Una madrugada, una mujer aparece ahorcada en una barcaza en un canal de Ámsterdam. Todo apunta a que se trata de un suicidio. La inspectora Cristina Molen, de la brigada criminal de la ciudad, se hace cargo del caso. Esa misma mañana se descubre el cadáver de una prostituta en una sórdida habitación de hotel. La inspectora intuye que ambas muertes están relacionadas, y que en este caso nada ni nadie es lo que parece. Jacinto Rey logra con El último cliente introducirnos en un sutil y fascinante juego de espejos, en el que todos y cada uno de los personajes tienen algo que ocultar, incluso el padre de la inspectora Cristina Molen... Una trama de cruces y desencuentros logran que el lector no tenga ni un solo minuto de respiro.
Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
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"Slow build up to the murders themselves"
Detective Cristina Molen makes a brief appearance at the beginning, and then the novel starts before the crimes and we work our way forward to the discovery of the bodies; I do not like that method much. Had the characters been engaging, that might've been okay, but they weren't. Instead, the first part was a few hours of listening comprehension (vocabulary practice) for me. The crime investigation was more interesting, and I appreciated the Amsterdam setting; although, I kept wondering what the noun "haya" meant, until I twigged that "La Haya" was The Hague.
Audio narration was easy to follow once I got used to the reader's style.
"Una trama que te atrapa sin respiro"
si..........en el género de novela negra a mi juicio está muy bien redactada
la inspectora Cristina Molen
No,,, me encantan sus facultades narrativas
"A good read (or listen)"
This was a very enjoyable tale, well written and complex enough to keep the mystery alive through the entire book. The narration was excellent with very clear pronunciation and good differentiation of all of the characters with just enough subtle changes in the voices to make the dialog very easy to follow. I liked the flow of the story and the unfolding of the many mysteries hidden within the characters' relationships. The Spanish was not overly complex so for those of us who do not have Spanish as our native language, the story was easy to follow. I highly recommend El Ultimo Cliente.
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