Synopsis of Snow White Must Die
On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident.
A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed.
The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer.
On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace.
In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer’s son, was sentenced to ten years in prison.
Bodenstein and Kirchhoff discover that Tobias, after serving his sentence, has now returned to his home town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return?
In the village, Pia and Oliver encounter a wall of silence. When another young girl disappears, the events of the past seem to be repeating themselves in a disastrous manner.
The investigation turns into a race against time, because for the villagers it is soon clear who the perpetrator is—and this time they are determined to take matters into their own hands.
Snow White Must Die is an atmospheric, character-driven and suspenseful mystery set in a small town that could be anywhere, dealing with issues of gossip, power, and keeping up appearances.
Synopsis of Snow White Must Die taken from Amazon
Review of Snow White Must Die
It’s good. A classic plot very well constructed. It perfectly describes the intransigence and cruelty of the inhabitants of a little village who are less than welcoming, to put it mildly, towards a former prisoner who comes back home after serving his sentence.
There’s corruption everywhere, conspiracies to get rid of him and blame him for new crimes committed in the village that are similar to the one he was sentenced for…
I recommend it and I await the second one.