All This I Will Give to You
The award-winning, international bestselling page-burner about the secrets and lies of one man that lead another into a treacherous house of strangers… When novelist Manuel Ortigosa learns that his husband, Álvaro, has been killed in a car crash, it comes as a devastating shock. It won’t be the last. He’s now arrived in Galicia. It’s where Álvaro died. It’s where the case has already been quickly closed as a tragic accident. It’s also where Álvaro hid his secrets.The man to whom Manuel was married for fifteen years was not the unassuming man he knew.Álvaro’s trail leads Manuel deep into one of Spain’s most powerful and guarded families. Behind the walls of their forbidding estate, Manuel is nothing but an unwelcome and dangerous intruder. Then he finds two allies: a stubbornly suspicious police lieutenant and Álvaro’s old friend—and private confessor—from seminary school. Together they’re collecting the pieces of Álvaro’s past, his double life, and his mysterious death.But in the shadows of nobility and privilege, Manuel is about to unravel a web of corruption and deception that could be as fatal a trap for him as it was for the man he loved.

All This I Will Give to You Details

TitleAll This I Will Give to You
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 1st, 2018
PublisherAmazonCrossing
Rating
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Cultural, Spain

All This I Will Give to You Review

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    January 1, 1970
    A couple of month's ago did I listen to all the books in the Baztán trilogy by Dolores Redondo. I was so captivated by them that it was with quite a lot of sadness that I finished the last book. So, when I learned that there was a new book translated into English to read was I thrilled and hoped to a chance to read it soon. So, I was happy to get the chance to be part of the blog tour for the book. I have to admit that what I most wanted was a continuation to the last book in the Baztán trilogy A couple of month's ago did I listen to all the books in the Baztán trilogy by Dolores Redondo. I was so captivated by them that it was with quite a lot of sadness that I finished the last book. So, when I learned that there was a new book translated into English to read was I thrilled and hoped to a chance to read it soon. So, I was happy to get the chance to be part of the blog tour for the book. I have to admit that what I most wanted was a continuation to the last book in the Baztán trilogy since the ending left me feeling that the story wasn't really finished. Not that I wasn't looking forward to reading this book. I was definitely thrilled to have a new Redondo book to read.ALL THIS I WILL GIVE TO YOU is a gripping mystery book. It's a thick book and you have to have patient reading it. The story slowly unfurls along the way and you learn more and more about Álvaro and his quite dysfunctional family along the way. Manuel has a lot to take in, not only has he lost the man he loves, he learns that Álvaro had a lot of secrets. And, the more Manuel dig into Álvaro's death, the surer he is that something is wrong. What really happened the night Álvaro died? Why is his family acting so weird and why did Álvaro ever tell him about his familyALL THIS I WILL GIVE TO YOU is a slow-paced book. Never boring, just very detailed and closing the book felt a bit like saying goodbye to new friends. I felt the need to not rush the story, I wanted to really take in the details. Manuel is such a wonderful man, a bit lost now that his rock Álvaro is gone. He slowly realizes that Álvaro has taken care of a lot in his life, and he only realizes it now that he's gone. There is a flashback in the story to how they met and is such a wonderful and romantic story. Also, the very ending of the book almost had me in tears. It was so perfect!I will end this review by saying that if you want a really well-written mystery novel, then I recommend ALL THIS I WILL GIVE TO YOU. I can't wait to read more books from Dolores Redondo. I want to thank ed public relations for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!
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  • Javi
    January 1, 1970
    Aunque la intriga está presente en toda la novela, y coge de la novela negra la parte de la resolución de un misterio, creo que Todo esto te daré es mucho más que eso; hay un marcado drama familiar, que se acrecenta, entre otras cosas, con la llegada de Manuel a Galicia. Una tierra dura y de contrastes, donde todavía las creencias católicas y las tradiciones siguen siendo algo muy importante, sobre todo en los lugares rurales; donde la antigua nobleza sigue teniendo el mismo peso, aunque extraof Aunque la intriga está presente en toda la novela, y coge de la novela negra la parte de la resolución de un misterio, creo que Todo esto te daré es mucho más que eso; hay un marcado drama familiar, que se acrecenta, entre otras cosas, con la llegada de Manuel a Galicia. Una tierra dura y de contrastes, donde todavía las creencias católicas y las tradiciones siguen siendo algo muy importante, sobre todo en los lugares rurales; donde la antigua nobleza sigue teniendo el mismo peso, aunque extraoficialmente, que tenía en la antigüedad, y donde estas familias pueden hacer casi lo que les plazca sin repercusiones. Un pazo con una de las familias de nobles más importantes de Galicia, cuyos miembros tratan a los demás como súbditos y están acostumbrados a que la gente les obedezca sin más, un matrimonio homosexual que se rompe por la muerte de uno de ellos dejando un viudo desesperado al que se unirá un Guardia Civil homófobo y un sacerdote como lo más parecido que tendrá a unos amigos por aquellos lares.Es posible que si vais buscando una novela de intriga en la que se va al grano en la resolución del misterio, se siguen pistas y demás, no os encontréis lo que te estábais esperando, pero si empezáis el libro sin expectativas, dejándoos llevar a lo que está por venir y simplemente disfrutando de esa resolución del misterio pero también de todo lo que la acompaña, de la creación de esos personajes que están repletos de vida, y de esa genial narración, seguro que no os defrauda.Si queréis leer una reseña más extensa podéis echarle un ojo a mi blog Entre píxeles y páginas. ¡Gracias por la visita!
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  • Un té con Ceres
    January 1, 1970
    Es una novela que desde las primeras páginas te invita a leer por la historia, la prosa y la intriga, que no se hace esperar.Una historia bien hilada, con muchos personajes, cada uno con sus matices y su personalidad. Ambientada en Galicia, concretamente en Lugo, nos da a conocer no solo el lugar o las costumbres sino tambien la vendimia en una zona dificil como es la Ribeira Sacra.Es una historia que trata muchos temas y eso la hace muy amena.Si tengo que poner una pega serían las descripciones Es una novela que desde las primeras páginas te invita a leer por la historia, la prosa y la intriga, que no se hace esperar.Una historia bien hilada, con muchos personajes, cada uno con sus matices y su personalidad. Ambientada en Galicia, concretamente en Lugo, nos da a conocer no solo el lugar o las costumbres sino tambien la vendimia en una zona dificil como es la Ribeira Sacra.Es una historia que trata muchos temas y eso la hace muy amena.Si tengo que poner una pega serían las descripciones y reflexiones. Nos se hacen pesadas porque no se recrea en ello pero en ocasiones te obliga a releer porque adorna demasiado el texto y te saca de la historia. Es una apreciación personal y para nada te entorpece la lectura. Lo recomiendo.VALORACIÓN: 8/10
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  • Ale Rivero
    January 1, 1970
    Me gustó mucho la forma de narrar de la autora, aunque no me conquistó tanto como para salir enseguida a buscar algún otro de sus libros. Pero vamos a la historia en sí. Desde un principio me enganché con el personaje principal de Manuel, por su imagen de escritor que vive alejado de la realidad, pero conforme pasaron las páginas también me llamaron mucho Lucas, con su confianza plena en el amigo perdido, y Nogueira, con su búsqueda incansable de la verdad a pesar de todo lo que tiene que afront Me gustó mucho la forma de narrar de la autora, aunque no me conquistó tanto como para salir enseguida a buscar algún otro de sus libros. Pero vamos a la historia en sí. Desde un principio me enganché con el personaje principal de Manuel, por su imagen de escritor que vive alejado de la realidad, pero conforme pasaron las páginas también me llamaron mucho Lucas, con su confianza plena en el amigo perdido, y Nogueira, con su búsqueda incansable de la verdad a pesar de todo lo que tiene que afrontar de forma personal. El suspenso en torno a lo que ha sucedido con los personajes que ya no están entre los vivos es de lo más interesante, pero lo que más me llegó fue el dramatismo que se va construyendo a medida que los protagonistas recolectan las pistas para saber lo que ha sucedido. Aunque probablemente hacia la mitad de la historia ya había descubierto al posible culpable, quería saber cómo lo descubrirían los propios personajes. De todas maneras, no me esperaba semejante dramón hacia el final de la historia, y al final solo me dejó con ganas de más. Hubiera querido un final más duro para el culpable, aunque probablemente ya lo tendría sin conseguir lo que deseaba. Más que recomendable.
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  • Lesincele Viaja gracias a los libros
    January 1, 1970
    Una pena pero ha sido una lectura que me ha costado mucho acabar. La trama me gusta y la escritora escribe realmente bien. Pero en mi caso, las numerosas descripciones y reflexiones que realiza nuestro protagonista se me hicieron numerosas, reiterativas y sin mucho contenido, por lo que la mayoría me sobraban. Es una trama que me hubiera gustado mucho más con la mitad de páginas y ambientada hace más años.
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  • Rosana Adler
    January 1, 1970
    Novela excesiva: en extensión, en melodrama, en subtramas...La autora se recrea en sentimientos, emociones, recuerdos etc..., restándoles fuerza y dramatismo.Se repite información en varias ocasiones (un personaje que hace algo y luego se lo cuenta a otro con todo lujo de detalles), y hay subtramas cuya finalidad es, como mínimo, cuestionable (la parte "metaliteraria", los viñedos, el policía y su esposa...).La parte "emocional" oculta durante 2/3 de la novela la trama de misterio, que solo dest Novela excesiva: en extensión, en melodrama, en subtramas...La autora se recrea en sentimientos, emociones, recuerdos etc..., restándoles fuerza y dramatismo.Se repite información en varias ocasiones (un personaje que hace algo y luego se lo cuenta a otro con todo lujo de detalles), y hay subtramas cuya finalidad es, como mínimo, cuestionable (la parte "metaliteraria", los viñedos, el policía y su esposa...).La parte "emocional" oculta durante 2/3 de la novela la trama de misterio, que solo destaca en el último tercio, elevando el escaso interés de la historia, pese a contar con el handicap que supone el estilo farragoso de la autora, que cuenta casi todo de la manera más incomprensible y retorcida, logrando que haya que leer algunas frases y conclusiones varias veces para enterarse.Los ocasionales cambios de punto de vista, cuando la gran mayoría de la obra se narra desde la óptica de Manuel, son tan innecesarios como absurdos.Más convencional de lo que pueda parecer, no es difícil adivinar la identidad del asesino principal, pese a las vueltas que se le da a las posibles pistas.Lastrada por un exceso de sentimentalismo, una redacción caótica, demasiadas páginas ocupadas en repetir lo que ya se sabe, la novela se hace demasiado larga para lo que cuenta.
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  • Lou
    January 1, 1970
    Venga, opinión impopular en tres, dos, uno…Suscribo todo lo dicho durante mi progreso de lectura: el ritmo de la historia es muuuuy lento, pero mucho; tanto que no termina de arrancar hasta bien entrada la segunda mitad del libro. La sensación es que hay mucha paja. En serio, unas descripciones tan minuciosas y con tanto artificio resultan innecesarias y sólo conseguían distraerme del quid de la trama. De hecho no llegué a plantearme quién podía ser el asesino/a hasta unos pocos capítulos antes Venga, opinión impopular en tres, dos, uno…Suscribo todo lo dicho durante mi progreso de lectura: el ritmo de la historia es muuuuy lento, pero mucho; tanto que no termina de arrancar hasta bien entrada la segunda mitad del libro. La sensación es que hay mucha paja. En serio, unas descripciones tan minuciosas y con tanto artificio resultan innecesarias y sólo conseguían distraerme del quid de la trama. De hecho no llegué a plantearme quién podía ser el asesino/a hasta unos pocos capítulos antes que se revelara su identidad (por cierto, acerté). Y es que tarda mucho en entrar en materia y lo hace de una manera tan pausada que me perdí entre tanto viñedo y tanta introspección. Eso sí, cuando realmente se vuelca de lleno en la parte policíaca, centrada en el misterio que envuelve la muerte de Álvaro y empieza a estrecharse el cerco saliendo a la luz los secretos de la familia Muñiz de Dávila, la cosa mejora bastante. Y es por eso que finalmente le doy tres estrellas.
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  • Maria João (A Biblioteca da João)
    January 1, 1970
    9 de 10*Nesta minha estreia com a autora espanhola Dolores Redondo, o que mais me chamou a atenção e me agradou foi a sua escrita. Sem ser complexa é bastante cuidada e com descrições muito bem executadas. É clara e detalhada, sem o ser em demasia, o que resulta numa leitura muito agradável mas igualmente muito rica.A autora criou personagens fortes e tocou em temas pouco abordados na literatura, como a homossexualidade ou o consumo de drogas, de uma forma natural, resultando numa história coere 9 de 10*Nesta minha estreia com a autora espanhola Dolores Redondo, o que mais me chamou a atenção e me agradou foi a sua escrita. Sem ser complexa é bastante cuidada e com descrições muito bem executadas. É clara e detalhada, sem o ser em demasia, o que resulta numa leitura muito agradável mas igualmente muito rica.A autora criou personagens fortes e tocou em temas pouco abordados na literatura, como a homossexualidade ou o consumo de drogas, de uma forma natural, resultando numa história coerente e intrigante.Comentário completo em:https://abibliotecadajoao.blogspot.pt...
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  • Aritalectora empedernida
    January 1, 1970
    Sólo puedo decir ASÍ SE ESCRIBE UN LIBRO! ! SRA DOLORES REDONDO , BRAVO, BRAVO !!!
  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Completamente diferente da trilogia, este é um livro igualmente bom de Dolores Redondo. Opinião completa em: marcadordelivros.blogspot.com/2018/01...
  • María
    January 1, 1970
    5 de 5 estrellas
  • Inés
    January 1, 1970
    Me ha gustado mucho más de lo que esperaba.Me enganché inmediatamente a la historia y también me adapté enseguida al lenguaje un poco recargado.Y para rematar,el final también me ha sorprendido.
  • Joanne Freitas
    January 1, 1970
    Infelizmente tive que desistir deste livro. Não era a leitura que, de todo, esperava. Foi um pouco dececionante.
  • LettriceAssorta
    January 1, 1970
    Il romanzo trae il suo bellissimo titolo da una frase pronunciata  a Cristo nel deserto dal demonio, quando lo porta sopra un monte altissimo e gli fa vedere tutti i regni del mondo e la loro potenza e gli dice :"Ti darò tutto questo potere e la loro gloria perché a me è stata data e la do a chi voglio. Se ti prostrerai in adorazione davanti a me tutto sarà tuo.".Fin dalle prime pagine la Redondo si distingue per la capacità di calamitare l'attenzione del lettore con uno stile narrativo ricco di Il romanzo trae il suo bellissimo titolo da una frase pronunciata  a Cristo nel deserto dal demonio, quando lo porta sopra un monte altissimo e gli fa vedere tutti i regni del mondo e la loro potenza e gli dice :"Ti darò tutto questo potere e la loro gloria perché a me è stata data e la do a chi voglio. Se ti prostrerai in adorazione davanti a me tutto sarà tuo.".Fin dalle prime pagine la Redondo si distingue per la capacità di calamitare l'attenzione del lettore con uno stile narrativo ricco di ritmo e scorrevolezza. La storia, che via via si srotola sulle pagine, è talvolta scontata. Particolare rilievo assumono le descrizioni ambientali che fungono da cornice, dall'esuberante bellezza dei paesaggi, soprattutto quelli relativi alle vigne sul pendio, descritti con puntiglio e minuzia nei terrazzamenti  che formano enormi scalini di solida pietra gallega nei loro filari di viti e il marrone dei tronchi nodosi  coronato da ghirlande di foglie verdi brillanti, alle siepi di gardenie, con il loro aroma intenso e dolciastro e la consistenza quasi cremosa dei petali. Entrambe le rappresentazioni, pregnanti ed evocative, rivestono un ruolo importante per il protagonista: l'atto del partecipare alla vendemmia è un'attività che possiede in sé qualcosa di primitivo e al tempo stesso civilizzato che riconcilia l'essere umano con se stesso, ma soprattutto aiuta Manuel a riavvicinarsi alla figura di Alvaro. Il romanzo affonda le mani in varie tematiche, tra cui l'omosessualità, ancora, nonostante tutto, oggetto di scherno e pregiudizio. Manuel si ritrova al cospetto della famiglia del deceduto Alvaro, ostile e falsa, accompagnato da un umiliante senso di vergogna, che inizialmente lo spinge a fuggire. Una nobile casata con usanze rurali e tradizioni che Manuel irride. Ben presto però, si troverà a fare i conti con tutto quel folclore. Questo contesto bucolico infatti, circonda un nucleo familiare che da secoli esercita il suo potere su quelle terre, prima in qualità di signori feudali e poi nella veste dei grandi proprietari terrieri. Intorno, una specie di assurdo rispetto per ciò che rappresentano e che copre con un manto di omertà  tutti i loro scandali, gli eccessi e i reati, senza che nemmeno si abbassino a chiedere...Una storia a tratti sorprendente, i personaggi ben delineati, intrighi e dinamiche psicologiche intense, tutto condensato in un romanzo di degno valore, permeato da rimandi e suggestioni. Una bella lettura.recensione completa su: www.ilviziodileggereblog.wordpress.com
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  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Finished reading: September 30th 2018 "He'd lied to the only being in this world entitled to know the truth: himself." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and AmazonCrossing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[This might just be one of those cases where the problem is me, and not the book... So take this review with a grain of salt. I was actually looking forward to read All This I Will Give To You, since I love stories set in Spain and t Finished reading: September 30th 2018 "He'd lied to the only being in this world entitled to know the truth: himself." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and AmazonCrossing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[This might just be one of those cases where the problem is me, and not the book... So take this review with a grain of salt. I was actually looking forward to read All This I Will Give To You, since I love stories set in Spain and the blurb sounded fantastic. It might have been the translation, since I prefer reading Spanish books in the original language as the exuberant prose doesn't always translate well... But the fact is that it didn't turn out to be the reading experience I was hoping for. Overlong, with difficult to read prose and a writing style that makes it really hard to stay focused as you have to read some lines over and over again... Oh yes, it's easy to say I really struggled with this story. The pace was superslow and the story felt halted; ever had car engine problems and tried to move the car with your whole body? That's how I felt while I was trying to make it to the end of this story. Don't get me wrong, I love detailed descriptions and the area described in All This I Will Give To You is a perfect excuse to do just so. I just think this story took it one step too far. I truly think this story would have benefited from a brutal editor cut and at least 150 pages less. Because there is no doubt that the idea behind this story and plot is fascinating as well as the many secrets of Alvaro's family and history. It is just buried under so many unnecessary descriptions and overly baroque prose that the intrigue ends up being completely lost. Which is such a shame, because the complexity of the plot itself, with many twists and secrets to discover about the family, is excellent.The life of novelist Manuel Ortigosa changes forever when he learns one morning that his husband Alvaro has been killed in a car crash. Because that is not the only shock for Manuel, as it turns out Alvaro has been keeping secrets from him. He wasn't in Barcelona as he told he was, instead Manuel had to travel to Galicia to the place where Alvaro died. It turns out that the man he married fifteen years ago wasn't the man Manuel thought he was... And Manuel soon finds himself to be deeper and deeper involved in the secrets around both Alvaro's life and death.There were things I did enjoy in All This I Will Give To You. The fact that the main character is a novelist. The detailed descriptions of the setting in Galicia. The general plot, suspense, plot twists and secrets. The complexity of the story. But. Sadly overall I mostly ended up struggling with All This I Will Give To You. Between the very slow and halted pace, the overdose of descriptions and an overly barque prose I had a hard time to keep myself going. I felt like a potentially excellent story was buried under a pile unnecessary words and pages that prevented it from reaching its full potential. (hide spoiler)] P.S. Find more of my reviews here.
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  • Ingrid
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, wat een boek! Het verhaal begint als Manuel van de lokale politie het verpletterende nieuws krijgt dat zijn geliefde echtgenoot Álvaro bij een tragisch ongeval om het leven is gekomen. Daarbijkomt het nieuws dat Manuel door de notaris van Álvaro wordt gevraagd bij het voorlezen van het testament aanwezig te zijn. Manuel is perplex te horen wat Álvaro blijkbaar allemaal voor hem achterhield. Na de eerste schok, woede en teleurstelling krijgt hij van de bijna gepensioneerde, zeer homofobe pol Wow, wat een boek! Het verhaal begint als Manuel van de lokale politie het verpletterende nieuws krijgt dat zijn geliefde echtgenoot Álvaro bij een tragisch ongeval om het leven is gekomen. Daarbijkomt het nieuws dat Manuel door de notaris van Álvaro wordt gevraagd bij het voorlezen van het testament aanwezig te zijn. Manuel is perplex te horen wat Álvaro blijkbaar allemaal voor hem achterhield. Na de eerste schok, woede en teleurstelling krijgt hij van de bijna gepensioneerde, zeer homofobe politiecommandant Nogueira te horen dat deze vermoedt dat het ongeluk geen ongeluk was maar moord. Manuel besluit een tijdje te blijven en samen met Nogueira gaat hij op onderzoek uit. Hij maakt kennis met de familie van Álvaro, waarvan de meeste leden hem met minachting en haat benaderen. Gaandeweg het (geheime) onderzoek komt er steeds meer over de jeugd en de familiegeschiedenis van Álvaro bovendrijven. De beerput gaat open en stinkt behoorlijk. Prachtig geschreven psychologische thriller. Van het begin tot het einde hield dit boek mij in zijn greep. Elk stukje detail, elke flashback, was zinvol in het hele verhaal verwerkt. Vooral de beschrijvingen van het landschap en de lokale tradities waren erg mooi geschreven. Erg genoten van dit spannende boek. Dikverdiende vijf sterren.
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  • Chantal Plantaz
    January 1, 1970
    ***** dik verdiende sterren 👌🏻📚😍Dolores Redondo ik ben onder de indruk. Ik betitel het boek echter niet als een literaire thriller (zoals op de kaft vermeld) maar als een misdaadroman. Een echte aanrader wat mij betreft; vanaf blz 1 werd ik in het verhaal gezogen en dat gevoel verflauwd geen moment. Tot en met de laatste blz genoten. Chapeau!!
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  • Karolina Sosnowska
    January 1, 1970
    https://tanayahczyta.wordpress.com/20...
  • Tu_vecino
    January 1, 1970
    Por fin una historia de asesinatos que me deja completamente satisfecho
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Although I have a few of Dolores Redondo’s books on my to-be-read pile, I haven’t actually read one of them yet. Sorry Dolores. I have to say that I have certainly read one now (‘All This I Will Give To You’) and what an interesting read it proved to be. I did enjoy it overall but more about that in a bit.I really felt for the character of Manuel who seems to be hit by one tragic event after another. He was married to Alvaro and they were a good team but when Alvaro dies, Manuel is naturally dev Although I have a few of Dolores Redondo’s books on my to-be-read pile, I haven’t actually read one of them yet. Sorry Dolores. I have to say that I have certainly read one now (‘All This I Will Give To You’) and what an interesting read it proved to be. I did enjoy it overall but more about that in a bit.I really felt for the character of Manuel who seems to be hit by one tragic event after another. He was married to Alvaro and they were a good team but when Alvaro dies, Manuel is naturally devastated and he seems to be a bit lost. To avoid any further heartbreak Manuel pulls the shutters down and builds a wall around his heart. Manuel comes up against some disturbing homophobia from Alvaro’s family. Manuel becomes friendly with a retired police officer and he decides to investigate the manner of Alvaro’s death and he can’t do that without learning more about Alvaro’s family.I have to be honest and say that it took me a fair while to get into the story. I’m not sure why exactly but I did wonder if it was because the story is a bit wordy for me. The story/ plot seemed to take a fair while to get going too. Eventually I did get into the story and I became very intrigued by Manuel’s quest for the truth. The investigation threw up more questions than I was expecting and it was enough to keep me reading. I had to read this book in chunks because there was a lot to take in and it wasn’t a book that I could have binge read. There was a wide range of characters in this story and I loved the way in which the author described the complex relationships that exist within families. Not all families are tight knit as some family relationships are quite toxic and more of a threat than outsiders. The author uses such vivid and interesting descriptions that if I closed my eyes, I could easily imagine that I was in Spain, with the heat beating down on my face and I could imagine looking out on all that stunning Spanish scenery.In short, this was certainly an interesting read but sadly for me it went on a bit too long and could have done with being shortened a fair bit. I can see why this book will appeal to some readers though and perhaps I was expecting a different book to the one I read. I admire the translator being able to translate such a huge text but I did wonder if perhaps it would be better to read it in its original language- Spanish. Sometimes things get lost in translation. I will look to read more from Dolores Redondo but I don’t think that this is the perfect introduction to her work. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a 3.5 * out of 5*.
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  • Kevin Dowson
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start by saying that this is a beautifully written book. It is descriptive, highly literate and intelligently structured, not to mention immaculately translated.My 3-star review is no reflection on the quality of the writing, but rather a case of it sadly being "Not Really My Thing". It took me quite a long time to read, which is quite telling. I found it to be more of a sort of disfunctional family drama, or a historical drama without the history, than what I would call a suspense novel. Let me start by saying that this is a beautifully written book. It is descriptive, highly literate and intelligently structured, not to mention immaculately translated.My 3-star review is no reflection on the quality of the writing, but rather a case of it sadly being "Not Really My Thing". It took me quite a long time to read, which is quite telling. I found it to be more of a sort of disfunctional family drama, or a historical drama without the history, than what I would call a suspense novel. I was at 70% (Kindle stats) before there was even the hint of suspense, and all the detailed and articulate descriptive prose in the world cannot really make up for the fact that it didn't really grip me. It was more of a slow, ponderous whodunnit with great exploration of various characters' increasingly fragile emotional states as the mystery thickens before eventually unwinding.I am sure many people will delight in this book, and fair play to them. It is credit to the quality of the penmanship that I didn't give up before the halfway mark. I did, in fact, finish the book, and I certainly wouldn't say I hated it, it just didn't deliver what I want from a supposed suspense story. Great scene building and character development, and a decent enough climax but not enough of a journey getting to it.I would love to rate the book higher, and many will, but I can only call 'em as I see 'em, and reading this was hard work for me (which, if one reads for pleasure, is never a good thing). Three stars purely for the standard of writing. Not so much one for Patterson, Deaver and Connelly fans in my opinion.
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  • Ulla
    January 1, 1970
    Jäipä ristiriitainen olo! Järkälemäinen 700 sivun teos ei vielä puoliväliin mennessä onnistunut vakuuttamaan minua siitä, että tämä kannattaa lukea loppuun asti. Liikaa kuvailua ja liian vähän koukkuja, jotka kannustavat lukemaan eteenpäin. Kuitenkin loppupuoli oli varsin vetävää luettavaa. Hienolla tavalla koko romaanin ajan pieninä murusina annetut vihjeet solmittiin päteväksi paketiksi. Kuten useimpien lukemieni dekkareiden, myös tämän suhteen ongelmani tosin oli se, että arvasin jo kirjan pu Jäipä ristiriitainen olo! Järkälemäinen 700 sivun teos ei vielä puoliväliin mennessä onnistunut vakuuttamaan minua siitä, että tämä kannattaa lukea loppuun asti. Liikaa kuvailua ja liian vähän koukkuja, jotka kannustavat lukemaan eteenpäin. Kuitenkin loppupuoli oli varsin vetävää luettavaa. Hienolla tavalla koko romaanin ajan pieninä murusina annetut vihjeet solmittiin päteväksi paketiksi. Kuten useimpien lukemieni dekkareiden, myös tämän suhteen ongelmani tosin oli se, että arvasin jo kirjan puolivälissä, kuka lopullinen syyllinen tulee olemaan. Haluaisin lukea jotakin, mikä todella pystyy yllättämään ja jättää haukkomaan henkeä! Henkilöhahmoista ensialkuun hyvinkin iljettävältä vaikuttava eläköitynyt santarmi Nogueira kasvoi henkilögallerian kiehtovimmaksi. Kielellisesti tämä oli ok, ei sellaista henkeäsalpaavaa proosaa, josta nautin eniten, mutta kuitenkin sen verran taidokasta, että tarinaa luki vaivattomasti eteenpäin. Jotenkin lattea lukukokemus kokonaisuudessaan, vaikka kirjan teemat ovatkin tärkeitä. Tarinan tiivistämisellä ja terävöittämisellä olisi saanut jo paljon aikaan. 2,5/5
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  • Thebooktrail
    January 1, 1970
    Gruesome goings on in GaliciaVisit the locations in the novelA unique and compelling mystery. From the start, there’s a sense of confusion and mystery as no one really seems to know what’s going on with the accident. There’s a certain atmosphere as the police don’t seem comfortable acknowledging that the dead man was married to another man. Then there’s the fact he wasn’t where his husband thought he was, nor did he have his wedding ring on.Now, if you think it all looks like it’s going one way, Gruesome goings on in GaliciaVisit the locations in the novelA unique and compelling mystery. From the start, there’s a sense of confusion and mystery as no one really seems to know what’s going on with the accident. There’s a certain atmosphere as the police don’t seem comfortable acknowledging that the dead man was married to another man. Then there’s the fact he wasn’t where his husband thought he was, nor did he have his wedding ring on.Now, if you think it all looks like it’s going one way, you’d be wrong. IT goes in many different directions and speeds and there’s one surprise after another. As Manuel starts to investigate what’s going on, he ends up a sheep in the wolf’s den and that’s when things really start to get interesting.The reader is very much beside Manuel throughout for you discover what’s going on at the same time as him, feeling his shock, surprise, confusion as he does. The walled home he ends up inside is described as luscious and sumptuous and oh the winery! The vast Galician valleys with their unique ambience, stunning views and wineries are what makes this novel for me. It draws you in, envelops you and captures a unique part of the world in a web of intrigue and more.The setting lends itself nicely to the plot but it’s there on its own to immerse you in the culture, way of life and legends of the region. Not going to say more on that – it’s part of the plot, but when you find out, it’s nicely done.And the legends of Galicia are almost as delicious as the wine it would seem! Enjoy this with a glass for one amazing reading experience!
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  • Donna Maguire
    January 1, 1970
    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/...This was a very well written story that had me completely hooked – I loved every page and didn’t want to put the book down until I’d read it!I can tell you now the ending was excellent and I didn’t see it coming, there are plenty of twists and turns in this book to keep you highly entertained!!It was an intriguing, very evocative and it completely transported me to the location in the book. The characters are very well developed and I thought that Manuel w https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/...This was a very well written story that had me completely hooked – I loved every page and didn’t want to put the book down until I’d read it!I can tell you now the ending was excellent and I didn’t see it coming, there are plenty of twists and turns in this book to keep you highly entertained!!It was an intriguing, very evocative and it completely transported me to the location in the book. The characters are very well developed and I thought that Manuel was excellent – his character was created with excellent attention to detail and he was a genuinely believable character which really strengthened the story.Five stars from me for this one – very highly recommended and a brilliant story to escape with for a few hours – superb – I loved it!!
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  • La Stamberga dei Lettori
    January 1, 1970
    C’era una volta in Galizia una ricca e potente famiglia aristocratica, quella dei marchesi Muniz de Davila, a cui nessuno osava mai opporsi, tant’è che poteva spadroneggiare a suo piacimento sul territorio senza che la polizia osasse intervenire.Quando il capo famiglia morì, il potere e la ricchezza passarono nelle mani di Alvaro, il maggiore dei tre figli.Alvaro, a differenza del padre, non era arrogante né convinto della propria superiorità sulle classi meno abbienti, ma cercava di fare sempre C’era una volta in Galizia una ricca e potente famiglia aristocratica, quella dei marchesi Muniz de Davila, a cui nessuno osava mai opporsi, tant’è che poteva spadroneggiare a suo piacimento sul territorio senza che la polizia osasse intervenire.Quando il capo famiglia morì, il potere e la ricchezza passarono nelle mani di Alvaro, il maggiore dei tre figli.Alvaro, a differenza del padre, non era arrogante né convinto della propria superiorità sulle classi meno abbienti, ma cercava di fare sempre la cosa più giusta, come la coltivazione della vite per la produzione di vino, che poteva dare lavoro ai suoi compaesani, oltre aumentare il patrimonio famigliare. Peraltro Alvaro trascorreva metà della sua vita a Madrid dove aveva sposato un altro uomo, Manuel Ortigosa, scrittore molto popolare e apprezzato.Piuttosto che come un romanzo giallo, Tutto questo ti darò si configura a mio avviso come una favola per adulti ambientata ai nostri giorni, in quanto caratterizzata da troppi elementi irrealistici.Ciò premesso, il romanzo inizia con la polizia che bussa un giorno alla porta di casa di Manuel Ortigosa, cinquantenne scrittore di best-seller, per comunicargli la morte in un incidente stradale di Alvaro Muniz de Davila. Manuel, oltre a venire a sapere in quella circostanza di essere l’erede dei possedimenti in Galizia del suo sposo, inizia a scoprire che Alvaro aveva una doppia vita: quella che trascorreva a Madrid con lui e quella che di nascosto passava in Galizia con la scusa di impegni di lavoro.Subito dopo la morte del marchese Muniz de Davila, avvenuta tre anni prima dell’incipit del romanzo, anche Fran, il fratello minore di Alvaro, era morto in circostanze poco chiare, ma si era preferito far credere alla gente che fosse rimasto ucciso da una overdose di stupefacenti. La polizia non aveva ritenuto opportuno indagare, non volendo andare contro i desideri della potente famiglia Muniz de Davila, né per questa morte né, successivamente, per quella di Alvaro, avvenuta apparentemente in seguito ad un incidente stradale, ma in realtà dovuta ad un’emorragia causata da una ferita da taglio.;Saranno solo Manuel Ortigosa, in qualità di erede, Nogueira, tenente in pensione della Guardia Civil, e padre Lucas, un prete già compagno di scuola di Alvaro, a dar corso a delle vere indagini per scoprire il colpevole degli omicidi.Continua su:http://www.lastambergadeilettori.com/...
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  • Carlos
    January 1, 1970
    Me ha gustado. Mucha intriga que no se descubre hasta el final. Me gustó más la trilogía, pero es válido para pasar unas cuantas horas entretenido.
  • Mª João Monteiro
    January 1, 1970
    Este livro é diferente dos que tenho lido ultimamente. É um policial intimista passado na Galiza. Transmite as paisagens e um ambiente social fechado, com vivências pouco habituais. Manuel, escritor, fica viúvo de Álvaro e descobre que este tinha uma vida dupla junto da família aristocrática da Galiza. Magoado e desconcertado, vê-se herdeiro de uma propriedade ancestral e de ums morte misteriosa. Com alguns cúmplices improváveis, vai descobrir quem era Álvaro e a sua família e as verdades encobe Este livro é diferente dos que tenho lido ultimamente. É um policial intimista passado na Galiza. Transmite as paisagens e um ambiente social fechado, com vivências pouco habituais. Manuel, escritor, fica viúvo de Álvaro e descobre que este tinha uma vida dupla junto da família aristocrática da Galiza. Magoado e desconcertado, vê-se herdeiro de uma propriedade ancestral e de ums morte misteriosa. Com alguns cúmplices improváveis, vai descobrir quem era Álvaro e a sua família e as verdades encobertas. A linguagem é bem construída e as descrições atrativas, a construção das personagens é profunda. A narrativa deixa-nos sem saber o que esperar e há surpresas até ao fim. No entanto, é um pouco longo e, como demorei algum tempo a acabar (muito trabalho...), comecei a perder um pouco o fio à meada... É uma leitura que recomendo.
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  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    Nog nooit zo lang over een thriller gedaan dus erg thrillerachtig zou ik hem niet noemen. Bovendien ben ik het fundamenteel oneens met de schrijfster als ze schrijft: "En diep vanbinnen wist hij dat het waar was, dat iedere man op aarde, door het simpele feit dat hij man was, schuldig was aan al het verdriet in de wereld." Verder wel een goed boek met ook wel sterke, zij het zeer lange oneliners."Hij dacht lang na over het verdriet dat alle mensen ten deel valt en hoe vaak het niet voorkomt dat Nog nooit zo lang over een thriller gedaan dus erg thrillerachtig zou ik hem niet noemen. Bovendien ben ik het fundamenteel oneens met de schrijfster als ze schrijft: "En diep vanbinnen wist hij dat het waar was, dat iedere man op aarde, door het simpele feit dat hij man was, schuldig was aan al het verdriet in de wereld." Verder wel een goed boek met ook wel sterke, zij het zeer lange oneliners."Hij dacht lang na over het verdriet dat alle mensen ten deel valt en hoe vaak het niet voorkomt dat de draak die we bestrijden in onszelf huist, en dat onze zoektocht naar gerechtigheid een vorm van genoegdoening beoogt die we onmogelijk kunnen vinden, omdat het monster voortleeft in de nachtmerries die we meedragen vanuit ons verleden en pas zal ophouden te bestaan als we er zelf ook niet meer zijn."
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  • Ilene Harris
    January 1, 1970
    ‘’All This I Will Give To You” starts with a knock at the door. There were two police officers with the bad news that Manuel’s husband is found dead in a car accident. The case is closed but was it an accident or was he murdered. Manuel’s husband Alvaro was leading a double life. Manuel goes back to Alvaro’s family where he finds a very dystfunctional family of nobility and privilege. Well drawn characters and many surprising twists and turns. What a great mystery, thank you “Amazoncrossing”
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  • A.I. Cudil
    January 1, 1970
    Ho letto questo libro molto lentamente, prima di terminarlo ho centellinato ogni parola.Non volevo staccarmi da questa storia meravigliosa.Purtroppo non credo di riuscire a trasmettere oggi tutte le emozioni che la lettura di questa storia mi ha trasmesso. Vorrei che tutti lo leggessero perché è un libro che allarga il cuore e apre la mente. Dolores Redondo è una grande scrittrice, vorrei davvero poterla chiamare e dirle: grazie!
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