Snow White Must Die
by Nele Neuhaus is a tremendous new contemporary mystery series and
huge international bestseller—with more than 3.5 million copies in
On a rainy November day
police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned
to a mysterious traffic accident: A woman has fallen from a pedestrian
bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman
may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small
village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer.
On a September evening eleven
years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village
without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial
evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer’s son, was
sentenced to ten years in prison. Bodenstein and Kirchhoff discover that
Tobias, after serving his sentence, has now returned to his home
town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return?
In the village, Pia and Oliver
encounter a wall of silence. When another young girl disappears, the
events of the past seem to be repeating themselves in a disastrous
manner. The investigation turns into a race against time, because for
the villagers it is soon clear who the perpetrator is—and this time they
are determined to take matters into their own hands.
An atmospheric, character-driven
and suspenseful mystery set in a small town that could be anywhere,
dealing with issues of gossip, power, and keeping up appearances.