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Editorial Reviews

Editors Select, January 2013 - With a title like that how can you not be intrigued? Already an international bestseller, Neuhaus's US debut has garnered plenty of pre-release buzz for taking well-worn mystery staples (cold case, small town, unfriendly populace) and artfully weaving them together into something altogether fresh, with a story that keeps readers on their toes till the end. —Michael, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

On a rainy November day, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: a woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer.

On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer's son, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Bodenstein and Kirchhoff discover that Tobias, after serving his sentence, has now returned to his home town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return? In the village, Pia and Oliver encounter a wall of silence. When another young girl disappears, the events of the past seem to be repeating themselves in a disastrous manner. The investigation turns into a race against time, because for the villagers it is soon clear who the perpetrator is - and this time they are determined to take matters into their own hands.

©2010 Nele Neuhaus (P)2012 AudioGO, Ltd.

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So complicated but great

This is one of the best books I've listened to in a long while. It is also the only book I purchased the paper edition so I could keep track of characters easier. I actually took notes. There are twists and turns and surprises. I don't think I ever would have guessed the ending which makes it all the more intense. Great book. Loved it. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ted
  • Lancaster, PA, United States
  • 11-24-15

My What A Big Cast Well Woven Together

So much happening. An engaging back story, two actually... woven into a curious whodunit. Like the medieval feelings that Neuhaus seems to pour over his tiny village life. Not great, just good. Which is always good enough, right?

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Claudia
  • Newark, NJ, United States
  • 07-04-13

A Good Read!!!

Initially I was skeptical about listening to this book based on the reviews some listeners wrote. But alas! they are wrong! I truly enjoyed the book. It had enough suspense to keep you hooked. The plot was witty and when you thought you had figured out the guilty parties wham! you are wrong and the twist and turns continue. Overall a good listen

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Solid Mystery

This is definitely not a home run type book but it is at least an entertaining run of the mill mystery novel.

There are definitely a few premises or plot lines that are a little ridiculous or as another reviewer put it too coincidental. I think if you can accept that and go on and enjoy the story, you will enjoy it.

It's not something that makes me want to go out and look for another book by this author, but if I see something that has good reviews I would give it a try.

The narrator does a good job, nothing spectacular, nothing aggravating.

Overall I would recommend the book. It's a solid story and worth the time and credit - just don't expect a big hit.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Twists and turns,oh yeah!

You think it's over, and the plot just thickens more. Everybody is guilty in this story! I'm pretty good at figuring things out. I did, but then the twists and turns entered. A must to add to one's listening library.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Pat
  • Houston, TX
  • 02-11-13

Twists and turns to the very end

I enjoyed the book, although I am certain if I spoke German, or was more familiar with the German names, I might have given it 5 stars all around. It was a good story that kept my attention though out.

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  • Lee
  • HOUSTON, TX, United States
  • 02-11-13

Poor Snow White! Great Story!

Where does Snow White Must Die rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I listen to a lot of books and mysteries are my favorite. Snow White Must Die is now in my topic twenty.

What did you like best about this story?

What I like most about Snow White Must Die is it kept me guesstimating and miss predicting, who’s the villain?

Have you listened to any of Robert Fass’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not had the pleasure to listen to Robert Fass perform before but would listen to him again. He made it easy for me to recognize each character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My extreme reaction to this book is it held my interest throughout a weekend.

Any additional comments?

The book It is worth the money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jo
  • Wasilla, AK, United States
  • 02-11-13

I like it. But I'm a reader & a good thriller...

Would you listen to Snow White Must Die again? Why?

yes

What does Robert Fass bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice puts character in the story. Some narators can't do that. I know it must be hard to be a narator but he's ok

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Convoluted

Too many story lines are not interesting if they don't tie together into one coherent story. I almost stopped listening halfway through when it became obvious the writer was reaching for intricate and coming up only with ridiculous and irrelevant.

The narration was awful, making this bad book even worse with exaggerated emotions and plodding tones.

I want my credit back, as for my time I've no one to blame but myself, I should have stopped listening.

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not as great as the title but still a good read

I went into this book expecting a Jo Nesbo like read. There were some similarities but most notable was the lack of violence in this book. Not a bad thing just an observation.

The title of course is what first got my attention. Then the book drew me in pretty quick and I couldn't put it down. There were familiar themes and characters but the story lines crafted is what was most interesting. Just when you thought you had it figured out there was a new thread. The book seemed to go on and on unnecessarily but as each new thread was revealed you were again pulled in and intrigued .

I enjoyed the book a lot. I didn't love it but would recommend and I'd be interested in another from this author. I read that this is book 4 of 6, though the first translated in the states.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful