Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice.
Revealing victims’ hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layers shrouding the girl’s disturbing past, darker mysteries emerge. Everyone has something to hide—even Franza, who must face her own secrets to reveal the truth.
A short but sweet read, ok nothing really to write home about but I did enjoy it. It is all about a murder mystery, with the two detectives as main characters who are quite different with different lifestyles and backgrounds but they get on really well as partners. Franza has more exposure in the book than Felix, but I enjoyed them both equally. The author covers not just the murder mystery part but backgrounds of Franza and Felix, their current lives and difficulties they face. This style of writing made them both real people for me. The two have a great work relationship also. There are a mixture of chapters, some from the detectives point of view and some, much shorter from another person’s point of view that isn´t always clear who he or she is. The author slowly reveals the truth, giving out clues bit by bit.
I enjoyed it overall, especially the personal parts with the detectives, it would have been nice to have a little bit more personal life of Felix though.
The cover and title are both suitable. I will be looking out for more books by this author.
File Size: 3043 KB
Print Length: 284 pages
Publisher: AmazonCrossing (August 1, 2014)
Sold by:Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Genre: crime, murder, mystery, detective