This is one of those books you should not know too much about before you start reading. The blurb says enough about the story. There are Max and Alissa, newlyweds for 4 weeks. Then Max gets stapped one night and Alissa is able to escape. Alissa is stunning beautiful and charming, everybody falls for her and is charmed by her. The Detective Inspector on this case is charmed by her as well. His subordinate Inspector does not feel that way. He mistrusts Alissa. And he reveals the secret about the murder.
I stumbled into this book without knowing very much. Luckily. There are two narratives. One is The Detective and the other one is “The Other One”. Who that is stays a secret for quite a while. As I said you better do not know too much about the story. There are a lot of twists and turns. In the first half there is a lot of police work and some repetitive explaining about what happened that night Max was murdered. But in the second half things start to get exciting. Then the fun begins. I have to admit there are some unlikely things happening. And some things are really too convenient. But this does not belittle the entertainment value. It is just fun to read. I must admit I get bored with all those bosses who are ignorant and hostile to their detectives which are the only ones who get the right conclusion. There are a lot of implausible things in this story. But it is entertaining and fun to read. So if you like a twisted psychological thriller which is a page turner and you don’t need everything to over realistic, then get this book.
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in return for an honest review