ARC Review

ARC Review: The Night Ferry (Konrad Simonsen #5) by Lotte Hammer

A riveting crime novel from the internationally bestselling authors of The Hanging and The Girl in the Ice–the fifth book in the Konrad Simonsen series.

Sixteen children and four adults are killed in a devastating boat crash in Copenhagen. Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen is called in, only to discover that this was no accident and that one of the passengers has a very personal connection to the homicide team.

Reeling from this revelation and not knowing who to trust, Simonsen follows a trail that eventually leads him to Bosnia and a network of criminal misconduct. All evidence points towards one shady figure: a high-ranking army specialist with a suspicious past. But the more Simonsen digs, the further the truth slips from his grasp.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a physical copy by Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. Therefore, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

This is my first foray into the world of Konrad Simonsen series – but it will definitely not be a lonesome journey. I am gonna come back to this series and with a bang!

The book grabs your attention from the get go – when you watch a woman die a horrific death and the horror continues when a mysterious man slips on to  a canal boat; killing the adults and leaving the children die a horrible death.

Chief of Homicide Konrad Simonsen and his team are assigned the case – when they start their investigation, they find something even more sinister involving one of their own.  

And that’s all you are getting from me when it comes to the plot. Trust me, this is a book that requires you to go all in without any information for that is how you will be able enjoy every twist, very surprise and every horrific detail with all the concentration that it requires!

Because this beauty is as dark as it gets; it shows the side of humanity we all know exists but all bury deep inside us, a denial that is as strong as it can be in our unconsciousness, sometimes the only protection we have.  

But bear in mind; this is at a police procedural – and it requires patience and perseverance, just like an actual real investigation. It takes time, a whole lot of paperwork and sprinkled with bouts of frustration.

But it also provides the satisfaction of understanding how all the individual pieces fit together to form a puzzle / picture that you never could have seen coming!

Accompanying this plot, is a picturesque Places of Europe – a place I have never been; but don’t worry I have been taking notes and I plan in visiting all the stunning places described in the book!

The Night Ferry is a book that is as dark as it is intriguing, this book has had me all the more interested in the Konrad Simonsen Series!  


⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 


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