Snow White Must Die


Brilliant Crime Novel

What a great first read this summer! Snow White Must Die is the first novel in a German series by Nele Neuhaus about police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein.

The story begins when a man in his thirties is realeased from prison after having served ten years for a murder of two young women whose bodies were never found. To return to a small town where something horrible happened and where everybody knows everybody is a recipe for disaster. But what really happened that evening ten years ago? When another girl disappears the witch-hunt begins…

Page Turner

Nele Neuhaus’s strength is the plot. There are so many twists and turns and that it quickly becomes a page turner. And she is very skilled in tying it all together. The characters are also great. There are plenty of people you can relate to, like, feel sorry for, and hate. Thankfully the “bad guys” never turn into bad guys a’ la Disney. Pettiness, greed, selfishness and jealousy go a long way.

Luckily I know German because I am seriously considering ordering the next novel in the series instead of waiting for the translation. The fact that my German is a bit rusty may be a good thing, because that means the novel will last longer.


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