[E–pub Free] A Cold Death in Amsterdam Lotte Meerman #1
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel lIt s a bit weird to read a book in English that is written by a Dutch writer I have not been able to establish whether it was written in Dutch originally and then translated in English Itooks as if it was written in English from the start But that aside I enjoyed the story The end was a bit predictable and the murderer should have been a Moving Targets (Spider Shepherd: SAS Book 2) littleess obvious but I ROMANCE liked it enough to try the next one in the series Sleeplessness drives Lotte Moermans around in the frosty world of the Netherlands and by chance she ends up at a tank station that is about to get robbed She is a police woman and ends up being shot at and arresting the culprit This opens a new can of worms when the young man is willing to make a deal to sell out his uncle who supposedly killed a personLotte Moerman still reeling for what happened in herast cold case she solved in which she ended up being damaged as she would expect in a case were the child victim had been dead for than 15 yearsShe gets involved in another case the murder of a just released *From Prison Victim He Was *prison victim He was to prison due to embezzlement of a rather arge amount of money Upon release somebody killed him and now the cold case team comes up with a witness which had been around for some time but unknown to the Amsterdam Police This proves to be new road towards the killing It also involves a personal uest for Lotte in which she finally gets some closure on her parents divorce and estrangement of her father who is a retired policemanIt is only after the second killing and her suspension from duty that Lotte discovers the truth about what happened all those years ago with the murder and how her father ended his police career A wonderful first entry and debut by this native Dutch speaker writing in English but keeps the story in the Amsterdam in the Netherlands Which would interest me simply because I am from the Netherlands too While the main character is not uite as sympathetic as on would expect in main character is not uite as sympathetic as on would expect in eading character She is seriously unbalanced during this first book and that is the way you get to Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 learn about her her personal arc is what makes this book interesting and very readableWell worth your time spending with and visit a cold Amsterdam through the eyes of a Dutch writer Janwillem van de Wetering would be glad to read another writer who shows his beloved Amsterdam through the eyes of Policewoman Thriller set in AMSTERDAM and ALKMAARThis is the first book in a series featuring Amsterdam detective Lotte Meerman Lotte is a severely damaged but utterly believable young woman She works for the Cold Case suad of Amsterdam police She has recently solved the 15 year old mystery of the murder of an 8 year old girl But the investigation and her unprofessional personal involvement in the course it haveeft her in pieces She et her private needs and feelings impinge on her police duties She finds it hard to sleepDriving around one night when she can t sleep she witnesses a botched hold up at a filling station She shoots and wounds the perpetrator in self defence As a police officer this is not an issue except that it preys on her mind the perpetrator was young and vulnerableIn the course of interviewing the young man she is given information which may be relevant to the Cold Case enuiry into a 10 year old murder of a recently released
from prison financier Any eads had ong since gone dead Amsterdam police had reuested the prison financier Any eads had Shell Beak Tusk long since gone dead Amsterdam police had reuested the over of various files from Alkmaar police so they could investigate further but these had mysteriously disappeared Lotte is involved on the case and her father Piet Huizen also a policeman had been the investigating Alkmaar detective at the time She for various reasons suspects her father of being part of a cover up and she believes she has found a reason for his behaviour She should of course reveal her potential clash of interests to her superiors but she does not As the net begins to tighten around her omission she has no choice but to try and find the murderer before she is compromisedThere are Set in Amsterdam the novel introduces Lotte Meerman a Cold Case detective still recovering from the emotional devastation of her previous investigation A tip offeads Lotte to an unresolved ten year old murder case in wh. D atmospheric story that draws you in I received an ebook copy from the publisher via netgalley for an honest review DNF at 11% Sorry not for me I was hoping to get some insights into Dutch society and culture as well as enjoy some pacy suspense But this novel feels The Adventurers like it could have taken place anywhere at all and isn t very pacy nor suspenseful It is a pretty run of the mill police procedural with a good heroine but a muchess good plot My first reaction when I started istening to
This Book Was Oh book was Oh do we really need another story about a damaged and traumatised detective with issues but I uite enjoyed it in the end The mystery is not bad but I had worked it out way ahead of Lotte Maybe it would have been better reading it in Dutch as the narrator s pronunciation of most of the Dutch words was a bit ight and variable It is a cold bleak beginning to the New Year in Amsterdam when we are introduced to Detective Lotte Meerman Despite having great success with solving the murder of a young girl who had been missing for many Years And Being Lauded By and being auded by press Lotte fears that her relationship to the father of the missing girl may be uncovered Depressed by both professional and personal problems Lotte goes driving at night and stumbles across the robbery of a petrol station The suspect turns out to be Ben van Ravensberger whose uncle Ferdinand van Ravensberger is both a wealthy media celebrity and according to his nephew a murdererThis accusation eads to the re opening of a an case in which van Ravensberger was involved Joined by Stefanie Dekkers from the Financial Fraud department Lotte is asked to Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay look into the murder of Otto Petersen twelve years ago Petersen was shot the day after being released from prison He was the head of Petersen Capital and Ravensberger was one of his investors However Lotte discovers that amongst the murder and missing money is the involvement of her own father who she has virtuallyost contact with after the bitter divorce of her parentsThis is an involved case which includes financial crimes missing case notes and murder Lotte is a very interesting Charmed Particles lead character who is damaged by her own divorce and personal issues plus both her previous case and the one she is meant to be investigating As she begins toook into the murder of Otto Petersen she becomes concerned that her father might be involved and is unable to keep her personal and work Running with the Kenyans life separate Driven damaged and poignantly vulnerable I really hope that Lotte appears in further books I did find the financial side of the crime aittle dry in places but I Perdido Street Station like the idea of re opening unsolved cases and thought that the story and characters were very realistic Lastly I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review Really enjoyed this one Review to come I am grateful to net galley for an advanced proof copy of this exciting book I was drawn to this writer based on her new detective series set in Amsterdam Holland It was heread character Lotte Meerman who narrates the story from her pov That won me other to this new set of police procedurals We have seen many a wasted male PI or flawed copper but few have been as bad as Lotte It is inconceivable that a woman detective can have so much baggage but Lotte is totally believable She isn t uite on the way down she s at rock bottom barely able to functionI oved all the characters and settings I especially enjoyed the anguage around snow and ice flowersAs a female voice it settings I especially enjoyed the Duty language around snow and ice flowersAs a female voice it also refreshing to hear her own doubts andack of ego I was delighted when she deviated from the story to go off script as it were and reveal far of herself in these stray thoughtsBeautifully constructed plot with thrilling moments and atmospheric set piecesIt acked pace at times and the onger chapters sometimes stalled the stories momentumGreat insights into relationships and what motivates a person Above all good copbad cop rolled into one I sense this author will only get better and I Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep look forward to sharing that journey. Jeopardises her career by hiding evidence Now she has to find the real murderer before her acts are discovered otherwise her father will go to jail and she willose her job the one thing in ife she still takes pride in. ,
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Wo key suspects the two partners of the murdered financier Both have much to gain from his disappearance one was in fact having an affair with his wife whom he subseuently married But the investigation 10 years previously has not been able to tie either of them to the murder argely because of the missing filesThe book moves through Amsterdam and Alkmaar to a chilling conclusion Chilling as in frightening and chilling as in cold The book is set in the depths of winter with
snow on the ground and temperatures down to 10C In TripFiction termson the ground and temperatures down to 10C In TripFiction terms is uite brilliant in its descriptions of both cities Lotte ives by a canal in central Amsterdam you feel you are there as the snow falls and the temperature drops and the ice begins to formA Cold Death in Amsterdam is a really good and well worked thriller but it is also a Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart lot Anja de Jager is an expert in describing the family relationships that tie Lotte both to her divorced mother and to her father whom she had not seen for years until the investigation re opens Lotte is not a happy bunny either in her personal familyife or in her work She struggles to find the will to stay alive and nearly fails As I said at the beginning she is damaged but believable and also someone with whom we can empathiseA Cold Death in Amsterdam is a book that sticks in the mind and to which you return It is beautifully written It is not though translated Anja although a native Dutch speaker Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle lives and works in London I am in awe Lotte Meerman mystery 1 It s a cold snowy Amsterdam Winter and cold case detective is a media sensation with her capturing of a child killer from over 15 years ago The problem is no one knows that she may have completely compromised herself during the investigation and she s struggling with guilt insomnia stress and Heading toward middle age divorced and estranged from her father the job the police job is all she s got She is now on her next cold case but sheooks Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms likely to be in a compromising position again when unbeknown to everyone else the ex cop person of interest is her fatherA cleverly constructed case and cast makes this a pretty compelling mystery that had me reading this exclusively which is rare for me Anja de Jager captures a very originalead character in Lotte who is not so much an unreliable narrator but an unreliable person who essentially traumatised from her previous cold case continues jumping from moment to moment without really thinking things through I think I need me some Lotte Meerman 7 out of 12 A eurocentric thriller which centres on financial fraud and murder On being interviewed a young man arrested for holding up a service station implicates his uncle whom he says has killed a man in the past As a result Amsterdam police reopen a cold case where a man was shot dead ten years ago in a provincial town Lotte is a fragile guilt ridden detective struggling to find reasons to The Power of the Internet in China live She is haunted by her previous cold case which involved the murder of a young childThere are missing files from the investigation that Lotte is trying toocate She comes to believe that her father a retired policeman took a *Bribe To Lose The Files Compromising Herself *to ose the files Compromising herself her efforts to protect her father she sets off to find who committed the murder Lotte finds herself suspended as she gots closer to the murderer The past and present collide as an another murder takes place Most of Lotte s assumptions are overturned before she can find herself close to the killer Lotte does finally nail the culprit but not without considerable cost to herself The book feels ike a Scandi noir Amsterdam is in the grip of a freezing cold winter which serves as a perfect backdrop to the story I oved the ocation having visited the place many times so found it both a comfort and a thrill to be in Amsterdam again By the end Lotte finds that she no Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens longer harbours suicidal tendencies she wants toive and she has reasons to The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) live I found myself engrossed with the novel and can recommend it to others The author has created a well crafted an. Ich her father was theead detective When she discovers irregularities surrounding the original investigation that make him a suspect she decides to cover for him She doesn't tell her boss about the family connection and.