Two women disappear without a trace, and the same autumn a farmer on the outskirts of Århus finds them murdered in suitcases under a heap of stone. The skin of one woman is filled with the letter Y and the other has a rare flower in her hair. Inspector Daniel Trokic is leading the case which goes in several directions: to a tribal population in Africa, religious insanity and a horrifying meeting with leeches. When a third woman disappears, Trokic is under pressure to find out what the killer wants to say with his macabre scenery and rituals
Release Date: December 15th 2012
Publisher: Black Cat Edition
A crime thriller review for you all this week. I have had this to read for some time and possibly I put it off through the summer months as I had read it was quite graphic in places and I normally want something more happy to read when it's sunny. Now that the sunshine has faded away fast it was time to get reading this.
I love a good crime/mystery story, whether in a book or on TV and this will go on my list for one of the best crime stories I've read. I really liked how much detail the author had gone into for the story, she knew so much about Arhus and her time there was very well spent. I loved the way the sotry unravelled piece by piece, even when the leads were not going to take you to the right culprit, it all felt real. It's great to be able to come up with your own 'I know who it is' and then have that completely change by the next piece of information the book gives you. Gripping writing at its best.
The book sadly should have been translated better and next time getting an English translator would be recommended. It wasn't too bad but some sentences sounded the wrong way round and it took away from the exciting plot. But I enjoyed it and would be happy to read more from the author.