The Lost Woman: A Louise Rick novel by Sara Blaedel opens with a wife and mother cooking in the kitchen. Her husband and teenage daughter join her when suddenly a shot breaks through a kitchen window and kills the woman, Sofie Parker, instantly. The murder takes place in England but it turns out the murdered woman was a Dutch citizen who disappeared eighteen years earlier.
Search Department investigator Louise Rick gets tasked with unraveling where the deceased has been all these years and who murdered her. However, fairly soon a complication arises that rocks Rick. Her live in boyfriend and partner Eik knew the victim and had reported her missing all those years ago. He suddenly disappears at the start of the investigation and soon Rick finds herself torn between two investigations. Unraveling who killed the missing woman and stopping Eik from doing something he will regret.
I have read other Sara Blaedel novel’s featuring Louise Rik and each one has taken a tough issue. In this her latest book its assisted suicide something that is illegal in Danish society.
I found this book very engaging and hard to put down more so than the earlier books I have read to this point. If you have not read this series before it is okay to read the books out-of-order. Blaedel provides most of the details one needs to know each of her key characters to make it possible for a reader to jump right in to the series.
The Lost Woman: A Louise Rick Novel by Sara Blaedel
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