This book has been on my shelves for severalk years and all that time I managed to circumvent this book when I looked for my next read. Now the time had arrived that I no longer could bypass this book.
Deon Meyer is a thriller writer and not just any thriller writer. The book is set in South Africa, the main character is the police man Mat Joubert. He tries to come to terms with the violent death of his wife, who also worked at the police force. Joubert is confronted with a series of murders in a short vspan of time. Is there a connection between these murders? But if so, what is this connection? Painstakingly murder after murder is examined. Right through this all the personal situation of Joubert plays its own role. Connections between murders are found, but discarded again. And slowly but surely Joubert will see the light.
The ending of the book is a suprise, in the same league with John le Carré and Frederick Forsyth. It is a well written book, that deserves to be read for a second time to better understand nwhat takes place at the final pages of the book.
Deon Meyer – Feniks – 1996