Set mainly in Berlin this psychological thriller is a typical example of the past catching up with the future, intertwined with hidden family secrets having horrific consequences.
The story starts with Jan Floss spending a few days away with his sister Katy; his long lost school crush Laura; and the handsome Greg.
When Laura goes missing after an argument Jan finds her mobile phone with a disturbing video on it.
For some reason Raabe determines that his main protagonist, Jan, will not involve the Police, but will attempt to find Laura himself.
It is evident that Laura has been kidnapped by a serial killer and as the bodies start to pile up, and attempts are made on Jan’s life, he still does not involve the police.
That is the problem with this book it is not very realistic. At every point in the story the characters make decisions which no sane person would make.
The end of the story is very good with plenty of twists and shocks; but it feels as though this was where the story started for the author, and that the first 75% of the book was just a vehicle to get to the end scenario.
Published by: Manila
Publish date: 24th August 2017.
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