Lie in the Dark
A quite astonishing first novel which injects the reader into the heart of the darkness which was Sarajevo at the height of the Yugoslav conflict. Reading this book is like being there. If Fesperman had taken me any closer to the action I would be demanding a flak jacket. At the book's core is a police detective, a man who must deal with conflict without never fully understanding it, who must investigate one meaningful murder while those around him are inured to daily slaughter. A humane and moving book, a great crime novel. A great novel period. Ian Rankin
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Review: Lie in the Dark (Vlado Petric Mystery #1)User Review - Doug - Goodreads
The setting is what makes this detective novel stand out: it takes place in Sarajevo in the early 1990s, halfway through the siege of the city during the breakup of Yugoslavia. The city is half ... Read full review
Review: Lie In The Dark (Vlado Petric Mystery #1)User Review - Goodreads
I have to say that this book is a major disappointment to me. It comes with excellent praise from Ian Rankin, classing it as a great crime novel. It tells the story of a homicide detective working in ...