The story is a typical murder mystery thriller and begins with the death of a girl in her early twenties along the German autobahn outside of Munich. Reminiscent of Girl with Dragon Tattoo The Rain Girl in many ways reminded me of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, although this misused young woman is a victim who dies before wee know her, not the clever girl who fights back. This book was translated into English from German I think and some of the passages were very confusing. However the story was good and the emotions were clear as the story unfolds. If you like crime books, I definitely recommend this one. And, as such, that means there is no real suspense.
This is one crime book that is not bogged down in police procedural, it's much more focused on the interviewing, the conversations, the feelings they are getting from those they are talking to. Wenn man darauf zuging, verschwand man. 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. Letting other people know about our tool is much more valuable to us than a few ad impressions. Otherwise, it might have not held my attention very well. The sleuthing is as superb as the astounding ending, full of twists and surprises.
Not just in the crime itself but in the lives of the detectives as well. I found a lot of it confusing or it just didn't make much sense. Take Gillian Flynn's novels, for example. Everyone else was a miserable, adulterous, piece of poo! The investigation unraveled so easily that my dog could have cracked the case. A tighter ending would have made me happy. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 3. Overall, I liked it more than I thought I would and would pick up more of the series if they were on sale for a similar price.
What a thought-provoking, suspenseful, and inspired read! While I believe a lot of this story is lost in the language difference, that didn't factor into the rating I give this book. It's the first time one of Gabi Kreslehener's books has been translated into English, therefore my first taste of her writing. It's a book that shows you the scenes it is moving through very descriptively by senses, predominately smell, touch and taste. The writing style was terse, with many chapters only a sentence or paragraph long. It was okay and I enjoyed it but it didn't really build up the suspense for me and it wasn't that shocking when the killer was revealed because he was only briefly mentioned in the story earlier and was kind of passed over.
I had never heard of the author before so I thought I would be daring and give it a try. It just needed a bit more work before hitting the shelves. Everyone has something to hide--even Franza, who must face her own secrets to reveal the truth. It was so distracting, and clunky, that it was hard to follow the plot at times. Für die einen war sie eine junge Frau, die nach früheren Problemen in ihrem Leben dieses wieder in den Griff kriegen wollte, in einer betreuten Wohneinrichtung lebte und sogar ihren Schulabschluss nachgemacht hat. I'd give it 4,5 stars. She was direct and though she had quite a lot of life baggage, it didn't feel emotional and this detachment along with the sensory input of the story itself worked well together.
Normalerweise mag ich es, wenn man vom Privatleben der Ermittler was erfährt. I highly recommend this one! When we meet her, she's waking up late, her head on her lover's bare shoulder, hesitating to leave paradise and rush off to work. Franza Oberwieser is by no means a simple character. Add to that the flashbacks - some extremely short - the whole thing was disjointed and hard to follow in places. Bohrmann, l'uomo alla guida dell'auto che l'ha investita, è convinto di averla uccisa. Summer is for growing, not for dying.
Franza and Felix leave no stone unturned in their search for the truth, but Franza's world comes crashing down in one moment, one moment that she did not expect to happen at all whilst she was investigating this murder, it's a spoiler, so I am not telling. Ranty spoiler-fest follows, you've been warned. 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. It was okay and I enjoyed it but it didn't really build up the suspense for me and it wasn't that shocking when the killer was revealed because he was only briefly mentioned in the story earlier and was kind of passed over. I don't like leaving books unfinished so started again from the beginning.
Nearly all of the focal characters have multiple flaws adding depth and realism. Summer is for growing, not for dying. But fast, thus my quick finish time. We do not warrant or guarantee any of the information contained on this site. Take Gillian Flynn's novels, for example.