Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus audiobook

Snow White Must Die

By Nele Neuhaus
Translated by Steven T. Murray
Read by Robert Fass

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Bodenstein & Kirchhoff Series: Book 1

15.75 Hours Unabridged
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On a rainy November day, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: a woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer.  On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer’s son, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Bodenstein and Kirchhoff discover that Tobias, after serving his sentence, has now returned to his home town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return? In the village, Pia and Oliver encounter a wall of silence. When another young girl disappears, the events of the past seem to be repeating themselves in a disastrous manner. The investigation turns into a race against time, because for the villagers it is soon clear who the perpetrator is—and this time they are determined to take matters into their own hands.

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2013

A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee

Selected for the January 2013 Indie Next List

On a rainy November day, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: a woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. 

On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer’s son, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Bodenstein and Kirchhoff discover that Tobias, after serving his sentence, has now returned to his home town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return? In the village, Pia and Oliver encounter a wall of silence. When another young girl disappears, the events of the past seem to be repeating themselves in a disastrous manner. The investigation turns into a race against time, because for the villagers it is soon clear who the perpetrator is—and this time they are determined to take matters into their own hands.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Exciting and well crafted…[Neuhaus] show[s] how the police’s off-duty preoccupations complicate and distract them from work and even jeopardize their safety.” Wall Street Journal
“This novel is bursting with conspiracy and subterfuge and a raw exposition of the ugliness that can inhabit the human soul.” USA Today
“Neuhaus has a flair for the ominous and the ornate. Her primary setting…Altenhain is the anti-Christie town: Instead of quaintness, it offers decay; instead of Miss Marple, there’s a spiteful populace of voyeurs whose curiosity stokes the smoldering embers of violence.” Washington Post
“The story is dense, the plot riveting and the deduction letter-perfect…full of mystery and hidden secrets, silence and cover-ups. Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“An engrossing plot and that could make Neuhaus a contender for the kind of acclaim Stieg Larsson has won. Snow White Must Die moves at a brisk clip with a narrative that ranks as storytelling at its best.” San Jose Mercury News
Snow White Must Die…does an excellent job of exploring small-town venality as Kirchoff begins to suspect that it takes a village to cover up a murder. There are no magic mirrors or dwarves, but there are enough poisonous secrets lying fallow to take care of an entire apple orchard.” Christian Science Monitor
“With an entire town to populate and eleven years of history to explore, Nele Neuhaus had a monumental task ahead of her, one she tackled with impressive craft and style. Snow White Must Die is one mystery wrapped in a dozen others, startlingly capturing the long memory and insular nature of small towns everywhere.” San Francisco Book Review
“[An] impressive multidimensional police procedural.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[It will] keep readers turning the pages up to the unpredictable ending…An addictively engaging mystery filled with suspects, confusion, love, and fear. Sure to intrigue and satisfy mystery fans, especially those who love international crime procedurals.” Library Journal
“Narrator Robert Fass shepherds the book along, differentiating characters with accents and shifts in tone. His narration helps the listener to follow the plot and keep track of the different characters as their involvement in the story unfolds…Fass’ skill provides the perfect delivery.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Nele Neuhaus

Author Bio: Nele Neuhaus

Nele Neuhaus is one of Germany’s most widely read crime authors thanks to her thrillers featuring the investigative duo of Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein, which were launched in English with Snow White Must Die. Her novels have been translated into twenty languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 15.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English