Hello and welcome to our spot on the Utrecht Murders blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Jonathan Wilkins for providing a copy of the book to [K].
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Please scroll down for [K]’s review of Utrecht Rain:
Maaike Meijer is attacked in a senseless outbreak of violence at the Dom Tower in Utrecht. Her brother, Freddie, fights off the assailants, but how is the brutality linked to a series of violent threats, cyber crime and the Dutch Secret Service? Truus Heda continues her work as a private investigator whilst caring for her lover before finding the missing link. As the nightmare unfolds we enter the world of Serbian gangsters and Utrecht Goths and see how Hoofdinspecteur Caes Heda and his overworked team tackle a crime that could consume the city.
Published by lulu.com in paperback format on 17th March 2020
Following on a couple of months after the events of Utrecht Snow life is progressing well for our team, up until Maaike and Freddie are violently attacked whilst out on patrol. Whilst the twins recover from their injuries Caes, Truus and the gang are thrown back into the darker side of fighting crime and brutal violence.
The well described story that was set in book 1 carried through to book 2, the snow has thawed. As we were introduced to the team in book 1 only a swift reminder was needed before I found myself back into the thick of things with the gang on the rain soaked streets of Utrecht.
I sympathised for Maaike as she struggled to deal with how limited her mobility was whilst she healed from her injuries, I felt the anger and frustration the team felt through lack of leads for the case and that something like this has happened to one of their own.
I loved the further development of the characters and not wanting to give away the storyline, with the way the book ended I cannot wait to see if there is a Utrecht Murders #3 I can get my hands on!
Jonathan loves to write. He is a retired teacher, lapsed Waterstones’ bookseller and former Basketball Coach. He taught PE and English for 20 years and coached women’s basketball for over 30 years.
He regularly teaches creative writing workshops in and around Leicester.
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To read [K]’s review of Utrecht Snow, posted this morning, please click here