An intense and provocative psychological thriller, stuffed full to overflowing with plot-twisty action.
A seriously chilling, mind-burrowing read from a German author whose books have been translated into more than 24 languages. Emma reports being raped, she believes the offender was ‘the barber’ who killed his other victims, however she can’t convince the police or her husband. Sebastian Fitzek sent my emotions into overdrive in the prologue which was set 28 years previously, and they continued to race right through to the end. Hats off to translator Jamie Bulloch who ensured a seamless translation, the sense of place was strong, but I didn’t feel like an uneducated visitor in Berlin. Short, fierce chapters hit and ramped up the tension and certain thoughts were encouraged to conspire against me. The plot jerked at my scrutiny as it moved between now and three weeks earlier, with various characters being introduced and adding to the fabulous complexity of who, what, when, where, why, how! You may be successful in working it out, but will the journey be the one you were expecting? The Package is an intense psychological thriller full of plot-twisty action.
'Fitzek's thrillers are breathtaking, full of wild twists' HARLAN COBENEmma's the one that got away. The only survivor of a killer known in the tabloids as 'the hairdresser' - because of the trophies he takes from his victims. Or she thinks she was. The police aren't convinced. Nor is her husband. She never even saw her tormentor properly, but now she recognises him in every man. Questioning her sanity, she gives up her job as a doctor in the local hospital and retreats from the world. It is better to stay at home. Quiet. Anonymous. Safe. No one can hurt her here. And all she did was take a parcel for a neighbour. She has no idea what she's let into her home. 'Sebastian Fitzek is without question one of the crime world's most evocative storytellers. He always serves up an intense, impossible to put down thriller and The Package is no exception. A gripping read with a surprising twist, this one is not to be missed' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'Sebastian Fitzek is simply amazing. I truly hope that one day I will be able to create suspense and plot twists in the way only Sebastian can. A true Master of his craft' CHRIS CARTER Sebastian Fitzek is Germany's most successful author. His books have sold 13 million copies, been translated into more than thirty-six languages and are the basis for international cinema and theatre adaptations. Sebastian Fitzek was the first German author to be awarded the European Prize for Criminal Literature. He lives with his family in Berlin. Coming soon: PASSENGER 23
|Publication date:||4th February 2021|
|Publisher:||Head of Zeus|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 07/11/2021
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Complex, clever and imaginative.
One of those reads where you're not even half way through and have probably been suspicious of every character along the way. As the story progresses you even start to doubt your own judgement and find it impossible to predict the true outcome at the end of the book. Complex, clever and imaginative.
'Fitzek's thrillers are breathtaking, full of wild twists' Harlan Coben.
Sebastian Fitzek is Germany's most successful author of psychological thrillers. His books have sold 12 million copies, been translated into more than twenty-four languages and are the basis for international cinema adaptations and theatre adaptations. Sebastian Fitzek was the first German author to be awarded the European Prize for Criminal Literature. He lives with his family in Berlin.More About Sebastian Fitzek