Bern, Switzerland—known for its narrow cobblestone streets, decorative fountains, and striking towers. Yet dark currents run through this charming medieval city and beyond, to the idyllic farmlands that surround it.
When a rave on a hot summer night erupts into violent riots, a young man is found the next morning bludgeoned to death with a policeman’s club. Seasoned detective Giuliana Linder is assigned to the case. That same day, an elderly organic farmer turns up dead and drenched with pesticide. Enter Giuliana’s younger—and distractingly attractive—colleague Renzo Donatelli to investigate the second murder. Giuliana’s disappointment that they’re on two different cases is tinged with relief—her home life is complicated enough without the risk of a fling.
But when an unexpected discovery ties the two victims into a single case, Giuliana and Renzo are thrown closer together than ever before. Dangerously close. Will Giuliana be able to handle the threats to her marriage and to her assumptions about the police? If she wants to prevent another murder, she’ll have to put her life on the line—and her principles.
Combining suspense and romance, this debut mystery in the Polizei Bern series offers a distinctive picture of the Swiss. An inventive tale, packed with surprises, it will keep readers guessing until the end.
Pesticide is a stunning piece of literature that thrilled, shocked, and entertained me from the very first page! Everything about this piece of psychological thriller fiction was exciting; the characters, as well as the story the reader gets to experience, and the incredible literature courtesy of the excellent Kim Hays, made me fall madly in love with this book! Pesticide is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!
Pesticide is a thrilling, shocking, and memorable thriller that will take its readers on a twisty-turny journey. The reader in Pesticide will be introduced to the protagonist of the book Giuliana Linder, a police detective working in Bern, Switzerland who is investigating the murder of a young man who was found murdered with a policeman’s club after a violent riot. However this same day, an elderly farmer is found murdered too, drenched in pesticide.
Giuliana’s younger (and handsome) colleague Renzo Donatelli has taken charge of the murder of the farmer, but Giuliana has simmering feelings for Renzo but there is one big problem, she’s married. Soon however things get even more complicated when they discover the cases are connected and so Giuliana and Renzo will have to work closely together and try to control their personal feelings while solving the mysterious murders. What follows is a brilliant and thrilling tale that shouldn’t be missed, and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Pesticide!
The story of Pesticide is a magnificent one that is full of many exciting moments and many twists and turns. As the reader reads this book they will always be kept on edge thanks to the unexpected turns the reader will experience; these twists and turns will guarantee the reader keeps reading. They will feel compelled to do so, and that is the sheer beauty of this novel! The excellent author of this novel, Kim Hays effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Hays’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Kim Hays is a talented and well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Hays’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to invest in them. They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s mind. This is another thing… Hays has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting she has established. Hays’s sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination, and made me turn the pages with haste!
To summarize my thoughts on the exciting and thrilling novel that is Pesticide; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! Pesticide gets five stars from me!
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