Book Review: Evil Water by: Inger Wolf

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Black Cat Edition

Publish Date: December 15, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: E-book

Order Links:  Amazon

Synopsis: Two women disappear without a trace, and the same autumn a farmer on the outskirts of Århus finds them murdered in suitcases under a heap of stone. The skin of one woman is filled with the letter Y and the other has a rare flower in her hair. Inspector Daniel Trokic is leading the case which goes in several directions: to a tribal population in Africa, religious insanity and a horrifying meeting with leeches. When a third woman disappears, Trokic is under pressure to find out what the killer wants to say with his macabre scenery and rituals.

Review: Two bodies are found by a farmer outside Århus, Denmark crammed into suitcases and hidden under his rock wall/perimeter. When their identities are determined, the police are startled to see how much the women resemble each other. In life, they looked enough alike to be sisters and had the most beautiful chestnut brown hair. Yet they had nothing else in common – not friends, family, work, shopping habits, etc. So how did the killer find these girls and what do they mean to the killer?

‘Evil Water’ is a cleverly twisted story of a serial killer told in multiple viewpoints. This was a very action and plot driven story, rather than character driven. By the end of the story you’ve learned more about the killer than any of the other characters, but I liked that overall. A little leeway must also be given for some of the dialogue and sentence structure as this is an English translation of the original novel. ‘Evil Water is a creepy, very original, and dark tale which will keep you up late!


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