Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review: Outsider in Amsterdam

Outsider in Amsterdam Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwillem van de Wetering
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There's something missing for me in this book. I don't know if it's the translation or the writing, but after I read it, I felt that I enjoyed it, but did not grasp everything. It is not a complicated book, for certain. It's probably just a slow read and I was hoping for something else.

This book is a best seller/classic mystery from 1975. Cops Grijpstra and de Geer are called to a murder scene, that of the leader of an esoteric sect. There's any number of suspects, as he was not a well liked man: his ex-wife, a boarder, the people that worked for him in his sect/society/restaurant.

Maybe because it was written more than 40 years ago, there are some racist and mysoginist comments that would not be acceptable now, and it was difficult for me to place myself in the context of the time.

A good thriller, with a well written plot and interesting characters.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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