A Darker State by David Young #BookReview

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The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake. Karin Müller, newly appointed Major of the People’s Police, is called to investigate. But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi. Then, when the son of Müller’s team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead Müller and her young family into real danger. A Darker State indeed. Need I say more? Well, yeah. Couldn’t wait to get my …

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Corpus by Rory Clements #BookReview

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1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland. In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror. Spain has erupted in civil war. In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers. In an exclusive London club, a conspiracy is launched that threatens the very heart of government. When a renowned society couple with fascist leanings is found brutally murdered, a maverick Cambridge professor is drawn into a world of espionage he knows only from history books. …

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Stasi Wolf by David Young #BookReview

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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, …

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Stasi Child by David Young #review

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Stasi Child is an interesting thriller from David Young that starts with a body being found in East Berlin. We get in that world along with Karin Müller, the detective in charge of the investigation. And we soon learn it’s a tough world. Not many questions allow, and even fewer answers, as expected. The rhythm of the book is quite fast paced and nice to follow. We have two sides of the story that eventually meet up to reveal a dangerous story. Karin is a very good detective that wants to find the truth no matter what, and that proves …

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Sebastian Schwarz (Short Story Series #7)

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Sebastian likes his life. He thinks he did well so far. He is one of the lucky ones, then got a job in the field he studied. Loved writing articles since high-school. So it was logical for him to follow the Journalism school. So he did. Amazing years those were. Now everything is more settled. But is that a good thing? Sebastian was never sure if this was really what he wanted. He lived in a beautiful Aachen, close to the German-Belgian-Dutch border. He always loved the mixture of peoples and languages about the city. Sebastian found it inspiring. You …

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Margarethe Vogel (Short Story Series #4)

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She is Margarethe. Herr Vogel was her husband. He is no more. She’s been alone for ten years now. But she is ok with it. She grew accustomed to her life alone after a while. Now, at 66 years of age, she is quite an old lady that has her routine and loves it. Every morning she goes to get her fresh bread from the corner bakery. She always praises the bakers. The second generation now. They are German now. Second generation. The old man came from Turkey years ago, before opening the store. She’s been a loyal customer from …

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Weekend in Berlin · Part 3

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Weekend in Berlin 3.0 Hallo und Willkommen! And for the 3rd and final part of the Berlin Top 10, hoping you enjoyed both part 1 and part 2 of the series, here it goes: Main locations: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, Tiergarten, Holocaust Memorial Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche is a memorial church originally built in the 1890s. Bombed in 1943 the church remains a ”hohle Zahn” (German for the hollow tooth) in the memory of the city. The preserved parts of the building retain a captivating sight. Berlin has the power to amaze you, even with its ruins. Tiergarten is among Germany’s largest urban gardens. Nature in the …

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