Book Review: The Killing Forest by Sara Blaedel

Cover Image The Killing ForestAuthor: Sara Blaedel

Series: Louise Rick series

Mass Market Paperback:352 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (August 29, 2017)



Buy it here: Amazon

Source: Local Library


Sara Blaedel, author of the #1 international bestseller The Forgotten Girls–which was roundly praised as “gripping” with “uncompromising realism” (Washington Post) and “tautly suspenseful” (BookPage)–returns with the thrilling next book in her series featuring police investigator Louise Rick.

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.


My Thoughts

*I would recommend reading The Forgotten Girls before reading The Killing Forest. There are many references to The Forgotten Girls and I think it would be confusing if it wasn’t read first.

I enjoyed this book as I have others from this author! In this case, there wasn’t much of a puzzle to put together by the reader. The reader learns fairly early who commits the crime. Yet, I found myself drawn to the story as I enjoyed the characters and wanted to see how they would handle the situations.

I have reviewed The Forgotten Girls & Call Me Princess by Sara Blaedel. You can find those reviews here:

The Forgotten Girls

Call Me Princess


“This is hell. No one gets out” Sara Blaedel, The Killing Forest




About the Author

Image of the author, Sara BlaedelSara Blaedel is the author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in thirty-seven countries. In 2014 Sara was voted Denmark’s most popular novelist for the fourth time. She is also a recipient of the Golden Laurel, Denmark’s most prestigious literary award. She lives in New York City.

The daughter of renowned Danish journalist Leif Blaedel and Annegrethe Nissen, an actress whose career include roles in theater, radio, TV and movies, Sara was surrounded by a constant flow of professional writers and performers visiting the Blaedel home. Despite a struggle with dyslexia, books gave Sara a world in which to escape when her introverted nature demanded shelter from the cacophony of life.

The Daughter, by Sara Blaedel, goes on sale on August 28!





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