What I’m Reading: The Killing Forest

I just finished up the audio book The Killing Forest (Louise Rick series) by Sara Blaedel.


When I read this book, I always had a feeling that I had missed something.  I couldn’t figure out why.  I liked the book but there just seemed like there was something that just wasn’t there…  I almost felt like I should go back and listen to a chapter but then I knew I had been listening. Being this author is Danish and the book was translated, I wondered if this might be why I was having trouble.

As I am writing this review, I now know why.  This book is a sequel.  After doing a little looking into the series, this is book #8.  I personally don’t think the author did the best job to make this book be able to be read as a stand alone.

I am a little frustrated with my on line library for not revealing that this was part of a series.  I’m a little anal about starting a series with the first book.  I always feel like no mater how good the book is, I still want the first book of the series.  I did go check with my on line library and not surprisingly, they don’t have the books that were out before this one.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Following an extended leave, Louise Rick returns to work at the Special Search Agency, an elite unit of the National Police Department. She’s assigned a case involving a fifteen-year-old who vanished a week earlier. When Louise realizes that the missing teenager is the son of a butcher from Hvalsoe, she seizes the opportunity to combine the search for the teen with her personal investigation of her boyfriend’s long-ago death . . .

Louise’s investigation takes her on a journey back through time. She reconnects with figures from her past, including Kim, the principal investigator at the Holbaek Police Department, her former in-laws, fanatic ancient religion believers, and her longtime close friend, journalist Camilla Lind. As she moves through the small town’s cramped network of deadly connections, Louise unearths toxic truths left unspoken and dangerous secrets.”

All in all, I did like the book.  My only criticism is that I wish I had started the series at the beginning.  Amazon readers give the book 4.5 stars.  I’d give it 4.  If the on line library had the other books, I would grab them.  I do think I’ll send in a request to see if they might get the other books.  Has anybody else read the series?

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The Killing Forest

  1. Connie

    Looks like the first novel in her series is not printed in English, Gront stov. You may need to start with #2. I hope you have good luck in finding the rest of the series.

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  2. PattiLynn

    I too like to start with book #1 and read thru a series.

    I’m so happy you’re reviewing books. I enjoy your opinions and recommendations.

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