Todeskälte: Roman by Jassy Mackenzie

Todeskälte: Roman

byJassy Mackenzie, Sabine Schilasky

Kobo ebook | November 20, 2009 | German

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Mein Wille geschehe – dein Tod komme

Ein kalter Winterabend. Ein einsames Haus am Stadtrand. Ein brutaler Mord an einer jungen Frau. Nur ein weiteres sinnloses Verbrechen in Johannesburg? Nicht für Privatdetektivin Jade de Jong, die einen ähnlichen Fall aufdeckt: auch hier wurde eine junge Frau direkt vor ihrem Haus kaltblütig erschossen. Sie überzeugt David Patel, ihren Kollegen bei der Polizei, auf der richtigen Spur zu sein – und begibt sich lebensgefährlich nah in den Fokus des Täters …

Johannesburg bei Nacht ist gefährlich. Das weiß auch Annette Botha, die in der Dunkelheit vor ihrem Grundstück ein fremdes Auto erkennt. Doch auch ihre Hunde hinter dem Tor können das Schlimmste nicht verhindern: Wenige Augenblicke später wird sie aus nächster Nähe erschossen. Als Jade de Jong und David Patel, ihr Kollege bei der Polizei, die Ermittlungen aufnehmen zeigt sich, dass Annette Botha einen Privatdetektiv engagiert hatte. Ließ sie ihren eigenen Mörder beschatten, ohne es zu ahnen? Und gibt es eine Verbindung zu einem ähnlichen Verbrechen an einer jungen Frau, die ebenso kaltblütig vor ihrem Haus ermordet wurde? Eine atemlose Suche nach Antworten beginnt, die gefährlich weit in Jades eigene dunkle Vergangenheit zurückreicht. Und sie geschieht im Wettlauf mit der Zeit: Der Täter bereitet sein Finale vor, und diesmal gerät Jade ins Visier…

Title:Todeskälte: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 20, 2009Publisher:Diana VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641037050

ISBN - 13:9783641037055

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! About a year ago I stumbled across the Jade de Jong series but it took me until a couple weeks ago to finally get around to reading the first novel in the series a try. I'm always on the look out for great South African authors and I have to say Jassy Mackenzie is a new favourite of mine. Random Violence was a fast past intricate novel with a wonderful female sleuth as the lead character. Jade de Jong returns to her homeland of South Africa after 10 years away working all over the globe. Upon her return she's met with all the changes that have happened in her country including in the lives of the one person she cares about the most. I loved the mystery behind the slue of murders that seem to be occurring as well as the relationship between Jade and David who was once her father's right hand man and her best friend. I really enjoyed seeing the ups and downs as they got used to be around one another again after such a long time apart as well as seeing how much respect they had for one another. I have to say that Jade and David are probably two of my favourite crime solving partners after reading Random Violence. Both are intelligent, witty and savvy and they both have different skills plus the chemistry between them is great. I thought that the fact that the author also took the time to touch briefly on the political background of the country post-apartheid with the referral of David's "old line" boss. I think that it was an important touch especially for the readers who aren't really versed in the history of the country and it plays a rather large part in the novel because of the actions and histories of individual characters mostly those of the bad guys. I was very surprised at how enjoyable Random Violence was as strange as it might sound it was a fun read because Jassy Mackenzie kept me on my toes. There were far more plot twists that I had expected and many of them didn't even become obvious until the the end when everything came together and I was left with my jaw on the floor in shock. Overall, I thought the writing was fantastic. The author used a perfect balance of drama, action, intrigue, deception and plot twists to create a wonderfully well written who dun it novel. In a genre that is still very much male dominated Jassy Mackenzie makes sure that her unique voice is heard and for me her gift in the genre was very well received by me. Everything fit together so well and the way she wove the story in such subtle ways sometimes was amazing and I can't wait to read the second book in the series. As first novels go Jassy Mackenzie's Random Violence is a hit and has earned a place on my favourite's shelf. I would highly recommend Random Violence to everyone who enjoys a mystery set in a foreign country. I think the fact that it is written by a South African writer and takes place in South Africa is a unique offering in the mystery genre and the story is one that you can get wrapped up in and is a great way to expose yourself to a new writer and a new series in a place you may never have had a book take place in before.
Date published: 2013-02-23