Thursday, April 23, 2015

Woman of the Dead

Woman of the Dead
Bernhard Aichner
Published by Hachette New Zealand,  $37.99 RRP

A deliciously dark German thriller about a woman who seeks revenge and gets it. Kill Bill meets Dexter via The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Blum seems to have it all: the perfect husband, police detective Mark, two beautiful little daughters, a thriving undertaker business in the basement of her parents' villa in Innsbruck. But she is hiding a dark secret: eight years earlier, she drowned her adoptive parents while sailing in Turkey.

Back in the present, Mark is killed in what appears to be a hit and run. When Blum is going through his personal effects, she finds tapes of conversations he had with a homeless woman, Dunja, who claims she was abducted then kept in a cellar for five years near an idyllic Austrian resort. Blum takes up Mark's investigation where he'd left off but quickly crosses the line between investigating and avenging...

Don't read this alone at night !! Some very grisly stuff !


Bernhard Aichner was born in 1972 and lives in Innsbruck/Austria, where he works as an author and photographer. Aichner writes novels, audio plays and stage plays and has been awarded several literature prizes and scholarships for his works. 
In order to research Woman of the Dead, Aichner worked for an undertaker for half a year. For more information about Bernard Aichner see his website

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