This book was a very pleasant surprise. Written in German and set in Berlin, it is a cop story. The twist at the end surprised me, and it is worth l..Show More »istening to the story just to feel the surprise. I've complained about narrator Jeff Cummings and his weird voices in prior reviews, but he does a fine job here.
The setting is in Germany, a first for me. Jeff Cummings is an outstanding reader, brings the translation to life. It took me a bit to get acquainte..Show More »d with he characters, but I soon got a feel for them. The story is unusual in that the police are outsmarted by the murderer, and they have difficulty finding a motive. I kept wondering why they could not keep the victims safe. Why not just lock them up? I wish I had found Book 1 before Book 2, then the detective's personal issues would have fit this story better. Probably better to read Book 1 first, but I already know the outcome of Book !, so that's not an option.