Finish Time: 3 nights. Overall I’ve been impressed with the Kindle First selections and have made an effort to read one each month. This month was kind of disappointing, I wasn’t too excited about any and unfortunately this book lived up to just that.
I enjoy a good mystery and thriller, as this book is set up with a murder and subsequent investigation. I enjoyed the chapters dealing with the investigations, but there were others thrown in from different story lines or different voices and I was never really able to fully follow and I walked away still not knowing who was who and how they were connected. Because of that the characters were kinda blah to me too. No one very likable as they all dealt with their “issues.”
Marie, the rain girl, is alive in a few flashbacks, but her murder is the main story line of the book. She had quite the load of issues as more and more was revealed about her. Throw in a personal tie to one of the investigators (not a spoiler – this is set up from the beginning) and I wanted to find out how the book ended. But fast, thus my quick finish time.
Really not much to say. Not awful, just not my favorite as of late, but short so I’m glad not too much time wasted. Will still keep reading a Kindle First selection each month, so stay tuned!
Description from Amazon:
Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice.
Revealing victims’ hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layers shrouding the girl’s disturbing past, darker mysteries emerge. Everyone has something to hide—even Franza, who must face her own secrets to reveal the truth.