Publication Date: 18th Feb from Bonnier Zaffre
Source: Review Copy
For the Stasi, it’s not just the truth that gets buried . . .
The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake. Karin Müller, newly appointed Major of the People’s Police, is called to investigate. But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi.
Then, when the son of Müller’s team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead Müller and her young family into real danger.
Can she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it’s too late?
This series just gets better and better and the promise of “Stasi Child” is more than being fulfilled as we move on further into the life and crime (investigating) of Karin Muller, a fascinating character, highly engaging and set within a very different system to our own.
I always find these utterly compelling and even more so with this one, David Young captures the sense of time and place perfectly, in A Darker State things hit a little too close to home for some of our group – at the same time Karin is dealing with new motherhood, new relationships and facing issues of her own.
Pacy yet considered, A Darker State is a bit of a page turner, the conspiracy at the heart of it is emotive and descriptively speaking it is spot on to immerse you into the events playing out on the page. Overall another stonking good read and I genuinely can’t wait for the next.
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