Snow White Must Die (Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein Series)

Snow White Must Die (Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein Series)

by Nele Neuhaus, Steven T. Murray
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Snow White Must Die 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
KatiBe More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book and I got into the story immediately, couldn't stop. Thrilling and full of suspense, sensitive issues, inspiring characters. The popular German writer Nele Neuhaus has a wonderful talent to put a complexe plot into entertaining reading. Luckily "Snow white must die" is part of a mystery series of six books, each completed in itself, don't miss any of those.
anther More than 1 year ago
This book has a refreshingly different plot, well developed by the author. I would have rated at 5 stars if it were not for the number of missing passages/[pages that marred the reading experience. This suggests that the production staff who convert to the electronic edition slipped up and that there was no proof reading of the converted text.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of German author, Nele Neuhaus,  to be translated into English.  She's a bestselling author in Europe, and destined to be bestselling in USA also, if this book is any indication of her story telling ability. All the things that make for the best mysteries are within this one book, plus many more intricacies and red herrings that make this a superior mystery! In a small German town, a young man returns home after serving his ten year sentence for murdering two girls, whose bodies were never found.  The townspeople want nothing more than to have him leave again as soon as possible.  They have already ruined his parent's business and his parents have separated.  Thankfully, a wealthy businessman and a woman who made it big in acting, have believed in him and helped him and his family to scrape by. But shortly after his return home, bones are found in an old oil tank in a military base, sending police to report that one girls bones have been found. Things go from bad to worse. What makes this police procedural so terrific is the interaction of the personal lives of the police team with the intricately involved lives of long time families within the small town of the murdered girls.  Nothing is as it seems at first, second or fifth glance.  One of the big city policewomen comes to believe that the wrong person may very well have been convicted of these crimes, but no one within her police devision or in the small town are buying her doubts. I read lots of mysteries and usually enjoy them greatly even though I can usually figure them out way before the 'revelation' scenes.  One of the best parts of this book is that the 'reveals' happened over and over again because they were all so convincing, but were all so wrong.  There were thrilling scenes upon thrilling scenes.  The interactions between the townspeople combined with the personal interactions of the police personnel and their families made for great characterizations much above the normal mystery.  A wonderful new find for the English speaking audience!!  If I spoke German, I would order all her books from Germany NOW, and not be waiting anxiously for the next translated Nele Neuhaus book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very summooning book,it literly said "read me!"! I would reccomend this to anyone-especially people who like fantasyand mystery!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what i expexted. Lots of twist and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From some of the reviews I thought I would not enjoy the book but I thought it was very good. It had me guessing from the beginning what had occurred but lt kept me interested in to the end. Each new chapter or interruption of the story started with a new character and what was happening with them that it kept me anticipating what was happening with other characters.
BookLoverCT More than 1 year ago
The Inspector's Pia and Oliver are very believable, the story, unfortunately is also believable. References to Snow White throughout closely ties this story together. Politics involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one kept me guessing and changing my mind. The people of the town were really a type of controlled lot. It seems that you almost feel sorry for some of them. Others knew what the truth was, but chose the money over loyalty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books in a long line of truly great crime novels from Europe. Impossible to put down during the last 100 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story isn't bad but there are too many characters and none of them get developed enough for you to care about
mamamia More than 1 year ago
It was a good read.
pennameEP More than 1 year ago
To me, great writing is that which prompts me to write myself. This book did not do that. However, in all other aspects this was an satisfying read. I would recommend it without reservation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book 3 stars because of the constant transition from character to character. Jumping around from different point of views made this book a little hard to follow, however the story kept me reading. The story was so good I plan on continuing to read the next book. As a previous reviewer said this book did give me a headache trying to keep up but I had to keep reading to find out what happened in regards to Tobi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not quite finished yet, but I can't put this book down!!
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TheLoon More than 1 year ago
At the heart of every mystery is a contract between the author and the reader that is built on believability. Could this happen? Is this within the sphere of the possible? Etc. Without being a spoiler I would certainly say this story is not believable. About half way through this book I got to the point that I just could not believe the ill chance that put these characters together in any one village. By the end of the book it had just become silly.
OldReader43 More than 1 year ago
This is an elaborately plotted, if somewhat long, crime procedural novel. If you like very human, somewhat gullible characters, set in a foreign land, you'll probably love this one. I found that I enjoyed it best when I didn't try to rush through it but rather read it in relatively small doses of an hour or so at a time. The reading periods passed quickly and the intervening hours gave me a chance to think about the plights of the various characters and appreciate the richness of detail and careful plotting. Not a book for the summer beach scene but definately a fun read for a quiet winter's evening.
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MexicoDan More than 1 year ago
First-rate story, writing & character development. Highly recommended.
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While the main plot was an interesting concept, the author skips around from character to character using last names, then first names with each having their own smaller plot, some necessary but some not..... easy for the reader to get lost with the skipping back and forth.... some storylines, 'who cares!'..By the end of the book, I had a headache, and ending was disappointing.