Book Review: Only One Life by Sara Blaedel + Giveaway

Only One Life
Author: Sara Blaedel
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Mystery
Released: July 1st 2012
Review Source: Pegasus Crime
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) It was clearly no ordinary drowning. Inspector Louise Rick is immediately called out to Holbraek 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 charged once with assaulting her and her mother, Sada, 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 hadn't done anything dishonorable. Then why was she supposed to be sent back to Jordan? Samra s best friend Dicte thinks it was an honor killing. A few days later Dicte is discovered, bludgeoned to death, and Samra's younger sister has gone missing.

Navigating the complex web of family and community ties in Copenhagen s tightly knit ethnic communities, Louise must find this remorseless predator, or predators, before it is too late.

Inspector Louise was asked to be part of a special investigation group, after successfully working on a previous case that seamed to have the same characteristics as the one being investigated. The drowning of a young immigrant girl, proven as non-accidental points to very special circumstances and draws suspicion towards her immediate family. What begins as what was believed as an honor killing, quickly changes when facts are missing and an additional murder of a danish girl is found to be linked, throwing a wrench in the whole investigation.

You are easily transported to the location of the story in Denmark, and although a fiction, you gain an eye opener to what immigrants have to go thru to adapt and keep their customs and believes, even if outsiders as ourselves find some of them hard to accept and are easily condemned.
Written in a way to keep you second guessing as to whodunit, mystery, suspense and romance find it's way in a very intriguing and entertaining way through the story to keep you enthralled to the pages.
This is my first book from this author but heard that she has a previous one published that I would be very interested in reading.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review and giveaway! This is the first I've heard of this book and I'm definitely interested :)


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