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Friday, December 9, 2016

Book Review: To Clear the Air by Mechtild Borrmann

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Amazon crossing, via Netgalley,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.


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Synopsis:

Life comes to an end, but memory is forever. A moving epitaph for a lost loved one, or the menacing taunt of a vengeful killer? When a man is found brutally murdered in the woods, those words come to haunt the small German village of Merklen. And homicide inspector Peter Böhm faces the daunting task of unraveling a mystery with deep and twisted roots—in a town where doors stay closed, people stay silent, and death may have the final word.

But the case is just one more uphill battle for Böhm, who’s already grappling with a son’s death and a marriage on the edge. When a second grisly murder occurs and the same sinister death notice appears, fear spreads that a killer thirsting for justice will continue to spill bad blood. Now, for Böhm and his team of detectives, the only way forward may be back—decades into the past, where a horrific secret was buried…but will no longer lie silent.

Review:

Ya'll know me, I adore transcribed books! This time I went more Eastern, into Germany! I thought it would be interesting to see a mystery from a different viewpoint, and it was Böhm is your typical police detective, but with German sensibilities! His personal life is falling apart, and he doesn't know what to do, except to keep on, trying to solve this case with in a case, that keeps blossoming. History can be repeated, and Borrmann does a great job in showcasing how characters are formed by their history, both personal and shared within their communities. He also delves into the dynamics of a small farming town. It was an interesting read, and if you like trying something a bit different, then check this book out!


About the Author:

Mechtild Borrmann grew up in the Lower Rhine region of Germany, close to the Dutch border, and has lived in Bielefeld since 1983. She spent the first fifteen years of her career in a wide variety of teaching-related roles, followed by a year and a half in Corsica, before opening a restaurant in the center of Bielefeld. She has been a full-time writer since 2001, and To Clear the Air was her first novel. Silence, her third, won the Deutscher Krimi Preis in 2012 for best crime novel and was nominated for the Friedrich Glauser Prize.d, but memory is forever. A moving epitaph for a lost loved one, or the menacing taunt of a vengeful killer? When a man is found brutally murdered in the woods, those words come to haunt the small German village of Merklen. And homicide inspector Peter Böhm faces the daunting task of unraveling a mystery with deep and twisted roots—in a town where doors stay closed, people stay silent, and death may have the final word.

1 comment:

  1. I love good book recommendations. Thanks for the post.

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