Stasi Wolf by David Young #BookReview
Stasi Wolf is a comeback of Karin Müller from the hands of David Young. Recently I had read Stasi Child, which I loved! So I had some high hopes for the next adventures of Detective Müller, which were definitely met. Have to admit I did not expect it to get my attention this much, but I finished it in one sitting, all 400 pages. Amazing!
The same style and same Karin Müller view over East Germany life as a CID. I had to admit I was excited to see how her life would go on after Stasi Child. Of course, that nothing changes under the
Golden Communist sun. Loved the addition of the map at the beginning, I just love books that have some visual representation of the places where we’ll go.
“Giant, modernistic street lamps as high as blocks of flats were already casting an orange glow through the dusk over the road. […] The socialist city of the future. Its right-angled shapes, silhouetted in the rosy hue of dusk, like something from a science fiction film. Another world, in outer space.”
So to begin with, we get back into that mindset, that Communist extravaganza, that world that is as much interesting as scary. A chilling prologue gives you a taste of the events to come and how deeply people can be traumatised.
Again we leave the Hauptstadt with Müller on a double investigation. She has to adapt a bit to the new environment and re-assert herself and her position. You gotta love Karin and her way of dealing with everything that gets thrown at her – personal life, work, future plans, past dramas and ghosts that keep coming back. And we get a taste of maybe a new beginning…
I loved that this time we go deeper into her own personal story and get to know her even more. This book is a true page-turner and you just want to see how and where Karin gets with the investigation.
We again have a glimpse of the dark secrets of the mighty Republik and how eager they are to stay hidden. David Young sets the story on a historically accurate time-frame, allowing himself to present it in a way that makes it ever more interesting.
I loved the “realness” of the book and of Karin’s struggles. Definitely, worth a read, I’m sure you’ll like it as much as I did!