Publication Date: 27th April from No Exit
Source: Review Copy
When Henk van der Pol is asked by the Justice Minister to infiltrate a team investigating an online child exploitation network, he can hardly say no – he’s at the mercy of prominent government figures in The Hague. But he soon realises the case is far more complex than he was led to believe… Picking up from where The Harbour Master ended, this new investigation sees Detective Van der Pol once again put his life on the line as he wades the murky waters between right and wrong in his search for justice.
Sometimes, to catch the bad guys, you have to think like one. . .
An excellent read here from Daniel Pembry, a classically built sense of place, some intriguing characters and a pacy, compelling mystery to dig your teeth into.
Set to catch a mole in a complex and ongoing case involving some emotive subjects, Henk finds he has trouble on his hands. Echoes of the past haunt him and Daniel Pembry takes us on a twisted journey to the truth, where its impossible to trust anyone and the resolution is unpredictable – Night Market is a page turner, cleverly obtuse and well plotted to keep the reader guessing all the way.
One of the best things is the scene setting – Amsterdam comes to brilliantly observed life, you can see and feel where the characters reside – it adds a hugely atmospheric sense to an already atmospheric plot. The story could have been ripped from the headlines and the author builds the background perfectly, an intelligent nuanced building of relationships and history.
I enjoyed The Harbour Master very much but Night Market I read in one sitting – it is gripping, horrific and totally absorbing from the moment you start until the moment you finish. Excellent. More please.
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