#Blogtour #Review: Blue Night by Simone Buchholz @ohneKlippo @OrendaBooks @FwdTranslations #BlueNight #Krimi
Release date - 28th February 2018 (Paperback)
Book length - 276 pages
Publisher - Orenda Books
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.ie for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
After convicting a superior for corruption and shooting off a gangster’s crown jewels, the career of Hamburg’s most hard-bitten state prosecutor, Chastity Riley, has taken a nose dive: she has been transferred to the tedium of witness protection to prevent her making any more trouble.
However, when she is assigned to the case of an anonymous man lying under police guard in hospital – almost every bone in his body broken, a finger cut off, and refusing to speak in anything other than riddles – Chastity’s instinct for the big, exciting case kicks in. Using all her powers of persuasion, she soon gains her charge’s confidence, and finds herself on the trail to Leipzig, a new ally, and a whole heap of lethal synthetic drugs.
When she discovers that a friend and former colleague is trying to bring down Hamburg’s Albanian mafia kingpin single-handedly, it looks like Chas Riley’s dull life on witness protection really has been short-lived…
Fresh, fiendishly fast-paced and full of devious twists and all the hard-boiled poetry and acerbic wit of the best noir, Blue Night marks the stunning start of a brilliant new crime series, from one of Germany’s bestselling authors.
BLUE NIGHT by Simone Buchholz is my first venture into German Noir and I have to say it most certainly will not be my last. Gripping, dark, raw, and intense, this story has got it all and presents it in a fresh and exciting new way which will get your heart racing.
Chastity Riley is a tough state prosecutor who finds herself relegated to protecting witnesses after she took down a superior who was corrupt. Spending her time babysitting is not what she wants from her career but when she must guard an anonymous man who has been severely beaten, Chastity knows that there is so much more here than meets the eye. As she digs deeper she is pulled into the drugs world that is more dangerous than she can imagine. And on top of that, her motley crew of friends seems to be falling apart at the seams with one trying to take down an Albanian kingpin all by themselves. It looks like Chastity just cannot stay out of trouble ...
The narration is different to what I have read before but this added to the story for me and I really enjoyed this fresh approach. Chastity and her colleagues and friends are all strong, tough, and flawed which makes them relatable, likeable most of the time, and makes the overall plot even more realistic.
BLUE NIGHT by Simone Buchholz is well-paced and I read it cover to cover in a couple of hours. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this translation but I loved it and will be first in line to buy the next book from Simone Buchholz.
Simone Buchholz was born in Hanau in 1972. At university, she studied Philosophy and Literature, worked as a waitress and a columnist, and trained to be a journalist at the prestigious Henri-Nannen-School in Hamburg. In 2016, Simone Buchholz was awarded the Crime Cologne Award as well as the second Place of the German Crime Fiction Prize for Blue Night, which was number one on the KrimiZEIT Best of Crime List for months. She lives in Sankt Pauli, in the heart of Hamburg, with her husband and son.
For more information:
Website - simonebuchholz.com
Twitter - twitter.com/ohneKlippo
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