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Et they strongly discourage her from asking uestions The evidence doesn't add up and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged But this regime does not tolerate curious minds and it takes Müller too long to realize that the trail she's been following may lead her dangerously close to hom. Excellent and unusually located police procedural set in the former East GermanyI can’t think of many English language detective novels set in the former East Germany and David Young has created a fascinating character in the damaged but tenacious Oberleutnant Karin Müller In most countries she’d be just a regular cop in charge of the murder team however this is communist ruled East Germany and she’s a card carrying party member believing in “real and existing socialism” Investigating a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin wall Karin has to walk a political tightrope that adds an extra frisson to the story as she deals with her superiors and the Stasi the East German secret policeWhilst many police procedurals have conflict with superiors in East Germany conflict with superiors can mean at best dismissal then demotion to a menial job or at worst deathDavid Young’s research is impeccable with fantastic attention to detail from the procedures in the Stasi remand prisons to the uniueness of Volvo tyre tracks as well as capturing well the feel of 1970’s East GermanyIf you like police procedurals strong female characters along with an Orwellian landscape then read “Stasi Child”

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Stasi ChildDavid Young's chillingly intricate Stasi Child was A London Times “Crime Book of the Month” and a Telegraph Pick of the Week When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall she imagines she's seen it all before But she soon realizes tha. “Cheating was a concept both foreign and integral to the fighting of wars” Tom ClancyDavid Young a British author has penned a riveting German thriller in his debut book Stasi Child which is the first book in the Karin Müller series This series welcomes an exciting and brave new female detective chief inspector or in German an oberleutnant who is a married yet career minded woman assigned on the case when a teenage girl's mutilated body is found near The Wall in East Berlin in the 1970s that leads her and her junior subordinate Comrade Tilsner to the edge of The Wall Berlin's corrupt politics and an isolated teenage reformatory handled by then governmentSynopsis East Berlin 1975When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the wall she imagines she's seen it all before But when she arrives she realizes this is a death like no other the girl was trying to escape but from the WestMüller is a member of the national police but the case has Stasi written all over it Karin is tasked with uncovering the identity of the girl but her Stasi handlers assure her that the perpetrators are from the West ­ and strongly discourage her asking uestionsThe evidence doesn't add up and Muller soon realizes the crime scene has been staged But this is not a regime that tolerates a curious mind and Muller doesn't realise that the trail she's following will lead her dangerously close to home Karin Müller a twenty something oberleutnant in her police force is asked to investigate the identity of a dead teenage girl who body has been found near The Berlin Wall and Karin soon sniffs that there is something wrong with the girl's alleged death of simply getting shot as she was trying to escape from the west Berlin And within no time Karin starts asking uestions at the right places but that lands up into trouble and little idea she had that behind this innocent teenage girl's murder there is the hand or involvement of someone close to Karin Can she get to the bottom of this scandalous murderI can't believe this is a debut novel by the author as the story is concocted so strongly that it immediately gripped me with the thrill and the suspense The book's cover image aptly captures the feel horror and the stale smell of death through its arresting image Right from the very first page when the author gradually began delving about the character's lives and backgrounds alongside with the murder investigation is uite addictive and kept me hooked to the pages of this book till the very endThe author's writing style is very much articulate and fantastic and well layered with suspense and twists The plot is very easy to comprehend with by the readers as the author descriptively and strikingly explains each and every scene right to its very bottom so that the readers can get a clear image of what is happening page by page The narrative is not only engaging but also free flowing and is also laced with German dialect also the best part about the book is that the author has included a glossary for the German terms used in the book The pacing is really fast as the mystery is so alluring that the readers will keep turning the pages of this book until the cliffhanger filled climax The mystery in the book is devised smartly by this author as it has been covered with so many angles and dimensions that will keep the readers anticipating till the very end And also the readers will be welcomes with a sudden new and unpredictable twist and turn during the course of the story that will not let the readers to turn away their heads from the book even for once Moreover the author's techniue of unraveling the mystery is pretty uniue The characters in the book are extremely well developed and keep the story even interesting The main character Karin is a strong and fearless female detective who despite of the domestic responsibilities stay focused on the job although working with a handsome subordinate like Tilsner distracts her a lot She is a sharp and thoughtful woman who carefully makes her move even though at times she is pushed to be tested by her boundaries and limitations In short Karin has a complex side when it comes to relationships otherwise her smartness will simply make the readers fall for her The secondary and supporting characters are also well etched out thereby giving them a realistic yet edgy profileThe author captures the 1970s divided Berlin and the divided fascist and anti fascist politics with extreme vividness From its bone chilling cold weather to its shifting landscape of white mountains in the east side to posh city in the west side to its local people to its culture to its then politics will instantly transport the readers to an era when Berlin was divided by The Wall and the Stasi guards still controlled and dominated its citizens In a nutshell this book turned out to be a roller coaster ride that is high on adrenaline rushing action scenes raw violence and enough tensionVerdict Crime fiction lovers do not miss this new author on the block and his debut German thriller Courtesy Thanks to the author David Young for giving me an opportunity to read and review his book