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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. 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 killed a personLotte Moerman still reeling for what happened in her last cold case she solved in which she ended up being damaged as she would expect in a case were the child victim had been dead for than 15 yearsShe gets involved in another case the murder of a just released from prison victim He was send to prison due to embezzlement of a rather large amount of money Upon release somebody killed him and now the cold case team comes up with a witness which had been around for some time but unknown to the Amsterdam Police This proves to be new road towards the killing It also involves a personal uest for Lotte in which she finally gets some closure on her parents divorce and estrangement of her father who is a retired policemanIt is only after the second killing and her suspension from duty that Lotte discovers the truth about what happened all those years ago with the murder and how her father ended his police career A wonderful first entry and debut by this native Dutch speaker writing in English but keeps the story in the Amsterdam in the Netherlands Which would interest me simply because I am from the Netherlands too While the main character is not uite as sympathetic as on would expect in a leading character She is seriously unbalanced during this first book and that is the way you get to learn about her her personal arc is what makes this book interesting and very readableWell worth your time spending with and visit a cold Amsterdam through the eyes of a Dutch writer Janwillem van de Wetering would be glad to read another writer who shows his beloved Amsterdam through the eyes of Policewoman

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A Cold Death in Amsterdam Lotte Meerman #1

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 is a cold bleak beginning to the New Year in Amsterdam when we are introduced to Detective Lotte Meerman Despite having great success with solving the murder of a young girl who had been missing for many years and being lauded by the press Lotte fears that her relationship to the father of the missing girl may be uncovered Depressed by both professional and personal problems Lotte goes driving at night and stumbles across the robbery of a petrol station The suspect turns out to be Ben van Ravensberger whose uncle Ferdinand van Ravensberger is both a wealthy media celebrity and according to his nephew a murdererThis accusation leads to the re opening of a an case in which van Ravensberger was involved Joined by Stefanie Dekkers from the Financial Fraud department Lotte is asked to look into the murder of Otto Petersen twelve years ago Petersen was shot the day after being released from prison He was the head of Petersen Capital and Ravensberger was one of his investors However Lotte discovers that amongst the murder and missing money is the involvement of her own father who she has virtually lost contact with after the bitter divorce of her parentsThis is an involved case which includes financial crimes missing case notes and murder Lotte is a very interesting lead character who is damaged by her own divorce and personal issues plus both her previous case and the one she is meant to be investigating As she begins to look into the murder of Otto Petersen she becomes concerned that her father might be involved and is unable to keep her personal and work life separate Driven damaged and poignantly vulnerable I really hope that Lotte appears in further books I did find the financial side of the crime a little dry in places but I like the idea of re opening unsolved cases and thought that the story and characters were very realistic Lastly I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review

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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. 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 suspenseful It is a pretty run of the mill police procedural with a good heroine but a much less good plot The Book of Beginnings 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. 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 suspenseful It is a pretty The Homelanders (The Homelanders, run of the mill police procedural with a good heroine but a much less good plot


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 compromised herself during the investigation and she's struggling with guilt insomnia stress and Heading toward

  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 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

  3. says:

    It is a cold bleak beginning to the New Year in Amsterdam when we are introduced to Detective Lotte Meerman Despite having great success with solving the murder of a young girl who had been missing for many years – and b

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    Sleeplessness drives Lotte Moermans around in the frosty world of the Netherlands and by chance she ends up at a tank stati

  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

  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 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

  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 det

  10. says:

    My first reaction when I started listening to this book was Oh boy do we really need another story about a damaged and traumatised detective with issues but I uite enjoyed it in the end The mystery is not bad but I had worked it out way ahead of Lotte Maybe it would have been better reading it in Dutch as the narrator's pronunciati

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