Only One Life (Louise Rick #3)
It was clearly no ordinary drowning. Inspector Louise Rick is immediately called out to Holbaek Fjord when a young immigrant girl is found in the watery depths, a piece of concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular patches on the back of her neck.
Her name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short life was a sad story. Her father had already been char...more
Louise Rick, a 37-year-old Inspector with the Copenhagen homicide investigation unit, receives a temporary reassignment to the elite Mobile Task Force. A young Muslim girl has been...more
I lovety loved this book. It’s a Danish mystery, and like the other one of her’s I read last year, Call Me Princess, it’s really good.
From the author’s site:
Her name was Samra, and Louise soon learns the sad story of her short life. Her father had already been charged once with assaulting her and her mother, who makes it clear that her husband would indeed be capable of killing Samra if she brought dishonor to the family. But she maintains that Samra had...more
The very idea of Honor Killings...that the recalcitrant actions of one person could lead another family member to commit murder......boggles the mind. Even though our society seems to have lost all concept of Shame and/or Honor...the thought of Murder for Honor makes me blench. Not to mention the fact that, according to this book, most Honor Killings are perpetrated my members of the Extended Family...those living outside the country where the Killing took place..
All of which is Nice & Good....more
Inspector Louise Rick is called in to help local Danish police with a drowning that's anything but ordinary. Samra, a young immigrant girl, has been found in Holbraek Fjord, a large slab of concrete tied around her waist and mysterious circular marks on the back of her neck.
Samra's life was short and sad, with a father who'd already been char...more
She proved me right in Only One Life. This book started off as heartbreaking yet downright creepy from page one. The author was able to weave twists and turns into th...more
This is my first Blaedel mystery and I wanted to like it. It read more like a dull person's diary than a police procedural. The first chapters dealt mainly with where they were going to eat, what they ate, whether they had enough sharpened pencils. Then they questioned and requestioned suspects with little seeming forward movement and zero suspense. there was a long, slow middle and then suddenly it all got wrapped up. The characters needed more life breathed into them.Perhaps it was the transla...more
When a young girl is found in a watery grave of Holbraek Fjord , Inspector Louise Rick is called due to her experience, knowledge and tactfulness with immigrants. The dead girl, as it turned out, is Samra, who lived in a new country, while her parents enforced old traditions. Samra’s mother maintains that she...more
A Jordanian girl is found drowned with a slab of concrete tied to her waist and Inspector Louise Rick is called in to help with the investigation. Is this a hate crime, honor killing or something else entirely?
Well, I have to say I was rather disappointed in this book. I can't get attached to the characters not because they are unlikeable but there just isn't much substance to them. This is the second book with the character Louise Rick and it being the second book I have read I just thought the...more
This time Louise Rick is willing to move to Holbæk temporarily to investigate a dead girl case. The residents of this small town, which is located far west of Copenhagen, were in shock after a girl was found floating in the nearby river.
What even worse is the fact that the girl had a middle-eastern ancestry and was a Muslim, a combination of identities that often were frowned upon in Denmark. Soon and sure eno...more
was pretty good. Not great, but good enough that i would try another.
the plot centers around the murders of 2 girls, one a Jordanian
Immigrant, and the other her Danish friend from school. It appears
throughout that the Jordanian's death is linked to a honor killing
and there is a lot of discussion throughout the book of the
challenging issues that face Muslim women when they immgrate to Western
Udlånet betyder at nogle af de kendte personer fra de første to bøger ikke er med denne gang, men erstattet af nye kollegaer til Louise, hvilket er lidt trist men giver gode muligheder i fremtidige bøger. Derudover er det særligt sjovt at kunne genkende træk og detajler fra virkeligheden det gør bogen mere hyggelig udløste et par grin undervejs.
Selve historien e...more
Kun et Liv giver kuldegysninger, og er umulig at ligge fra sig. Man bliver grebet og det var umuligt at finde ud af hvem morderen var, selvom jeg har læst bogen før, var jeg ikke helt sikker på at jeg huskede rigtigt, da sporene parrede i en anden retning i det meste af bogen.
Det er ikke først og helt sikkert ikke sidste gang, jeg har læst Kun et liv.
That being said, the other side of the coin is that the book isn't riveting. I found myself more inter...more
I have read Only One Life multiple times and I'm positive that you will too. She has a way to capture the reader and I know that you'll enjoy getting to know Louise Rick.
Sara has come full circle from her childhood days of hearing her mother read Agatha Christie aloud. "It brings me peace to know that it all...more