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Snow White Must Die

Snow White Must Die [Kindle Edition]

Nele Neuhaus
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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Snow White Must Die looks like being a must for mystery fans this summer, based on the great customer reviews it’s already getting across the Atlantic’ Emma Giacon, The Bookseller

‘The Nele Neuhaus thriller that’s captivated Germany (and been compared to Stieg Larsson) is finally getting published in the UK. The whodunit about two 17-year-old girls who go missing is filled with forensic detail and rattles along at a breakneck pace’ Grazia

‘Nele Neuhaus has made quite a splash in her native Germany with her series of books about Hofheim regional crime unit’s oddly aristo detective Oliver von Bodenstein and his sidekick DI Pia Kirchoff…The pair come with personal problems as standard but Neuhaus lets their home cirses bleed convincingly into their work and builds a thickly plotted tale to a satisfying conclusion’ Metro

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In a small town in Germany a boy is accused of murdering his beautiful girlfriend. But this is no fairy story . . .

On a September evening eleven years ago, two 17-year-old girls vanished without a trace from the tiny village of Altenhain, just outside Frankfurt. In a trial based on circumstantial evidence 20-year-old Tobias Sartorius was convicted and imprisoned for the murder of his childhood friend Laura and his beautiful girlfriend Stefanie – otherwise known as Snow White. After serving his sentence, Tobias returns home. His presence in the little German village stirs up the events of the past. Events that the locals would prefer to remain hidden.
When the Sartorius family is subjected to a number of attacks, Detective Inspector Pia Kirchhoff and DS Oliver von Bodenstein are tasked with monitoring the tense atmosphere in the tight-knit community. As the village inhabitants close ranks it becomes apparent the disappearance of Snow White and her friend was far more complex than imagined. Then history starts to repeat itself in a disastrous manner when another pretty girl goes missing. The police are thrown into a race against time. Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 638 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312604254
  • Publisher: Pan (4 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snow White Must Die 13 July 2013
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Nele Neuhaus is a very successful German author, who was initially self published - her very first novel, a standalone thriller "Swimming with Sharks", has just been translated into English alongside this book - which is the fourth in a popular series featuring her characters Detective Inspector Pia Kirchhoff and DS Oliver von Bodenstein. It is a shame that so many European crime series translated into English are published out of order (Jo Nesbo, etc) as I personally prefer to read books in the order they were written in and it was difficult to understand all the relationships between well established characters. That said, this is a very well written and plotted crime book.

Tobias Sartorius has been released from prison after serving ten years for the murder of two girls in his small, rural community - his ex-girlfriend Laura Wagner and Stephanie Schneeberger (the beautiful 'Snow White' of the title). Both girls were seventeen when they went missing and the bodies have never been found. The closed community resent Tobias returning and the only person who kept in touch with him throughout his imprisonment was his neighbour, Nadia, now a famous film star. Tobias returns to find his father's business has been ruined by his absence and, when he sets out to try to rebuild his life, the family are threatened and harassed. Living next door now is young Amelie, another pretty young girl who becomes interested in the case and then goes missing...

This is a complex plot; part involving the case itself, a side story about the discovery of a body and it is also about the established characters Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein, who have their own personal issues to contend with.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Complex thriller with a web of secrets 2 Jun 2013
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Snow White must Die is the fourth in a popular thriller series written by German, Nele Neuhaus. In 2008 Tobias Sartorius is released from prison after serving a 10 year sentence for killing two 17 year old girls in September 1997. He returns to his parent's home only to find that they have divorced, the family business has failed and the locals are far from welcoming.

The Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein, the local police, turn up to speak to Tobias and his father when it turns out an accident they are investigating involved Tobias' mother. Pia requests the file from the murders and spots some inconsistencies; although told not to investigate further evidence indicates that the full story was not told at Tobias' trial.

This is a well told story although one you have to concentrate on; the cast is huge which combined with unfamiliar names can take a while to get used to. The characters are various, the big businessman, the kindly doctor, a few ambivalent parents, an autistic thirty year old who doesn't talk, the goth teenager who starts her own investigation to name but a few. There is also the personal life of Pia and Oliver which clearly has developed over time making me wonder why the decision was made to start four books into a series.

With plenty of intrigue the complex web of secrets is slowly unwound to reveal the truth and not without a few scary moments along the way this large book is perfect holiday reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Was ok but couldn't wait to finish to get on ... 6 July 2014
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Was ok but couldn't wait to finish to get on to something else. I'm not sure I would read any more of this series.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Complex mystery that's hard to classify. Doesn't read like a traditional police procedural and lacks enough pace/action to fit neatly into the thriller genre.

Snow White Must Die is all about slow building atmosphere and needs concentration to stay with due to the large amount of characters and differing time frames. The plot is centered around the backlash of a serious crime and reflects how all of those involved, from the past until the present, have been influenced.

Central character, Tobias Sartorius, committed a double homicide (or did he?) and now, newly released from prison, returns to the home of his parents only to discover nothing's how he remembered it. The family have changed in subtle ways, and not so much so, and their financial situation has become dire. As the novel moves along several sub-plots involving the family, particularly the mother, are opened up and when it's revealed a young girl has disappeared it seems Tobias could be the link.

From that moment on the police enter the story and the novel takes off in the direction of becoming a cat and mouse chase but; it doesn't really get there and those themes remain quite subtle and in the background.

The plot's complex and moves slowly because the author takes a long time to set the stage and place the characters. There's never any rush to hurtle towards an obvious, firecracker of a finale bur rather a gentle downward slide towards something that's really not too exciting.

I didn't find this particular novel a joy to read but both the standard of writing and detailed plotting are extremely good. I was also impressed with the authors ability to keep the plot under control while dealing with so many characters and the differing time frames. For those reasons I couldn't leave less than 4* but for my own personal reading pleasure I wouldn't leave more than 3*.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!!!
Couldn't put the book down, a proper page turner. Read non stop to find out the truth. Brilliant and exciting.
Published 1 day ago by Yazid
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
I really enjoyed this book. I did guess who the 'bad guy' was towards the end but that did not negate from the twists and turns and intricately woven stories that occur throughout... Read more
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I loved this book.
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Published 5 days ago by Tanya
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must read
Published 9 days ago by Anita Meah-Wilson
3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging without completely convincing
This is am intriguing read and the basic plot keeps you guessing as a young guy returns home after serving a sentence for a crime he may or may not have committed. Read more
Published 27 days ago by tpryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good thriller / whodunit
Good thriller.
At the risk of seeming "picky" there were an awful lot of characters in the book, and I found difficult to keep up with them all at times, hence my 4... Read more
Published 1 month ago by annon2302
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected enjoyment
I wouldn't normally go for a book of this genre but I saw this advertised on Amazon and as I was off on holiday I thought why not. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrew Mawdsley
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely fantastic
One of the best thrillers I've read in ages.
Lots of twists and turns
Absolutely fantastic read, can't wait to read more......
Published 1 month ago by l campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!!
Loved this book. A page turner with lots of twists. Kept you guessing who did it till the very end.
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