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Editorial Reviews

Performer Alice Barrett Mitchell cuts into this crime thriller with the quick precision of an expert killer’s blade. A young woman is being brutally attacked. This, after all, is author Sara Blaedel’s dark, speedy world. Thrice voted "Most Popular Author" in Denmark, Blaedel, like her fellow Scandinavian, Stieg Larsson, delights in rendering psychosexual mysteries set within the loneliness of contemporary culture.

In Call Me Princess, the heroine, Detective Inspector Louise Rick, tracks an unknown rapist-murderer through the bowels of the Internet and the confounding employment of a false identity. The hardy will listen with the lights off. The squeamish shouldn’t listen at all.

Publisher's Summary

The international best-selling novelist and Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” Sara Blaedel is “entertaining all the way” (Politiken) in this suspense-packed thriller featuring her acclaimed detective heroine Louise Rick.

An online flirtation can have horrific consequences, as Detective Inspector Louise Rick discovers when she is called to an idyllic Copenhagen neighborhood where a young woman has been left bound and gagged after a profoundly brutal rape attack. Susanne Hansson met her rapist on a popular dating website; fearing the assailant is trolling the site for his next target, Louise is determined to cut him off at the pass. But then a new victim is found - dead this time - and the case becomes even more complex when Susanne attempts suicide.

From scanning seemingly innocent singles’ profiles to exploring a digital window on the city’s dark and dangerous nightlife, to understanding a troubled mother-daughter relationship, Louise races to uncover the shocking truth behind the crimes.

©2011 Sara Blaedel (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Something went wrong for me

Maybe if I gave this review a few days to simmer I could identify what exactly I didn't like. I can say for starters that the narrator made the men sound like women, even more like women than the main character. Louise was great but she was the only character that was developed. Well, no, the victim developed too, but there were many interesting people that I wish had a greater description. It could be that there was too much inner dialogue? I'll leave at this: it's not a bad read, it has it's twists and suspense, but I have to give it a few days to decide if I want to commit to the series.

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Nowhere Near As Good As Forgotten Girls

After listening to Forgotten Girls I was excited to hear more about Louise Rick and Camilla Lind but was very disappointed with this story. The narrator definitely isn't the same either and at times it was hard to tell when different characters were speaking because her inflections and tone was the same throughout most of the book.

The story never really picked up, there was never any part that was climactic. It just kind of moved along.

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Series Didn't Have a Great Start

What disappointed you about Call Me Princess?

I read one of Blaedel's later books in this series, "The Forgotten Girls" and it was very good (I read it in print) so I was excited to start the series from the beginning and was glad to see it available in audio. The book isn't great, but the narration is awful. The narrator sounds like she's in a race to finish reading an instruction manual. She reads so quickly that i keep checking my device to make sure it's not set to fast speed. It really is like listening to someone read how to put together and Ikea bookshelf.

If you’ve listened to books by Sara Blaedel before, how does this one compare?

This is the first book I've LISTENED to. Like I said, The Forgotten Girls was a very good read, in print.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alice Barrett Mitchell?

Anyone! Cassandra Campbell.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I hope the rest of the series has a different narrator!

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  • Blaine
  • Concord, ON, Canada
  • 09-15-16

Refreshingly different

Love my Scandinavian authors! Sara Blaedel has done a great job of keeping me guessing in a unique way. Looking forward to the rest of the series!