Louise Rick

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 433 ratings

The Midnight Witness Publisher's Summary

Rookie homicide detective Louise Rick makes her debut in this thrilling number one international best seller that launched three-million-copy best-selling writer Sara Blaedel's incredible career.

A young woman is found strangled in a park, and a male journalist has been killed in the backyard of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.

Detective Louise Rick is put on the case of the young girl, but very soon becomes entangled in solving the other homicide, too, when it turns out her best friend, journalist Camilla Lind, knew the murdered man. Louise tries to keep her friend from getting too involved, but Camilla's never been one to miss out on an interesting story. And this time, Camilla may have gone too far....

Emotionally riveting and filled with unexpected twists, The Midnight Witness is a tour-de-force from international phenomenon Sara Blaedel.

©2018 Sara Blaedel (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Midnight Witness

    • Louise Rick Series
    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A young woman is found strangled in a park, and a male journalist has been killed in the backyard of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Detective Louise Rick is put on the case of the young girl but very soon becomes entangled in solving the other homicide, too, when it turns out her best friend, journalist Camilla Lind, knew the murdered man. Louise tries to keep her friend from getting too involved, but Camilla's never been one to miss out on an interesting story. And this time, Camilla may have gone too far.

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • Blue Blood

    • Louise Rick, Book 1
    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A young woman, Susanne Hansson, is discovered in her apartment bound and gagged, the victim of an extraordinarily brutal rape attack. Detective Inspector Louise Rick soon learns that Susanne met the rapist on a popular online dating site, something Susanne shamefully tries to hide. Events quickly spiral out of control as a horrified Louise realises that the rapist is using the website to target specific women for future attacks. It's not long before the next assault leads to its victim's death and Louise finds herself in the middle of a full-blown murder investigation.

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    • The Silent Women (Previously Published as Call Me Princess)

    • By: Sara Blaedel, Erik J. Macki - translator, Tara F. Chace - translator
    • Narrated by: Caroline Morahan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    An online flirtation can have horrific consequences, as detective 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. But the man is hiding behind a labyrinth of false pseudonyms, and neither Susanne - nor the police - have been able to trace his true identity. With the Internet as his playground, the rapist will almost certainly strike again if Louise can't unmask him before it's too late.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 2

    • By Donna on 01-07-19

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  • Book 3

    • Only One Life

    • By: Sara Blaedel, Erik J. Macki (Translator), Tara F. Chace (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Inspector Louise Rick is immediately called out to Holbraek Fjord when a young immigrant girl is found in the watery depths, a piece of concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular patches on the back of her neck. Her name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short life was a sad story. Her father had already been charged once with assaulting her and her mother, Sada, who makes it clear that her husband would indeed be capable of killing Samra if she brought dishonor to the family. But she maintains that Samra hadn't done anything dishonorable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A timely topic

    • By Denise K. Maguire on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Only One Life

    • Louise Rick, Book 3
    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It was clearly no accidental drowning. When a young immigrant girl is found in the watery depths of Holbaek Fjord, a piece of concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular patches on the back of her neck, Detective Louise Rick is called to investigate. The girl's name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short life was a sad story. Abused by her father, it becomes clear that he would be capable of killing Samra if she brought dishonour to the family. But according to her family, she has done nothing to inspire this sort of violence.

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  • Book 4

    • The Night Women (previously published as Farewell to Freedom)

    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A journey to a new life or a prison of despair and death? A shocking murder on Copenhagen's idyllic streets and an abandoned child reveal a perverse criminal underworld that crosses international borders. A young woman's body is found on the street with her throat slit, and the media is clamoring for the grisly details. Detective Louise Rick is investigating the gruesome murder when her friend Camilla Lind calls. Louise assumes it is because Camilla, a crime reporter, wants to be the first to hear of any juicy new developments.

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 5

    • The Running Girl

    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Detective Louise Rick gets a call from her son, Jonas. A school party has ended in terrifying chaos after a group of violent teenagers forced their way into the building in search of alcohol and valuables. Arriving at the scene, Louise discovers that one of the girls, 12 year-old Signe, attempted to run for help, but was struck and killed by a car. Signe's grief-stricken mother finds that her will to live instantly evaporates with the crushing loss of her only child - and she'll do anything to make those who harmed her child pay.

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  • Book 6

    • The Stolen Angel

    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    When the granddaughter of the wealthy Sachs-Smith family is kidnapped, Detective Louise Rick's skills as a trained negotiator are put to work. She is tasked with helping the desperate mother negotiate what soon turns into a life-or-death situation. The kidnappers will only exchange the deathly ill little girl for an infamous glass figure - known as the Angel of Death - that has been in the family for generations. But there's a problem...the Angel, worth millions, was recently stolen from the family home.

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 7

    • The Forgotten Girls

    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    The body of an unidentified woman is discovered in a local forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. As the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, Louise risks involving the media by releasing a photo of the victim, hoping to find someone who knew her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Casting/Direction

    • By innisart on 02-10-15

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 8

    • The Killing Forest

    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Following an extended leave, Louise Rick returns to work at the Special Search Agency, an elite unit of the National Police Department. She's assigned a case involving a 15-year-old who vanished a week earlier. When Louise realizes that the missing teenager is the son of a butcher from Hvalsoe, she seizes the opportunity to combine the search for the teen with her personal investigation of her boyfriend's long-ago death....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • lost in translation

    • By Patricia on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 9

    • The Lost Woman

    • By: Sara Blaedel
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing. Shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window, the woman is dead before she hits the ground. Though murdered in England, it turns out that the woman, Sofie Parker, is actually a Danish citizen who's been on the missing persons list for almost two decades - so Louise Rick is called onto the case. Then, in an unexpected twist, the police discover that Sofie had been reported missing 18 years ago by none other than Eik, Louise Rick's police colleague and lover.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Okay

    • By Isaiah Frenes on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $29.65