When her body was found,
it looked as though she was smiling
The first “Whodunit” mystery by former civil servant Special Task Force police officer. Realistic and gripping.
This title will be released on December 9, 2013 with btb-Verlag
Jochen Frech – Midsummer Murder
“You only see what you know”. From the word go, this fondly quoted aphorism by his criminology professor, accompanied the newly appointed detective superintendent at his every step.
On the very next day after his graduation from the police academy, he is handed a missing persons report. A ten year old girl has gone missing. There are no witnesses or clues and the usual investigation measures lead to a dead end. Attractive police officer Lea Thomann assists the investigation team after it becomes apparent that she has often had experience dealing with the parents of the missing person.
Due to existing circumstances, Kepplinger is convinced that this is more than just a case of someone disappearing. Moritz knows full well, that with every passing minute, the chances of finding the girl, diminish.
The case unfolds into a relentless nerve racking quest, confronting him with his own past – the disastrous outcome of his last assignment with the special task force, which leaves him deeply scarred. Events snowball. A pedophile appears on the radar.
While a storm rages over the area, a race against life and death begins.