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Nothing Can Hurt You Now by @simon3campos
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Recently translated to English, this thriller shows you the inside look of two sisters, Lucinda and Viviana. Driven apart over time by their different outlooks on life, but when Vivi goes missing, all her dark secrets unravel and Lucinda must look past those pieces to find her sister before it’s too late.
An impressive story that dives into self-image, social expectations and the misunderstandings of Brazilian lifestyle that come with the pressures to fit in. I enjoyed the inside look into Viviana’s private life where she has gone from a modeling career to prostitution and has been writing in a journal about her experiences and outlook on life. This was probably my favorite part of the entire story.
A no holds barred look from her point of view on her lifestyle and how others have treated her or look at her. It’s a very raw look into their lives and the dangers that come lurking around all of these corners.
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Lucinda has lived her whole life in the shadow of her glamorous and outgoing high-end model sister Viviana. But when Viviana suddenly disappears on a trip to São Paulo, Lucinda drops everything to track her down.
Met with indifference from the police, Lucinda joins forces with Viviana’s girlfriend Graziane to launch her own investigation. When she discovers that her sister had a thriving career as a sex worker, the list of possible suspects widens.
Then a cryptic text suggests that Viviana is still alive but being held hostage. With the minutes ticking by, Lucinda and Graziane must track down the men from Viviana’s past to discover who might want to do her harm.
A furiously contemporary and vibrant thriller that crackles with danger.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simone Campos made her literary debut as a 17-year old, with the novella “No shopping” (“At the Mall”, 2000), becoming well-known in Brazil. Then came the novel “A feia noite” (“Nasty Nights”, 2006) and the short story collection “Amostragem complexa (“Complex Sampling”, 2009). Her interactive novel “OWNED – Um novo jogador” (“OWNED, a New Player”) was published both as a physical book and as a website in 2011. In 2014, she released the novel “A vez de morrer” (“Time To Die”) through Companhia das Letras. The same publisher is slated to release her new novel, a thriller: “Nada vai acontecer com você” (“Nothing Can Hurt You Now”).