Review: To Catch a Killer

To Catch a Killer
To Catch a Killer by Nele Neuhaus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m pretty sure I check on Goodreads before I pick or request certain books BUT for some reason, I’m still caught up with picking up and reading books from the middle of a series! I’m not just being pedantic but in this particular book, it was a little confusing trying to pick up where their personal relationships are at… for example, this guy got up from bed quietly so as not to wake someone in bed and a sentence later, it was mentioned that he’s divorced. It skipped a few steps of his stages in life of some years that I was quite confused! I had to work this out for a few of the characters.

On the other hand, the mystery itself was very good. What seem to be random killings of unlikely victims just before the holiday season threatened the peace of the public. Whilst people are hiding out at home to avoid being randomly murdered, the police are short-staffed and Detective Pia Kirchhoff decided to stay home to catch this serial killer than going on her honeymoon cruise. Oliver von Bodenstein, happy to have his partner on board, was not happy with the way the team’s dynamic has been disturbed with the specialist profiler they’ve seconded from another department. However, who is this profiler? And why does he seem to be incompetent?

To Catch a Killer will keep you guessing right up to the end. I would probably read the next book in the series but am not keen to pick up earlier books (I don’t like looking backward!). The main mystery was solved but I am left with several questions… there was an open situation left with certain character.

Thanks to MacMillan Australia for paperback copy in exchange of honest review

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