Synopses & Reviews
Linda Conrads the narrator of German author Raabe’s suspenseful if flawed first novel hasn’t left her home near Munich in the 11 years since the stabbing murder of her sister Anna. She actually caught a glimpse of a man leaving the crime scene and when she sees journalist Victor Lenzen on TV she’s certain that he’s the man who killed Anna. Linda who’s a celebrity author begins to plan a trap that involves a new novel based on the murder. Interviews with her are in high demand so she arranges for Victor to interview her but as Linda and Victor engage in cat and mouse exchanges she often second guesses herself. Victor seems to be exactly who he claims to be: a successful journalist who’s certainly no killer. Excerpts from Linda’s novel give insight into the events leading up to the crime. The tension rises but the final revelation is a letdown that diminishes the otherwise taut storytelling. Agent: David Forrer Inkwell Management. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."