni Over a period of seven days Griessel will race the clock to solve the homicide of a beautiful young lawyer while Kaleni will bicker and battle her way to finding an anonymous sniper who has shot a policemanReading late into the night I was struck by Meyer's deft characterisation; one really likes his characters without falling into that saccharine comfort zone where one enjoys characters just because they are familiar Rather in 7 Days one likes Meyer's complex characters because of their flaws flaws which ensure one never gets too comfortable with themAs a South African reader I particularly enjoy reading books based in a setting that I know and in an environment that I am familiar with There are many SA authors that could provide this for me of course but Meyer is my go to guy because there is none of the pseudo philosophical meanderings that are a feature of so many SA authorsHaving said this if you are not South African 7 Days is a pretty good way to find out a bit about the country And you'll enjoy the trip Meyer makes sure of that

  9. says:

    You cant go wrong with a Deon Meyer

  10. says:

    Deon Meyer is a story teller His descriptions of South African life and philosophy are well described in Seven DaysThe story begins when someone is accusing the police department of covering up the murder of Henneke Sloet an attractive attorney who was stabbed to death in her luxury apartmentWith the delay in investigations a sniper begins shooting policemen The sniper sends emails uoting the bible and stating that he will continue to shoot police officers until they arrest the person who killed SloetBenny Griessel is assigned to the case He's a member of the Hawks An exclusive group of police officers who are assigned high profile casesBenny is an alcoholic and dating a woman named Alexia She is also an alcoholic and Benny has been trying to keep her on the wagon Benny needs to spend time to help Alexia but the case is too demanding and he fears for her sobrietyBenny's team learns that Henneke had a dealing with a black only owned business There was something suspicious in a business transaction The police checked on the use of Public Pension funds and how people could be put on the board of these pensions to ensure a favorable vote on investmentsThe case continues with Benny trying to find Henneke's killer and the police trying to discover who the sniper is and stop himThe story is told at a leisurely pace and it seems to represent the style of life in South Africa but underneath that relaxed pace is the heart pounding effort to find a killer and discover the motives of why someone would want to kill a person as well thought of as Henneke Sloet

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