Die Frauenkammer by Jannes C. Cramer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Amazon Prime lent.
Read in German, as it was written in German and is currently (June 2015) not available in English, as far as I checked.
This is a debut, so more like 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4. Straightforward serial killer story, but nicely done.
Real characters, some likeable, some not, no sex, and for once no sexual motive.
But the most interesting idea is revealed in the beginning, after that there is no more who-dunnit or big twists, but suspense is still good, with little twists and the killer has done some nice planning without being omnipotent. And still has some improvising to do, when things go wrong, which is managed quite well, well up till the end. What I really liked, the police did not cut corners or do something against the law, no vigilante or law bending, although the last decision is questionable.
As you may be able to lend it free with Amazon Prime or Amazon Unlimited, I recommend to do so, the price asked for it (4,99 Eur) feels too high, and for a book you may read once, too much.
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