series: Louise Rick #9
by Sara Blaedel
A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing.
Shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window, the woman is dead before she hits the ground. Though murdered in England, it turns out that the woman, Sofie Parker, is a Danish citizen–one who’s been missing for almost two decades–so Louise Rick is called on to the case.
Then the police discover that the woman, Sophie, had been reported missing eighteen years ago by none other than Eik, Louise Rick’s police colleague and lover. Impulsive as ever, Eik rushes to England, and ends up in jail on suspicion of Sofie’s murder. Unsettled by the connection, and sick with worry for Eik, it falls to Louise to find the killer in what will become her most controversial case yet…
This was my first Sara Blaedel book and man was it good, makes me wonder why I’ve waited so long to read her. I know I probably shouldn’t have started with book 9 but I really didn’t feel like I was that lost. Sure some of the relationships took a few more seconds to figure out but really I was fine reading this and I really enjoyed it. Louise is a like-able character and I liked the police procedure drama that unfolded. The ideal of a sharp shooter killing you through your kitchen window really gave me the creeps and has me shutting those curtains at nightfall. I liked how it explored a very taboo topic that is behind Sofie’s murder. There were some big plot twist and turns even for a newbie like me. I called them both but that didn’t bother me. It was interesting to see how the author disclosed them. Even with the big cast of characters I felt each was well developed and I got to learn about them all. I really liked the chemistry between Louise and Eik and really can’t wait to dive into the whole series so see how their relationship unfolds leading up to book 9. If you are like me and haven’t had a chance to read Sara Blaedel’s series Louise Rick than pick a copy of The Lost Woman or start with book 1 Call Me Princess. Really while I do usually recommend reading a series from the start I think this author is such a great writer you could start anywhere in the series and be OK.
Thank you so much Hachette for sending me a copy of The Lost Woman. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.