The Woman in the Blue Cloak

Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a brilliant novella which will thrill and entertain fans of Deon Meyer's much-loved detective Benny Griessel.  

Benny Griessel is a cop on a mission: he plans to ask Alexa Bernard to marry him. That means he needs to buy an engagement ring - and that means he needs a loan.  

So Benny has a lot on his mind when he is called to a top-priority murder case. A woman's body is discovered, naked and washed in bleach, draped on a wall beside a picturesque road above Cape Town. The identity of the victim is a mystery, as is the reason for her killing. 

Gradually, Benny and his colleague Vaughn Cupido begin to work out the roots of the story, which reach as far away as England and Holland...and as far back as the 17th century. 

©2018 Deon Meyer (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Not Deon Meyer's best

Interesting plot. A bit forced, in the quest to confuse the reader, by using too many suspects.
The narrator's efforts to mimick african people's accent when speaking Engĺish was pathetic.
Not Meyer's best.

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  • Simon. Kindall
  • 11-19-19

I enjoyed it just was too short

I enjoyed the story a bit different from the previous books not so much on the alcoholism side of things which was good I enjoy the characters and have enjoyed the whole series and as far as the narration goes Saul is first class one of the best narrators the way he makes the characters come to life with different voices. I can only say a previous reviewer of this book must have been tone deaf.
In this book there was the laugh out loud moments with Cupido they make a great team.
My only disappointment was how short the book was why only 3 hours?