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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 stretch only 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.

©2018 David Young (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Best book so far

This is David Young’s best book so far. It’s more than a beautifully crafted novel with a gripping storyline full of unexpected twists and turns. It is in reality a thriller not just a detective story. Bit by bit, chapter by chapter, David Young carefully peels away the layers of deceit, fear and naivety that underpinned the former Soviet satellite state of East Germany. The audible version is beautifully read and presented. Surely an excellent candidate for a film or tv series?

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Strains belief

Too many ridiculous coincidences and twists in the plot made this book very unsatisfactory. Really didn't enjoy it. Stuck with it to the end but was left disappointed and frustrated.