Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review 5: Dead Woods

Dead Woods. Maria C. Poets translated by: Maria Poglitsch Bauer. 2015. [May] AmazonCrossing . 336 Pages. [Netgalley: Kindle edition]

First sentence:  The stupid cow.  The slut.  She does it with everyone.

Premise/Plot:  From Goodreads: The body of thirty-four-year-old software developer Philip Birkner is found in the forest. Tracks at the scene of the crime point to several possible killers. Lina Svenson and Max Berg of the Hamburg Homicide Division investigate and soon discover more than one dark secret in the dead man’s past…

My thoughts:  This was my first go round with a German author and I was not disappointed!  From the first page I was hooked. The characters were very well developed and the story was well told.  I love mysteries always have and always will.  This particular one had just enough twists and turns to keep me going until the end.  The hardest part for me was the names of places and people; this is due of course to the fact that I don’t speak German so it is no fault of the author.  If foreign names of places and people mess up the story for you then I would say you probably won’t enjoy this book, but, however if like me you can just go with the flow and enjoy a different world view then give this one a whirl I would be surprised if you were disappointed!   

Rating 8.5/10

Recommendation:  Mystery lovers should read this.  Fans of reading books set in foreign countries should definitely check it out!

*I received a digital review copy for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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