Long and very repetitive, to be generous a lot of it might have been in the translation, but still . . . I think this is Ms. Neuhaus' first novel . . . may have to listen to another one just in case, maybe it was a combination of the translation and the narrator . . .
Just finished Moving Day by Jonathan Stone read by Christopher Lane, wonderful book, fantastic narration !
Nope said about all I can say about Snow White Must Die . . . give it a pass.
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.
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.
I am always looking for the next memoir or true story to appease the feminist inside me who loves psychology.
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.
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.