My book review of “The Accomplice” written by Max Rippe
Title: The Accomplice [EN] / De Handlanger [NL]
Author: Max Rippe
Genre: Crime / Detective / Thriller
NUR: 330 – Thrillers general
Publisher: Het Schrijversportaal
Year 1st edition & read edition: 2016
Year read: 2016
Original title & language: De Handlanger [NL]
Read language: Dutch
Rating: 4 / 5
This book is not (yet) published in English
I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it! I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion.
I am wondering if this book is the first book of a new series, or is just a stand-alone detective novel.
Edit thanks to the author: This book is the second book of a new series about the detective Maik Hof. The first book is called ‘De Lodewijkmoorden’ [NL] – or translated in English: ‘The Louis Murders’. The book is about Louis XVII – the son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette – who seemed to have lived and buried in Delft. I think that book is a nice start too to read about adventures, thrillers and so on all happening in and around the city Delft.
Though this book is a second book of the series, you can vrey good read them as a stand alone as well!
And and and….a third book is coming!…it will be published in 2017 and I am looking forward to it!
In my view…
This book is about the life of Maik Hof, a detective of middle age working in the district of the city of Delft. A strange accident happens and Maik starts investigating. There happens a lot throughout the story and it all takes place in just two weeks. Starting on a sunday morning and it ends on a saturday two weeks later. And in those two weeks, people start to think: is there a serialkiller walking around?
Writing style / spelling
The writing style of this author is quick so if you have time to read for a weekend, this is a great book. The author and the detective are new for me and I did not discover spelling- or grammar mistakes. Sometimes I was in doubt, but it sounded like a dialect so that was oke.
The main character of this detective is Maik Hof, a middle aged man. He has a varieted team that exists of Anneke Laansteen (a young police cop), Tommie Lander (a senior police cop), Leo Vogelaar and their boss Peter Wilke. The best friend of Maik is Thierry Leistra who is on and off in the book and lends his gigantic villa those weeks to Maik. Dorine and Constance are two of Maiks best friends. Another important character is added to the story after a few chapters. But I will not spoil that so not mentioned here.
Greetings by Sophie