My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 14+
Genres & Themes: Adult, Fiction, Mystery
#1 internationally bestselling author Sara Blaedel, Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” returns with her new thriller featuring Danish police investigator Louise Rick.
As with the majority of adult long series of mystery novels, you’re not obliged to start at the beginning; you can read them as standalones.
In fact, I had no idea this was part of a series when I first started it, which means that the contextualization is well done.
Louise Rick’s new (sort of) boyfriend, Eik, is accused of murdering the girlfriend he thought he lost for ever eighteen years ago, Sofia.
I’m not going to say more, so your future reading enjoyment is safe, but I am going to say that I just loved how bold this story was. You know, it’s not everyday I read a book that tackles the subject of euthanasia of human beings. It doesn’t only want to make you guess, it also wants you to take a break and think – where do you situate yourself regarding this subject?
THE LOST WOMAN is a story that may seem simple at first glance – okay, so someone wanted revenge on Sofia, let’s find who and why and be done – but the more it progresses, the more intense it becomes, which kept me on the edge of my seat.
It may not be a thriller, and it may be relatively slow-paced, but the fact that this novel kept me interested without needing it to include action and suspenseful scenes proves how greatly-crafted the author’s mystery case is.
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