A complex plot with lots of sub plots and no ability to really guess what was going on until the end. Likeable and dispicable characters in one small town. This audio book was gripping and I have signed up for book number 2.
Neuhaus has a way of making his characters interesting from the beginning. You are almost immediately drawn in to the story. Just when you think the story is about to end, you realize the book is only halfway over and there are more mysteries to resolve. The police are drawn as real people with real problems and foibles providing a wealth of characters with which to identify. The narrator has one of those voices that might be monotonous were it not for the fact that he does a really good job of making each voice discernible as a different person. His women's voices are just as believable as the men's. I would recommend these books to anyone who loves a good mystery.
Nele Neuhaus's thriller is translated from German to English and Narated by Robert Fass. A crime novel set in 2008 tells the story of a small village in Germany where a man has just been released from prison after serving 10 years for the death of two 17 year old girls. In the ten years since he was convicted his parents have broken up, his father has closed the family restruant, and the majority of their land holdings have been sold off.
There were never any bodies found and Tobis Sartorius was convicted on circumstantial evidence alone. After his release he comes home and soon after his mother is pushed over a bridge into the path of a moving car. Police Detectives look into the case of his mother being pushed over the bridge and begin seeing inconsistencies in the stories told by the villagers.
Then another young girl disappears and Tobis is the first person questioned. The facts about Tobis, the village people and the untold stories that have been hidden for ten years start to unravel. What is really going on in this small village.
The story unfolds and the mysteries of the past being forth a great mystery. What could keep a town silent and send a man to prison? Will it happen again?
Snow White Must Die is a great listen and is an excelent mystery.
I know that this was a translation from German to English but I'm not sure that it was a good one. It was extremely slow moving with bits about characters that had no effect on the main characters of the book.
Probably not. If it had not been an audio book I would have never finished it.
I have to admit - I was attracted to the book because of its unique title. Good story, good listen.
I am a retired Army veteran and love to read. I like murder mystery, but enjoy nonfiction. I am a long time Star Trek fan.
A captivating story with an excellent depiction of Germany. The narrator's pronunciation of words and accents of each characters made the story more believable. However near the end I was ready for the story to end. The plots were great, but too many for one book. I think a second book to wrap up cliff hangers would have been better.
This novel was overall enjoyable. The characters were nicely drawn, the plot, basically holds together to its own internal logic. There were a few flaws and weirdly misplaced clues, but overall, nice.
My only criticism of this novel is that it dragged a bit in some places. One of the drawbacks to audiobooks.
I recommend it. Not for the reader who wants something quick and light. It's a bit more intense.
Yes. My wife loved it, too. The author is well known in Germany and I'm sure she will develop a following in this country.
No major highlight, it was all good.
This was a terrific book ,. Very well performed by Nele Neuhaus & a very pleasant surprise. The story is interesting, full of twists & turns, many of which will surprise you when you least expect & a real page "turner"