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Ich her father was the lead 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. 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 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 to locate She comes to believe that her father a retired policeman took a bribe to lose the files Compromising herself in 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 like a Scandi noir Amsterdam is in the grip of a freezing cold winter which serves as a perfect backdrop to the story I loved the location 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 longer harbours suicidal tendencies she wants to live and she has reasons to live I found myself engrossed with the novel and can recommend it to others The author has created a well crafted and atmospheric story that draws you in I received an ebook copy from the publisher via netgalley for an honest review

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A Cold Death in Amsterdam Lotte Meerman #1

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 will lose her job the one thing in life she still takes pride in. 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 have left her in pieces She let 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 leads had long since gone dead Amsterdam police had reuested the passing 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 two 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 largely 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 terms it is uite brilliant in its descriptions of both cities Lotte lives 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 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 family life 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 lives and works in London I am in awe

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Set in Amsterdam the novel introduces Lotte Meerman a Cold Case detective still recovering from the emotional devastation of her previous investigation A tip off leads Lotte to an unresolved ten year old murder case in wh. It 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 It looks 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 little less obvious but I liked it enough to try the next one in the series

10 thoughts on “A Cold Death in Amsterdam Lotte Meerman #1

  1. says:

    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 compromis

  2. says:

    It'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

  3. says:

    It is a cold bleak beginning to the New Year in Amsterdam when we are introduced to Detective Lotte Meerman Despit

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    A eurocentric thriller which centres on financial fraud and murder On being interviewed a young man arrested for holding up a servic

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    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 kill

  6. says:

    Really enjoyed this one Review to come

  7. says:

    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 like it could have taken place anywhere at all and isn't very pacy nor sus

  8. says:

    Thriller set in AMSTERDAM and ALKMAARThis is the first book in a series featuring Amsterdam detective Lotte Meerman Lotte is a severely damaged

  9. says:

    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 her lead character Lotte Meerman who narrates the story from her pov Th

  10. says:

    My first reaction when I started listening to this book was Oh boy do we really need another story about a damage