The Killer’s Tears by Anne-Laure Bondoux || Book Review

I was struggling to find a book starting with K for my A-Z challenge as none of the books I came across stood out to me.

I started reading Kisses & Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau and around the 15% mark, I just couldn’t continue as it didn’t keep my attention in any way. So I was off hunting again for another title to fit the description. Thank goodness for GoodReads and Lystopia to help one out.

I was actually looking for something light and quick, and ended up with the opposite in the light sense.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: The letter K in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022
Originally published: 2011

Pages: 178
Format: E-book

Plot from GoodReads:

On the afternoon when Angel Allegria arrives at the Poloverdos’ farmhouse, he kills the farmer and his wife. But he spares their child, Paolo–a young boy who will claim this as the day on which he was born. Together the killer and the boy begin a new life on this remote and rugged stretch of land in Chile.

Then Luis Secunda, a well-to-do and educated fellow from the city descends upon them. Paolo is caught in the paternal rivalry between the two men. But life resumes its course . . . until circumstances force the three to leave the farm. In doing so, Angel and Luis confront their pasts as well as their inevitable destinies–destinies that profoundly shape Paolo’s own future.


This story revolves around the themes of love and redemption, and how complex both of these are, experienced differently by different people.

The book was fast paced and not so much plot-driven but focused on the characters and how they go through life, each facing their own challenges and making decisions that would be frowned upon by most in the world.

This book all came down to the complexity of human emotions and that for some, certain actions and reactions aren’t justifiable, and won’t always be understood. Sometimes people can truly forgive the people that have wronged them (in this book – drastically) and stick to the people that have caused us pain. It’s a pretty standard human condition that many people continue to do today, no matter how much suffering they endure.

To the outside world, this kind of behaviour makes absolutely no sense but to those people it’s a natural way to respond and continue with their lives.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.95 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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One comment

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