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A timely reminder as the U.S. re-arms the Germans, but one which is unlikely to reach many people. For where it may succeed as propaganda, it fails as a novel.
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Anneliese Vos, sixteen-year-old daughter of Amsterdam detective, Pieter Vos, disappeared three years ago in mysterious circumstances. Her distraught father's desperate search reveals nothing and results in his departure from the police force. Pieter now lives in a broken down houseboat in the colourful Amsterdam neighbourhood of the Jordaan. One day, while Vos is wasting time at the Rijksmuseum staring at a doll's house that seems to be connected in some way to the case, Laura Bakker, a misfit trainee detective from the provinces, visits him. She’s come to tell him that Katja Prins, daughter of an important local politician, has gone missing in circumstances similar to Anneliese. In the company of the intriguing and awkward Bakker Vos finds himself drawn back into the life of a detective. A life which he thought he had left behind. Hoping against hope that somewhere will lay a clue to the fate of Anneliese, the daughter he blames himself for losing . . .
 

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David Hewson is well-known for his crime-thriller fiction set in European cities. He is the author of nine novels in the highly acclaimed Detective Nic Costa series, which are set mostly in Rome. His most recent novel, apart from The Killing, is Carnival for the Dead - set in Venice. David spent time in Copenhagen researching and writing the novel of The Killing, which was created by Søren Sveistrup and produced by DR – Danish Broadcasting Corporation and has won prestigious awards throughout Europe including a BAFTA, Best European Production at Monte Carlo TV Festival and numerous International Emmy nominations.
 
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on Jan 04 2018

A timely reminder as the U.S. re-arms the Germans, but one which is unlikely to reach many people. For where it may succeed as propaganda, it fails as a novel.

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