Olivia had a patient who died falling down a building. Police said suicide, she claimed it to be a murder so she started investigating. Levi was in charge of investigation into Lisa’s murder 5 years ago. Olivia’s patient had a rucksack belonging to Lisa. The two joined forces to get to the murderer.
My first book by the authors duo B. C. Schiller, there were parts I loved which showed the evil human psyche. Sympathy for Lisa and all that she had undergone pulled me into the book to get to the killer. The main characters were interesting, I wished they had worked in better tandem.
The writing showed both the characters to be complexed beings, besieged by various life circumstances. They did seem to work well in the last few chapters. The murderer was most unexpected, and the crime did get solved. But the mystery of Olivia’s husband and daughter’s disappearance was never looked into.
The blurb was actually more interesting than the actual translated work. The emotions and flow of the prose felt lost in translation. But it was still a murder mystery at its core.
A good breakfast read.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Five years. Five messages. Can a killer hold the key?
It’s five years since psychiatrist Olivia Hofmann’s husband and daughter vanished without trace, and five years since the body of troubled teenager Lisa Manz was found murdered in a quarry outside Vienna.
While the trail of Lisa’s killer has gone cold, Olivia receives an anonymous postcard each year on the anniversary of her family’s disappearance. Who is sending the messages, and why are they sorry? When one of her patients claims he has seen Lisa alive, Olivia joins forces with detective Levi Kant, who was taken off the murder case when he was close to finding answers. Is it possible Lisa is still alive? And is there a connection with Olivia’s missing loved ones?
But reopening the cold case will put Olivia and Levi in mortal danger: the killer is onto them and will stop at nothing to remain in the shadows. Can they bring the truth to light before they are silenced forever
Publication Date: November 2019