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THE LOST WOMAN
A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing. Shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window, the woman is dead before she hits the ground.
Though murdered in England, it turns out that the woman, Sofie Parker, is actually a Danish citizen who's been on the Missing Persons list for almost two decades--so Louise Rick is called on to the case. Then, in an unexpected twist, the police discover that Sofie had been reported missing eighteen years ago by none other than Eik, Louise Rick's police colleague and lover.
Impulsive as ever, Eik rushes to England, and ends up in jail on suspicion of Sofie's murder. Completely blindsided by Eik's connection to the case, Louise is thoroughly unsettled and sick with worry, yet she must set aside her own emotional turmoil if she hopes to find the killer in what will become her most controversial case yet...
- ISBN-13: 9781455541072
- ISBN-10: 1455541079
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Publish Date: February 2017
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Series: Louise Rick
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-12-05
- Reviewer: Staff
At the start of Danish author Blaedels disappointing sixth Louise Ricks novel to be published in the U.S. (after 2016s The Killing Forest), a gunman outside a house in England takes aim through a window at a woman as shes preparing dinner and shoots her dead. Back in Denmark, Eik Nordstrøm, Ricks police partner (whos also her lover), goes out with his dog to a store to buy cigarettes and vanishesno phone call or textleaving his dog tied outside the store. The murdered woman turns out to be a Dane, Sofie Parker, who went missing 18 years earlier. That Eik was involved in Sofies case may explain his disappearance. Flashbacks to 1996 chart Sofies efforts to persuade her mother, who suffers from an incurable illness, not to commit suicide. Blaedel explores the ethical implications of assisted suicide, making it clear where she stands on the issue, but she fails to inject enough urgency and drama into a tale whose plot contrivances demand a large suspension of disbelief from the reader. (Feb.)