I liked Charlie's ideas and suggestions while working and the end of the book was quite exciting but it's still a 2.5 star book. There were too many inner monologues and not enough tension. They were chasing a serial killer, racing against the clock, but I was bored. I also didn't enjoy the love story. Charlie had to choose between two men and her choice made me sick. It just went against everything I knew about the woman.
It took me less than 24 hours to read this beast (496 pages). At first I had difficulties because of all these characters. It seemed like a very bad info dump but then I found from goodreads that this was actually the 4th book in the series. No wonder I couldn't understand how all these detectives were connected to each other. Fortunately only two were main characters and the slices from there private life were interesting. But I'm still upset that they started publishing the series from somewhere in the middle.
The case was interesting. A man returns to his home village after spending 10 years in prison for murders. The villagers are angry and try to force him to leave. They start with insulting graffiti and go on with threats and physical violence. After somebody attacks the man's mother two detectives start investigating and soon realize that the story is a lot more complicated. The village is full with dark secrets and people lie and lie and lie.
I enjoyed all the twists and turns and couldn't put the book down. Great mystery. 4.5 stars
Cover of the Estonian edition