The narrator does not help the overly complicated and yet simple-minded plotting of this overblown thriller.
I am only half way through but it has many twists and turns - great development of characters and great development of empathy for the players in this intriguing mystry
a actual story line with an narrator that does not put you to sleep
not sure anyone could have made it a story with interest
nope - nothing redeemable about it including the fact i couldn't return it and wasted a credit.
Audible's return policy is NOT true - it does NOT work when you try to return so be weary of this book as to it is just plains horrid.
I usually figure out the 'doers' very early on. This story has many twists and turns even down to the last minutes. Since I listen to books while I'm driving, this book had me finding reasons to drive distances.
The narrator did a fair job.
Perry Martin is an American Audio Book Reviewer. I listen to 3-4 books a week as a long haul truck driver. I review so you don't have to.
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.
The mystery in this book was very intriguing and as things started to unravel near the end I was hooked to finish it. However I wish that this book would have just focused on the mystery. There were so many other stories going on with so many characters, I feel like the book really needed to be put through a filter so you could just get the meat of the story! I think the book could have done without all the various characters' side stories. It was often very choppy. Also there are too many characters. It was hard to keep track of who everyone was. When referring to the main characters, the author would go back and forth between referring to them by their first names, and sometimes their last names, and so it was sometimes confusing. To top it off, with all the names in the book being Swedish, it was hard to recognize them.
Also, the detectives and police often seemed like bumbling keystone cops.
While I stuck with the book and wanted to know how it would end, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
The book was entertaining, but the story had gaps and characters weren't well-developed. Next time, I'll go with Tana French.
This is my second try at this book. The first time, I got bored after an hour or two. Thought I'd give it another shot.
This time, I got 4 hours in, but I can't take it anymore. I love a good mystery, but this author is cheating. The fun is trying to deduce who's the bad guy. The author doesn't use his wits to deceive the reader. He just leaves out information. Like a secret meeting, where he doesn't identify a single character. Everyone is "he" and "she" and "a second man" with no identifying thoughts even.
On top of that, a whole town where not one person picks up the phone and rats out the bad guy because eleven years ago they "agreed to keep a secret"? Really??
Too bad. It could've been a really great book. The plot was almost but not quite there. If only the author had a more devious mind.
The pace of the story was off. The entire middle of the book reminds you that this book is part of a series about the investigators and is NOT about the intriguing investigation that draws you in during the first few chapters.
I did at first! I thought, this will be the next big hit series! There will be movies and I will be able to say I was the first person I know to give it a shot. Yeah... I don't think that anymore.
I am not sure that I would. The prose is wooden and it could be a translation issue. On the other hand the plot was convoluted and seemed to take forever to resolve all the different threads, and not always very convincingly.