Review: Blue Night by Simone Buchholz @OrendaBooks @ohneKlippo

It is my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Blue Night by Simone Buchholz. The first book in the Chastity Riley series, it is published by Orenda Books and is available now in ebook and from 28th February in paperback. My thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you in just a moment, but first of all let’s take a look at the book blurb.

bnThe Official Book Blurb

After convicting a superior for corruption and shooting off a gangster’s crown jewels, the career of Hamburg’s most hard-bitten state prosecutor, Chastity Riley, has taken a nose dive: she has been transferred to the tedium of witness protection to prevent her making any more trouble.

However, when she is assigned to the case of an anonymous man lying under police guard in hospital – almost every bone in his body broken, a finger cut off, and refusing to speak in anything other than riddles – Chastity’s instinct for the big, exciting case kicks in.

Using all her powers of persuasion, she soon gains her charge’s confidence, and finds herself on the trail to Leipzig, a new ally, and a whole heap of lethal synthetic drugs. When she discovers that a friend and former colleague is trying to bring down Hamburg’s Albanian mafia kingpin single-handedly, it looks like Chas Riley’s dull life on witness protection really has been short-lived…

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