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De 92-jarige Holocaust-overlevende David Josua Goldberg wordt in zijn huis gevonden, gedood door een nekschot. Bij de lijkschouwing doet de arts een bijzondere ontdekking: Goldbergs arm draagt de resten van een bloedgroeptatoeage die bij de SS gebruikelijk was. Dan worden er nog twee moorden gepleegd, op de 88-jarige Anita Frings en op Hermann Schneider. Beiden zijn eveneeDe 92-jarige Holocaust-overlevende David Josua Goldberg wordt in zijn huis gevonden, gedood door een nekschot. Bij de lijkschouwing doet de arts een bijzondere ontdekking: Goldbergs arm draagt de resten van een bloedgroeptatoeage die bij de SS gebruikelijk was. Dan worden er nog twee moorden gepleegd, op de 88-jarige Anita Frings en op Hermann Schneider. Beiden zijn eveneens omgebracht door een nekschot. In de kelder van Hermann worden vele nazi-devotionalia aangetroffen. Welk verband bestaat er tussen deze moordzaken? Veel sporen leiden naar de familie van de ondernemersweduwe Vera Kaltensee, terwijl het onderzoek Pia Korchoff en Oliver von Bodenstein ook voert naar Oost-Pruisen, januari 1945....

Title : Diepe wonden
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Number of Pages : 397 Pages
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Diepe wonden Reviews

  • Laura von Eden
    2019-02-21 08:29

    Nachdem ich im letzten Jahr bereits den achten Band der Nele Neuhaus Krimis um Bodenstein und Kirchhoff gelesen habe, wollte ich mir auch die vorhergehenden Bände anschauen. Zufälligerweise entdeckte ich den dritten Teil auf meinem SuB. Ich hätte zwar lieber ganz von vorne angefangen, aber letztlich sind die Krimis ja doch immer abgeschlossene Bände und nur die persönlichen Beziehungen entwickeln sich weiter.Im dritten Teil wird der Holocaust Überlebende Goldberg tot in seinem Haus gefunden. Schnell ist klar, dass es sich hierbei um Mord handelt. Doch bei der Obduktion wird festgestellt, dass der Ermordete Tätowierungen aufweist, die eigentlich mehr nach SS als nach Holocaust Opfer aussehen. Wer war Goldberg wirklich? Hat er vielleicht seine gesamte Identität vorgetäuscht? Kurz danach passieren zwei weitere Morde, die dem ersten sehr ähneln. Was also haben die Opfer gemeinsam? Bodenstein und Kirchhoff wühlen weit in der Vergangenheit der Ermordeten und stoßen auf ein großes Geheimnis…Der Erzählstil von Nele Neuhaus ist wie gewohnt sehr ruhig und wenig temporeich. Die Geschichte wird langsam aufgebaut und wir lernen die Charaktere in Ruhe kennen. In diesem Buch ging dies ein wenig schnell voran als im Band ‚Im Wald‘. Dadurch kam ich den Personen jedoch emotional nicht ganz so nah. Lediglich bei einzelnen Personen war ich letztlich sehr ergriffen über ihr Schicksal.Typisch für einen Kriminalroman begleiten wir vor allem die Ermittler. Ansatzweise kommen wir den Taten des Mörders etwas näher, jedoch haben wir keine Gelegenheit ihn wirklich bei seinen Taten zu begleiten. Ich muss ja sagen, dass ich Thriller immer ein wenig spannender finde, da hier mehr mit den Perspektiven gespielt wird.„Tiefe Wunden“ konnte mich letztlich nicht ganz überzeugen. Wer jedoch gerne Krimis liest, die langsam aufgebaut werden und eine interessante, verstrickte Hintergrundstory hat, der könnte mit diesem Buch glücklich werden.

  • Denise
    2019-02-28 06:57

    4.0 out of 5 stars -- This is an excellent German police procedural, and the third book by Neuhaus that I have read. It is also #3 in the series. Unfortunately, because of the order in which the translations have been released in the USA, and also because the release of the series is incomplete, I actually started with Bad Wolf (#6), then read Snow White Must Die (#4), and just now getting this one. REVERSE ORDER. This is quite confusing going backward in time with regard to the growth of the Kirchhoff-Bodenstein partnership and with character development. In addition, the personal lives of the characters, once known from reading out of order, become less important and somewhat annoying as you knew the decisions and choices they were going to make and the outcome. I always enjoy details about the lead detectives and their lives outside of the current major case.I must credit a friend, Kim M, for the excellent literary detective work she did to identify the titles and order of the series as published in Germany. It's with regret that I realize that I won't likely be able to read them all until translated in whatever order the publisher decrees, and disappointed that I can't read in order as a good series should be read.So, for interested readers, this is the information neededTaunus (Oliver von Bodenstein and Pia Kirchhoff) Series#1 - An Unpopular Woman (pub 2006 as Eine unbeliebte Frau)#2 - Friends Till Death (pub 2007 as Mordsfreunde)#3 - The Ice Queen aka Skin Deep (pub 2009 as Tiefe Wunden)#4 - Snow White Must Die (pub 2010 as Schneewittchen muss sterben)#5 - Those Who Sow (pub 2011 as Wer Wind sät)#6 - Bad Wolf (pub 2012 as Böser Wolf)#7 - The Living & the Dead (pub 2014 as Die Lebenden und die Toten)With that now clear, I must say that each story is a well-developed and complex investigative novel that could probably stand on its own IF you hadn't already read another, and more importantly, read them at least in order of them being written instead of backwards. From the synopsis provided and without giving away spoilers, this one involves a series of gruesome murders that lead back to the Third Reich and SS officers taking on the identity of dead Jews, greed, and incredible family secrets. There are many characters, lots of red herrings, and a solid conclusion. I did enjoy it. Happy reading!Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press and Minotaur Books for the e-book ARC to review.

  • Joe
    2019-03-09 08:51

    This mystery/police procedural starts off with a bang and a very interesting plot; a handful of elderly German aristocrats are being executed with a mysterious number left at each crime scene. Our two heroes, German police detective Pia Kirchoff and her boss, Oliver von Bodenstein, begin investigating and this potentially engaging story – unfortunately – quickly bogs down. First there are too many characters introduced too quickly with too many back stories. There are unnecessary twists, red herrings and unnecessarily cryptic POV narratives – inside characters' heads – that become frustrating. At times it seemed the author was deliberately trying to confuse the reader.The story also becomes clichéd. The main suspects are portrayed very heavy handedly. Our heroes work for not just one, but two opportunistic, political, adversarial bosses. And just when I thought “well at least no wonky cell phones” on page 304 Detective Kirchoff finds herself in a precarious situation with no coverage/reception. This leads to an over the top finale.All unfortunate, I liked the two protagonists and the initial premise of the plot – but this is unnecessarily complicated – think Jo Nesbo on steroids. Sometimes simpler is better.

  • Albert
    2019-03-14 06:40

    The Ice Queen by Nele Neuhaus is a prequel to the series following the exploits of the investigative team of Pia Kircshoff and Oliver von Bodenstein of the German Criminal Police. Though translated into English from its original German, Neuhaus delivers big on pace and prose, never skipping a beat as she builds tension and compounds the mystery around the murders of group of old friends.Jossi Goldberg is a 92 year old Holocaust survivor and American citizen who returned to his native Germany to live out his remaining years. He is found by his maid shot dead, execution style with a five digit number scrawled in his spreading blood. Among his friends he counts a very prominent German family with powerful ties to the Jewish community. When another friend of the family ends up dead, another man in his later years, with the same five digit number written in his blood; the Chief Investigator Oliver von Bodenstein and his second, Pia Kircshoff realize that someone must be hunting the friends of the prominent Jewish family. The Kaltensees, whose matriarch is Vera Kaltensee. What is even more disturbing, is during the autopsy, a tatoo is found on the body of Jossi Goldberg. A blood type marker that was once used by Hitler's SS to initiate it's members. The mystery deepens. How could a Jewish Holocaust survivor bare the blood type marker of a member of Hitler's SS? Von Bodenstein and Kircshoff must navigate the past of their country, it's darkest period, and the politics of the current Government that would keep this past as buried as possible. Then the secrets of a prominent family and it's associates. If Jossi Goldberg was not Jewish? Then who was he? And who is the other dead man? And even more, who are the Kaltensees? And who is murdering them?Nele Neuhaus is a bestselling author in her native country of Germany and has just recently released some of her mystery crime novels in English. Unfortunately they are not coming out in any particular order. The Ice Queen is a prequel to the novel Snow White Must Die even though Snow White was released first. So this may be confusing for some readers who have already read Snow White. By the way, grab that book it was freakin' awesome.This isn't a problem since the books stand well on their own, it is only the private lives of the Investigators that is out of the timeline. The Ice Queen is ingenious and intricately crafted. The concept of a vengeance seeking serial killer tearing open the secrets and past of a prominent and powerful industrial family is as frightening in any country. The victims, all over the age of eighty, brutally murdered are hard to feel sorry for as their secrets and past are laid bare. Soon you begin to realize that the true mystery of the Ice Queen is not in the murders but in the past that they conceal. I cannot say too much more without giving too much of the novel away and I don't want to do that. Alot of the novel also centers around the characters and their lives. Neuhaus has developed these characters so well. You will be as much a part of their lives as they go through their day to day challenges as you will with the murders and crimes.Nele Neuhaus is not a new author. She is just new to us in the states. Much like Camilla Lackberg. Do yourself a favor. Open your horizon and enjoy these brilliant and awesome authors.A terrific novel!

  • Ray Palen
    2019-03-16 06:39

    The latest novel by the best-selling author of SNOW WHITE MUST DIE, German writer Nele Neuhaus, starts off with a bang and an exciting premise. Regrettably, it gets bogged down along the way with too many characters and plot-lines and the tension abates dramatically in place of soap opera-like events.At the opening of THE ICE QUEEN we are met with an elderly man, recently having moved back to his home country of Germany after decades in the United States, who is soon brutally murdered in his own home. Ninety-two-year-old Jossi Goldberg was a Holocaust survivor. How ironic that he should escape that horror only to meet his end in such terrible fashion.Detectives Pia Kirchoff and her boss, Oliver Bodenstein, are on the case and they uncover some remarkable things at the crime scene. First off, nothing was taken and there is no evidence of forced entry. There is also the series of numbers scrawled in blood on the floor near the body. When additional bodies turn up, all featuring the same gruesome message written in blood, Pia and Oliver realize the murders are all related.What their investigation turns up is something decidedly unexpected. When the son of the first victim arrives with a caravan of lawyers to whisk away his father's body there is suspicion that they are seeking to hide something. Imagine that the victims were not all Holocaust survivors but actually members of the Nazi regime --- possibly even members of the SS?!?!This plot twist is indeed an interesting one and plays into the moral and social conscience of the entire country of Germany still seeking to escape from the atrocities committed during WWII. When it appears that a rich and powerful German socialite may be behind the murders, the so-called Ice Queen of the novel's title, all focus of the investigation shift to her and her family and how they all interconnect with the victims.It is at this point where the novel runs slightly off the rails as so many new characters and plot-lines are introduced you will need a scorecard to keep everything straight. This diminishes the intensity that the opening of the novel promised and was a disappointment. Thankfully, Neuhaus begins to bring it back around in the latter part of the story and is able to throw a few surprises in as well.Overall, a unique plot and interesting idea for a thriller that falls just shy of being a great novel. The interaction between Pia and Oliver is believable and well-drawn and this is enough to keep the reader interested even when the mystery elements get a bit muddled.Reviewed by Ray Palen for New Mystery Reader

  •  Olivermagnus
    2019-03-18 12:30

    The Ice Queen is the third mystery novel by Nele Neuhaus featuring detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver Bodenstein. As the book opens, an old Jewish man and holocaust survivor, has been found murdered execution style with the number “11645” written in the victim’s blood. During his autopsy they discover that his body has a tattoo marking him as a member of the Nazis SS. Shortly after the first murder, two more elderly people are killed in a similar way. As Pia Kirchoff and Oliver von Bodenstein of the Kripo hunt for the perpetrator of this crime, as well as the true identity of the victim, clues that suggest that each of these victims is not actually a survivor but a perpetrator of Nazi war crimes. The only other connection is their lifelong friendship with Vera Kaltensee, the head of a rich and well-respected local family. The Ice Queen has some great twists that will keep readers guessing who the murderer is until the very end. Oliver and Pia make a great team and their camaraderie and friendship give them emotional depth that will intrigue the reader. The author does a great job describing the German setting. I felt like there were too many characters and as a result I found myself confused in some places and had to go back and reread a section. The plot was difficult to follow in some cases but I was interested enough in what was happening to keep reading. I definitely plan on continuing the series.

  • Morana Mazor
    2019-03-02 09:35

    Odličan krimić, čista petica!! Osim Snjeguljica mora umrijeti, od Nele Neuhaus čitala sam još i Prijatelji do groba, ali Duboke rane su mi definitivno najbolje. Odličan način pripovijedanja, izvrstan zaplet i onda VAU rasplet.. Baš sam uživala čitajući, a zaista volim ovaj žanr, pa sve rjeđe naiđem na ovako dobru priču.Radnja se vrti oko obiteljskih tajni i umorstava starijih ljudi za koje se ispostavi da imaju zajedničku prošlost u doba vladavine A. Hitlera. I onda uhodani tim Kirchoff & Bodenstein kreće u istragu.. :)

  • Russia_with_love
    2019-03-15 09:42

    Moje pierwsze spotkanie z kryminałami Nele Neuhaus i od razu wielkie fiasko! Męczyłam się okrutnie. Absurd goni absurd! Niestety, w kryminale bardzo łatwo przeszarżować. Bardzo możliwe, że sięgnę po "Śnieżka musi umrzeć", bo ponoć dobra. Z polecenia, to może rzeczywiście.

  • Martina
    2019-02-24 11:44

    Now I know what you are going to say... "But Martina, why in the world are you torturing yourself like this?". And after the previous experience with a Neuhaus book, you would be totally entitled to ask that. But the answer is simple: I'm an uncontrollable optimist. I hoped that Neuhaus' debut was a fluke, and that she had developed as an author in the interim, so my generosity decided to give her another shot. Yes, I am optimistic like that. So, you all may ask, "Has your optimism been rewarded? Has your gamble paid off?" Partially, mes enfants, partially. While Deep wounds has more strong points than An unloved woman, in retrospect, I still wasn't as overwhelmed as I am after finishing novels by certain other authors. But let's talk about the positives first. The novel has an interesting idea behind it - unfortunate events linked to WW2 always tend to have an allure about them, as horrible that may sound. The mystery - or mysteries - are well-thought about, and I appreciate the effort Neuhaus has put into crafting them. The book is quite fast paced, with bodies coming in thick and fast. It was also nice that the book actually kept me interested in reading and getting to the bottom of the abovementioned mysteries. Another pleasant surprise are the main characters, our detective duo Oliver von Bodenstein and Pia Kirchoff. They are not quite the cardboard cutouts they were in the first book - they were actually permitted to have some personality! Since there is noticeably less telling going on, they felt more believable than they did in the volume I had previously read. The personal lives of the protagonists didn't hog too much screentime, which is an added bonus. (view spoiler)[Although I found the twist in Oliver's family life funny - I didn't expect him to become a father for the third time. (hide spoiler)]Despite all those positives, there still are some things I didn't quite enjoy. Even though there was considerably less telling, that problem was not completely eradicated. It was masked by the plot to a degree; i.e, I, as the fast reader that I am, went through the pages like a hurricane just to get to the resolution, so the telling sequences didn't grate as much. But they were still there. Also, although I liked the story on the whole, some things were just... eh, resemblant of a Mexican soap opera. (view spoiler)[Illegitimate brothers turning out to be biological children, grandmothers turning out to be aunts, that kind of stuff. (hide spoiler)] I was just waiting for a proclamation similar to a "letter" that was floating around ages ago to occur. (view spoiler)[For those who don't know, I'm talking about that "I'm my own grandfather" stunt, link here. For those who don't know Croatian, Ray explains it eloquently in this song. (hide spoiler)] Although I got something even better than that: (view spoiler)[an incestuous, homosexual relationship! That's really the cherry on the cake, and a totally unexpected one, to boot. I can't recall a single book I've read that had a relationship that was both incestuous and homosexual. It's an either-or, I guess. (hide spoiler)]. I didn't mind that development, unexpected or not, but the fact that one has to make a completely new genogram at the end of a book is a bit... weird. All in all, I grant this book 3 stars, because of the obvious improvement over the previous book and the fact that it's an overall decent read.

  • Paromjit
    2019-03-23 08:42

    This is the third translated novel from this writer which I have read. It is complex and intricately plotted. It begins with the murder of an elderly jewish man known as David Goldberg. Just as the case is shut after political interference, Pia and Oliver learn from an autopsy that the man was a Nazi and member of the SS. So begins an investigation that leads to the second world war and Germany’s dark past of Nazism. Two other elderly victims, with nazi history, are killed in a similar way. The Kaltensee family loom large with connections to the deaths. Other bodies turn up and have connections to the case. Thomas Ritter’s attempts to write a biography of Vera Kaltensee arouse ruthless forces that will stop at nothing to prevent this. Hardly anyone is who they seem as the investigation progresses and both Pia and Oliver face danger as they endeavour to get to a witness who holds the key to the truth. In the finale it becomes clear exactly who is the ice queen and just how brutal and ruthless she is. With a gripping, suspense driven narrative, this book is a compelling read.

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-20 08:47

    A pretty good story which is unfortunately rendered almost unreadable by an inept translation into American (I think!) English. Almost always a bad idea to attempt to translate slang, but with a skilled translator and a solid plot rationale (i.e. place/time) for doing so, it can work - unfortunately neither exist here. For example, in one scene we have an youngish middle aged, very upper class German guy, who's lived in Germany all his life, referring to going to jail as being in "the joint". No one talks like this in American English anymore, so at first I thought OK, just a guy being ironic here. But apparently not, as this clumsy dissonance and outdated, awkward phrasing continues throughout the book. It doesn't make any sense. Are the characters supposed to sound American? If so, why? They're NOT American, they're German, in Germany, so it only succeeds in ruining the sense of place, and makes the characters unbelievable and annoying at the same time, which eventually makes for such painful reading that I just gave up.

  • Ken Fredette
    2019-02-27 09:43

    I liked the way that Nele Neuhaus had all the people do the obvious. Brodenstein make love to a woman not his wife when unknowing he was given the drug Ecstasy. Pia having her friend fall in love with her ex-husband. These were really side stories to the main case. It was a who-done-it from the word go.

  • alice Tileston
    2019-03-11 10:30

    I couldn't stay focused on the story. not sure if it was because the narrator voice lulled me or if it was the story. maybe I will try trading instead of listening to it next time...

  • Hannie
    2019-03-13 08:44

    Een interessant boek. Vanaf het begin sprak het verhaal mij al aan. Wat ook wel komt door het onderwerp. Toch heb ik vrij lang over het boek gedaan. Het verhaal leest niet heel vlot. Er komen veel personages voor in het boek en daar tussen lopen ook allerlei lijntjes. Soms had ik moeite om bepaalde personen te plaatsen. Gaandeweg werd dat trouwens wel beter. Zo halverwege het boek zakte het verhaal wat in. Het team van rechercheurs zat toen ook vast in het onderzoek. Tegen het einde werd het spannender en kwam er meer vaart in het verhaal. De laatste twee hoofdstukken heb ik dan ook vrij snel uitgelezen. Het verhaal zit goed in elkaar en dat is dan ook de reden waarom ik het vier sterren heb gegeven.

  • Kerstin Stutzke
    2019-03-17 11:53

    Im Mai 2007 wird der 92-jährige David Josua Goldberg ermordet, ja förmlich hingerichtet. Er starb durch einen Genickschuss. Die Ermittler Oliver von Bodenstein und Pia Kirchhoff stehen vor einem Rätsel, denn augenscheinlich hatte der alte Mann keine Feinde, ja eher im Gegenteil, er war ein geachtetes Mitglied der Gesellschaft, der lange Jahre in den USA gelebt hat und sich erst vor wenigen Jahren entschloss, seinen Lebensabend in seiner Heimat zu verbringen. Bei der Obduktion stellt sich jedoch Unglaubliches heraus: David Goldberg hatte eine Blutgruppentätowierung, wie sie fast alle Angehörige der SS hatten. Wer war der Mann wirklich?Kurz darauf verschwindet eine alte Frau aus einem Seniorendomizil. Ihre Leiche wird kurz darauf gefunden, auch sie wurde durch einen Kopfschuss getötet. Dann geschieht ein dritter Mord. Auf den ersten Blick haben die Opfer nichts gemeinsam, außer, dass sie alle schon sehr alt waren. Auch wenn die Ermittler noch nicht wissen, was hinter der Mordserie steckt, doch sie wissen, dass alles auf einen Tag im Januar 1945 zurückzuführen ist, denn eine Zahl, die der Täter an allen Tatorten zurückgelassen hat, lässt darauf schließen.Die Frage ist nur, wer hatte ein Motiv, ausgerechnet zu diesem Zeitpunkt, zu dem die Opfer jederzeit eines natürlichen Todes hätten sterben können, diese jetzt zu töten und dann auch noch durch Genickschüsse? Welches Geheimnis verband die drei Opfer und wer ist noch involviert? Dann überschlagen sich die Ereignisse ...3. Band der Bodenstein/Kirchhoff-Reihe! Der Plot wurde realistisch und tiefgründig erarbeitet. Besonders gut hat mir gefallen, wie die Autorin es schaffte, eine Brücke bis in das Jahr 1945 zu schlagen und dort das eigentliche Motiv für diese Mordserie, die erst im Jahr 2007 zur Erfüllung kommt, anzusiedeln. Die Figuren wurden facettenreich und authentisch erarbeitet. Nach wie vor bin ich kein Fan von Oliver von Bodenstein, der mir immer noch zu glatt ist. Pia hingegen hat mich in diesem Band wieder in Entzücken versetzt, denn gerade hier habe ich gemerkt, mit wie viel Herzblut sie hinter das Geheimnis um diesen Januartag im Jahr 1945 kommen will. Den Schreibstil empfand ich als sehr fesselnd erarbeitet, sodass ich zwischendrin schon einige Nöte hatte, mich auch nur kurzfristig von dem Buch zu lösen. Auf die Nachfolgebände bin ich auf jeden Fall schon sehr gespannt.

  • Lorraine Baker
    2019-03-07 04:40

    The body of 92-year-old Jossi Goldberg, Holocaust survivor and American citizen, is found shot to death execution style in his house near Frankfurt. A five-digit number is scrawled in blood at the murder scene. The autopsy reveals an old and unsuccessfully covered tattoo on the corpse's arm—a blood type marker once used by Hitler's SS. Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver Bodenstein are faced with a riddle. Was the old man not Jewish after all? Who was he, really? Two more, similar murders happen—one of a wheelchair-bound old lady in a nursing home, and one of a man with a cellar filled with Nazi paraphernalia—and slowly the connections between the victims becomes evident: All of them were lifelong friends with Vera von Kaltensee, baroness, well-respected philanthropist, and head of an old, rich family that she rules with an iron fist. Pia and Oliver follow the trail, which leads them all the way back to the end of World War II and the area of Poland that then belonged to East Prussia. No one is who they claim to be, and things only begin to make sense when the two investigators realize what the bloody number stands for, and uncover an old diary and an eyewitness who is finally willing to come forward. This book is amazing - read it over night as it was so gripping - phenomenal.

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2019-03-04 08:46

    I listed this as a thriller but that sort of hedges the category. This is the third book I've read in this series. While I like them in general they have some facets I'm not fond of. For one thing the book is so full of personal angst and emotion. Do any of you remember the first seasons of the TV show Law and Order? When it started it was a police procedural. A crime is committed and we followed the events from investigation to arrest to trial. (Later the show became nothing more than a political platform and it died). I liked the original series. So here I'd like to have followed the "mystery" without all the heart ache and angst.Also the story here is a very convoluted one and spins out into many different threads. By the time we get to the denouement you realize that you were never given enough information to actually come up with the complete answer (though you probably got the bones).I think the book was about a third too long for the story it was telling...that is unless you came to it for the continuing soap opera that is the story of our police personal. Then you'll enjoy the parts that bored me. To each I guess. Enjoy.

  • Lightblue
    2019-03-24 09:49

    Terzo episodio della coppia investigativa Bodenstein & Kirchhoff (e lo ripeto, perchè il secondo è solo in lingua tedesca?? Mi sono persa dei pezzi nella storia accidenti!) e ci troviamo di fronte ad un thriller corposo, ricco di personaggi e davvero coinvolgente, nuovamente ambientato in una atmosfera cupa e nordica, invernale direi. Ecco, se dovessi trovare un limite direi che è sempre complicato ingranare inizialmente tra i vari personaggi della Neuhaus, soprattutto per chi non mastica il tedesco.Per il resto però, la storia, che mette le sue radici nella Prussia della II Guerra Mondiale fino ad arrivare ai giorni nostri, ti prende pagina dopo pagina, fino alla tanto agognata ricerca del colpevole. Assolutamente consigliato!Dicono che il prossimo della serie (Biancaneve deve morire) è il migliore, non vedo l'ora!!

  • Sonia De la rosa
    2019-03-19 05:48

    Es el tercer libro que leo de este autor, todos me han gustado pero quizás este es el que más me ha gustado y eso es por la historia de misterio... tres ancianos asesinados con un tiro en la nuca, estos asesinatos tienen algo que ver con algo que sucedió durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.Es un libro con bastantes personajes y la verdad es que al principio temí perderme entre ellos, al principio del libro hay una lista con los personajes y datos sobre ellos... pero al final sin necesidad de echar mano de ella conseguí centrarme e ir conociendo a cada uno.Es una historia con un muy buen ritmo. Como lectora habitual de novela negra tengo que dar la enhorabuena al autor por un trama de intriga tan bien construida... no puedes parar de leer al ver como todas las piezas del puzzle va encajando en su sitio hasta dar con en el asesino.

  • Mariano Hortal
    2019-03-20 08:50

    Inexplicable que haya tardado tanto en leer esta grandiosa novela. Neuhaus me convence porque es capaz de crear subtramas a mansalva, unir un montón de personajes y ensamblarlos al final para crear una novela policíaca excelente; ya comprendo por qué la gente no la lee (favoreciendo “cosas” como La chica del tren), su complejidad a la hora de plantear la trama no es apta para aquellos que quieren leer una novela sin esfuerzo, desafía al lector cosa que otros ni se plantean para conseguir una novela que se lea rápido; una pena, es un esfuerzo que vale muchísimo la pena. Se confirma que es una de las mejores escritoras de novela negra actualmente.

  • Hpnyknits
    2019-03-09 09:57

    Maybe 3.5. This was an audiobook. The narrator was good. There were too many characters and too many side tracks, and too many convenient coincidences, but overall a good mystery.

  • Ingrid
    2019-02-24 07:38

    4,5 sterren. Zit goed in elkaar en blijft spannend.

  • Kirja Vieköön!
    2019-03-06 06:34

    Kelpo ja koukuttavakin dekkari natsismin syövereistä, vallanhimosta, kostosta ja manipuloinnista. Ei järisyttävä, mutta ok lukukokemus.

  • Bianca
    2019-03-10 10:51

    Wederom een prima boek, uitstekend speurwerk naar onverkwikkelijke zaken uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Genoten en ik ga kijken of deel vier in de bibliotheek staat.

  • Joop Liefaard
    2019-03-08 10:41

    In zijn huis in Frankfurt wordt de oude jood en overlever van de vernietigingskampen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog David Goldberg vermoord. Op de spiegel in de hal van zijn appartement heeft de moordenaar het getal 16145 geschreven. Tijdens de lijkschouwing ontdekt de arts dat er op de binnenkant van zijn bovenarm een tatoeage is aangebracht die er op duidt dat Goldberg lid van de SS was. Korte tijd later worden nog twee hoogbejaarde mensen vermoord. Hermann Schneider en Anita Frings. Hoofdinspecteur Oliver von Bodenstein en inspecteur Pia Kirchhoff hebben de leiding over het onderzoek en ontdekken bij beide slachtoffer eveneens het getal 16145 en in de kelder van Hermann Schneider ook nog eens een groot aantal memorabilia en filmfragmenten uit de nazitijd. Zijn deze drie slachtoffers met elkaar verbonden en op welke manier? En wat heeft de steenrijke Vera Kaltensee, een grande dame van de Frankfurter high society, met hen te maken? Diepe wonden is het derde boek uit een serie waarin Oliver von Bodenstein en Pia Kirchhof de protagonisten zijn. Met het vierde boek uit de serie, Sneeuwwitje moet sterven, brak Nele Neuhaus in Nederland door en dat boek blijkt geen eendagsvlieg te zijn. Diepe wonden is een heerlijk en verfrissend boek om te lezen. Het onderwerp is beladen (het naziverleden van Duitsland en de holocaust) maar is bij Nele Neuhaus in goede handen. De gruwelijke gebeurtenissen aan het einde van de tweede wereldoorlog, waaraan in dit boek wordt gerefereerd worden zonder enige vooringenomenheid beschreven. In het verhaal komen veel personages voor maar de beschrijvingen zijn helder en goed herkenbaar zodat dit grote aantal nauwelijks tot verwarring leidt. Het verhaal zit goed in elkaar en kent de nodige spannende momenten, vooral aan het einde als het zelfs wat kenmerken van een goed geslaagde avonturenroman meekrijgt. De ontknoping is verrassend en nagenoeg onvoorspelbaar. Er gebeurt veel in het boek maar toch zijn er aan het einde geen losse eindjes. De discipline die daarvoor zorgt is bij andere schrijvers soms een beetje zoek, het maakt echter wel het onderscheid tussen goede schrijvers en de wat mindere.Nele Neuhaus heeft met Diepe wonden een uitstekende misdaadroman geschreven, een verhaal dat staat als huis met overtuigende personages en de nodige actie en plotwendingen. Een goed en overtuigend geschreven boek. Sneeuwwitje moet sterven ligt al op mijn nog te lezen stapel.

  • Elaine Tomasso
    2019-03-01 05:50

    Ice Queen is the third of Ms Neuhaus's German police procedurals that I have read although it is the first of those translated chronologically. Bodenstein and Kirchhoff, the protagonists, are called to the murder of an elderly, philanthropic German American Jew, David Goldberg, who has been shot in his home. Due to the victim's connections and the potential political ramifications the case is quickly transferred to the National Police, but not before the autopsy uncovers the fact that David Goldberg was not, in fact Jewish but a member of the SS. Then his friends start getting killed. This is the start of a very convoluted plot with its roots in the Second World War.I thoroughly enjoyed Ice Queen and found it hard to put down. Initially it is a bit annoying as it skips viewpoints from the police to one suspect after another and all have done something they view as bad but we are not told what. I found it difficult to focus at this stage but soon got involved as more information became available and these suspects slotted into place in the narrative. The novel is a bit of a slow burner as information is scarce And the police spend most of the time baffled and coming up with wild theories to fit the few facts they have.I like Bodenstein and Kirchhoff as protagonists, they have happy home lives and no obvious hang ups and it makes a pleasant change. They deal with everything thrown at them in a fairly unflappable way, including the ever present police politics, manage to do most of their investigating by the book and still get results. Is this a first in modern crime fiction?There is one very glaring Americanism in Ice Queen which I can't explain without a spoiler but it would be interesting to know if Ms Neuhaus intends this or if it is a translation issue. Whatever, it made me knock a star off my review of an otherwise absorbing read.

  • Inga
    2019-02-21 12:31

    Nele Neuhaus hat sich für ihren dritten Roman Tiefe Wunden eine Mordreihe an alten Menschen ausgedacht. Diese verbindet ein gemeinsames Geheimnis, das in der NS-Zeit in Masuren seinen Ursprung hat. Die Ermittlung dieses Aspekts wird flugs einer lang vermissten Freundin von Pia Kirchhoff übertragen, die praktischerweise polnisch kann und gleich nach Polen reist, um von dort dann immer mal anzurufen, um den sich schleppend dahinziehenden Fall wieder mit neuen Details ins Laufen zu bringen. Oliver von Bodensteins Baby taucht nur am Anfang kurz auf (vielleicht ist es auch der Hörbuchkürzung zum Opfer gefallen?!), schade, sein Charakter wird in diesem Band nicht weiterentwickelt, Hauptermittlerin ist Pia Kirchhoff.Ansonsten gilt die gleiche Kritik wie in den vorangegangenen Bänden: Zu viele Personen, die zu komplex miteinander in Verbindung stehen. Dabei bleiben die meisten Charaktere flach, weil natürlich entsprechend wenig Zeit auf sie verwendet wird. Der Showdown im polnischen, verfallenen Landschloss wirkt erzwungen, die Hauptperson hat keinen triftigen Grund, sich dort aufzuhalten, außer für den Effekt. Für das heikle Thema, Altnazis, die mit fremden Identitäten unter uns leben, geht mir das alles zu schnell und ist mir zu oberflächlich. Vielleicht auch, weil ich noch unter dem Eindruck von Das Alphabethaus stehe, das weitaus besser recherchiert und konstruiert ist.Sprachlich gingen mir diesmal deutlich die doch sehr platten und verbrauchten sprachlichen Bilder auf die Nerven. "Augen hart wie Glasmurmeln"? Muss das? Wird das noch besser?

  • Prince
    2019-03-11 10:58

    The Plot:Daniel Goldberg, a Retired Jewish philanthropist in his eighties, is murdered in his home, execution style. The police make a shocking discovery during his autopsy. Days later, two more elderly Germans are killed, leading detectives Pia Kirchoff and Oliver von Bodenstein on a thrilling chase that takes them to secrets buried in the mists of the Second World War.My Review:This novel, while released after Snow White Must Die and Big Bad Wolf, chronologically occurs before both of them - for some reason, international translations are always out of order. As a result, we witness the beginnings of Pia and Oliver's working relationship, and their personal lives of which we already the futures of. The K-11 investigative team is mostly populated with the same characters in the other books.Coming to the mystery, this is again a convoluted slow-burning mystery in the vein of Snow White Must Die, centered around the wealthy Kaltenesse family whose roots go all the way to the Third Reich. Their myriad of acquaintances and relations, each with his own mysterious and sometimes petty agenda, drive most of the plot. At times the sheer number of characters bogs down the central plot, but stick with it and Neuhaus neatly wraps all threads by the end. Steven T. Murray's translation as usual is excellent.Final Words:Not as good as Snow White Must Die, but way better than Big Bad Wolf. Recommended for fans of police procedurals and thrillers.

  • Patricia Keefe
    2019-03-09 08:52

    The Ice Queenby Nele NeuhausDon't open this novel unless you have time to finish reading it! The read is so phenomenal that you won't be able to put it down. Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver Bodenstein are faced with many contradictions as they try to solve the murder of an American and Holocaust survivor who has a 5 digit number tattoed on his arm, the type of tattoo the SS used to show blood type. Was he a Nazi or a surviving Jew?The body of 92-year-old Jossi Goldberg is found shot to death execution style in his house near Frankfurt. A five-digit number is scrawled in blood at the murder scene.Two more, similar murders happen, one of a wheelchair-bound old lady in a nursing home and one of a man with a cellar filled with Nazi paraphernalia. After much searching, the connections between the victims are discovered. All were lifelong friends with Vera von Kaltensee, baroness, well-respected philanthropist, and head of an old, rich family she rules with an iron fist. Pia and Oliver follow the trail all the way back to the end of World War II and the area of Poland that then belonged to East Prussia. No one is who they claim to be, and things only begin to make sense when the two investigators realize what the bloody number stands for. They uncover an old diary and an eyewitness who is finally willing to come forward. In the end, the bones will uncover the truth. Enjoy the journey.

  • Carol Evans
    2019-03-09 08:50

    First off, a minor complaint. Neuhaus’ series is being translated from German, but out of order. So the first I read was Snow White Must Die #4, then Bad Wolf #6, and now The Ice Queen #3. Each is a self-contained mystery, but Pia and Oliver’s personal lives come into play a fair amount and it’s a little odd going back in time to see where their relationships were, knowing how they change over time. It doesn’t bother me too much, but I feel like it would be a stronger series read in order.The story is absorbing, a mystery involving an influential family and secrets that go back to WW2. The blurb gives the basic plotline, but it gives you no idea of how inter-connected theses people’s lives are, how horrible their secrets are. The mystery itself is well-done. There are a lot of suspects and a variety of motives that kept me guessing. I was honestly shocked by who the killer was, even though once the whole things was wrapped up it made complete sense. You can find my whole review at Carol's Notebook.