Sunday, January 27, 2013

Snow White Must Die (Bodenstein & Kirchhoff #4) by Nele Neuhaus

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus is a tremendous new contemporary mystery series and huge international bestseller—with more than 3.5 million copies in print!On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer.

On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer’s son, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Bodenstein and Kirchhoff discover that Tobias, after serving his sentence, has now returned to his home town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return?

In the village, Pia and Oliver encounter a wall of silence. When another young girl disappears, the events of the past seem to be repeating themselves in a disastrous manner. The investigation turns into a race against time, because for the villagers it is soon clear who the perpetrator is—and this time they are determined to take matters into their own hands.

An atmospheric, character-driven and suspenseful mystery set in a small town that could be anywhere, dealing with issues of gossip, power, and keeping up appearances.

I thought the book “Snow White Must Die” by Nele Neuhaus was a pretty good book.  I thought the book could have ended a little sooner than it did. I really like reading it, but there were a few areas that were a little boring compared to other areas of the book. I don’t think the author should have added as much detail as she did. I thought the book had a good plot and for most of the book it kept me guessing as to who the person committing the murders were. 

I would recommend this book as a rainy day book for anyone who is looking to kill some time. I have never heard of this author and usually I only read authors I have heard of, but I think she did a good job on this book. I had some trouble pronouncing some of the names and cities, but if you’re a reader who loves books set in other countries other than the US then I think this book would appeal to you. The term thriller is definitely the right term to give this book. Overall other than a few complaints I really liked this book, I would just make a few changes and then I think it would appeal to a lot more readers. If you are looking for a new thriller to read then I would highly recommend this book to you.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Tiffany

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