Farewell to Freedom by Sara Blaedel

Farewell to Freedom

#1 internationally bestselling author Sara Blaedel delivers an electrifying, page-turning new novel in which detective Louise Rick confronts a case that will change her life forever.THE NIGHT WOMENA journey to a new life or a prison of despair and death? A shocking murder on Copenhagen's idyllic streets and an abandoned child reveal a perverse criminal underworld that crosses international borders. A young woman's body is found on the street with...


Details Farewell to Freedom

TitleFarewell to Freedom
ISBN9781605985275
Author
Release DateFeb 6th, 2014
PublisherPegasus Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Crime, Cultural, Denmark, Thriller, European Literature, Danish, Scandinavian Literature
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Reviews Farewell to Freedom

  • L.A. Starks
    1970-01-01
    I liked this book for its twists and turns, and for its Copenhagen/wider European setting. However, per the Danish worldview, the characters and the action seemed more muted than I expected.Readers who have visited or who live in Denmark will especially enjoy this book. The bicycling scenes ring true.
  • Vanessa (The Bookish Deer)
    1970-01-01
    4/5 stars. A gripping, twisty, and very well-executed read with some of the best plotting I’ve read recently.Read the full review on my blog
  • Kelly
    1970-01-01
    As a huge Nordic Noir fan, I've been meaning to start reading Sara Blaedel's books for ages now. Grand Central Publishing is releasing three of her early Louise Rick books in January 2017 and they were kind enough to send them to me early to review. The Night Women is a police procedural that deals with human trafficking. Detective Louise Rick and her good friend, reporter Camilla Lind, both are involved in investigating parts of this case. In th...
  • Joanne Freitas
    1970-01-01
    Sinceramente esperava muito mais deste livro. Não me identifiquei com o tema da prostituição, achei a história muito “forçada” neste aspecto. De resto é um livro que se lê muito rápido e que fala também de tráfego de mulheres.
  • Jill
    1970-01-01
    Once again Danish author Sara Blaedel uses the vehicle of a crime novel series (featuring Copenhagen Detective Louise Rick) to expose the exploitation and abuse of women. In this instance, the emphasis is on a particularly insidious form of prostitution.In Farewell to Freedom, Blaedel calls attention to human trafficking: specifically, the kidnapping of young foreign girls who are brought over to Copenhagen and forced into prostitution, which was...
  • Kelly Hager
    1970-01-01
    So far, three of Sara Blaedel's books have been released in English. I have read all three this year, which means that this has been an excellent year. Unfortunately, this ALSO means that I have a long time to wait until either (a) her first book is translated and released or (b) books five, six and seven are translated and released here. Please, PLEASE get on that, Pegasus! Because these books are excellent and I need to read them. And it will t...
  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    1970-01-01
    Farewell to Freedom by Sara Blædel is a fictional book in a series featuring Copenhagen detective Louise Rick and her friend Camilla Lind, a reporter. This is the third novel translated to English written by the best selling Danish author.A woman is found with her throat brutally slashed, policewoman Louise Rick and her colleges from the Copenhagen Police start to investigate. During the beginning of the investigation, Louise gets a phone call f...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    3 1/2 Stars
  • Nida Khan
    1970-01-01
    I really liked this book. It was very interesting, and had me hooked. There were some parts, however, that were kind of slow and unnecessary to me. Other than that, it was very good. The story line was about detectives who were investigating the murder of a prostitute, Iveta. Also, they were investigating a case on infants who had been abandoned. This book's main topic is basically bringing attention to human trafficking. There's girls who are be...
  • Carla Marques
    1970-01-01
    Bastante bom, mas para mim não foi excelente.Comecei e pensei que com o tempo fosse ficar mais curiosa por descobrir o que se ia passar, mas a minha curiosidade não veio ao de cima.Não posso dizer que foi mau, nada disso, até foi bastante bom, mas acho que as minhas expectativas estavam muito altas.opinião completa em: http://aviciadadoslivros.blogspot.com...
  • Ângela Costa
    1970-01-01
    2.5* Fraquinho!
  • Mike Cuthbert
    1970-01-01
    Sara Blaedel is typical of Scandinavian female authors in that her detectives and women in general are more caring and more affected by their work and what happens to the victims and the criminals they work with than males are. While this novel, for instance, ostensibly deals with a slaughter using the “Balkan Necklace,” a technique involving skewering the victim’s tongue from the bottom and sticking it to the roof of the mouth before havin...
  • Vivian
    1970-01-01
    Louise Rick and Camilla Lind have been tied to one another for years as friends. It seems quite prophetic that Louise would become a detective and Camilla a crime reporter so that even their careers become linked. Farewell to Freedom seems to shine more of a spotlight on Camilla and her son Markus. Camilla advocates for more in-depth news coverage and an investigation into the murdered prostitute. When she feels the paper isn’t providing the co...
  • Ken Fredette
    1970-01-01
    Wow, Sara Blaedel sure can write a story. In this case the guy gets away, but they did a lot of work in solving who did what and who the mothers were. This case did have an unexpected result and you'll just have to read it to find out what it is.
  • Krystal
    1970-01-01
    Let me begin by saying that although this is listed as book number three, I have not read any of the prior novels in this series - and I had no trouble figuring out who is who. However on the whole I found this story to be tedious, and not exactly my cup of tea.I understand that the majority of police work is tedious, however the few "action" sequences we were given didn't seem to bring the story out of that funk. There were also several instance...
  • Hannelore Cheney
    1970-01-01
    Thank you Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for the eARC.Previously published as Farewell to Freedom, The Night Women is an unblinking, harsh look at the 'business' of trafficking young foreign women and underage girls. In Copenhagen, police woman Louise Rick investigates the slaughter of a young woman as her good friend Camilla Lind, a police reporter, is called to the scene of an abandoned baby girl. The baby was found by her son and his b...
  • Sonia Cristina
    1970-01-01
    Que história tão triste e desmoralizante, pelo mundo da prostituição, violência e tráfico de mulheres. A sinopse já o prometia e, quando a li pela primeira vez, pensei que era melhor não ler, mas não consegui resistir a saber como era Louise Rick antes da trilogia que foi publicada anteriormente.Tanto a nível de enredo policial como da vida pessoal de Louise e da sua amiga Camilla, que também teve muito protagonismo, não posso dizer q...
  • Shelley Lawrence
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars In my opinion, all of Sara Blaedel’s books are good, and I always enjoy the crime fiction genre. The main topic, prostitutes in Denmark, mainly young girls, is not a subject I particularly enjoy reading about, so that was a bit of a distraction for me. It was also terrifically sad given the hopeless nature of the content. However, it was really interesting to learn about some key elements in Louise Rick’s backstory. I enjoyed Camill...
  • Larami
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book. I’ve read the previous books in this series and this one was just as good and maybe better than one of them. Blaedel does a good job in keeping the mystery alive as I had no clue what was really going on until the very end. The ending was so explosive and left me teary eyed. I can’t wait to continue this series. In this story, Louis Rick is tasked with solving 2 murders that happen back to back and solving a case o...
  • Collezionedistorie
    1970-01-01
    L'anima nera di Copenhagen. Dopo le periferie tumultuose de "L'immigrato", altra lettura recente, ho incontrato i bassifondi dove le ragazze vendono corpo e anima sulla strada, importate dall'Europa dell'Est, tra bambini strappati dal loro grembo e coetanee assassinate per monito alle altre. Agli ingredienti aggiungiamo adozioni clandestine, turisti di guerra e residui dei conflitti balcanici e l'insieme risulta piuttosto interessante. Tuttavia l...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Unspeakable crimes, including human trafficking, and barbarous Eastern European villains await the reader in this Nordic Noir mystery. Louise Rick, a police detective in Copenhagen, is confronted with a series of horrific crimes, and she and her team must find out who is telling the truth, and who is not. Her friend Camilla, the journalist, helps her to find out who is behind some grisly murders. This is a very dark thriller, not recommended for ...
  • Daniela Rodrigues
    1970-01-01
    A história é interessante, mas não gostei de todo do modo de escrita. Tenho dificuldade em explicar, mas fez-me lembrar várias as vezes o modo de escrita das crianças na primária, que escrevem frases curtas e desligadas umas das outras, mais como numa lista do que num texto corrido. Enfim, tenho pena porque estava esperançosa de ter encontrado mais uma boa escritora de policiais nórdicos e acabei desiludida.
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    I am really enjoying finding European mystery writers. Something about them is so different from American writers. This book has many twists and turns around prostitution rings in Copenhagen. When the end came, I still wanted more of these characters. Guess I’ll have to see about other books in the Louise Rick series.
  • Vicki Jaeger
    1970-01-01
    Certainly not up to the rave reviews from Oprah.com and Michael Connelly on the cover. It was...okay. I saw the plot twist coming a mile away. There was one unexpected twist near the end, but in hindsight it too was predictable.I also think the translation was very stilted. Phrasing was awkward and word choices sometimes questionable. So won't be reading any more of her books.
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    A young woman is found dead with her throat slit on a street in Copenhagen. Louise Rick is on the scene when her friend reporter Camilla Lind calls her to report her son has found an abandoned baby near his school. This is a well crafted mystery with Eastern European gangs, prostitutes who are controlled by these gangs.
  • Shelley
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsThis is my first Blaedel book and I liked it very much. I like the interesting choice of a cop and a reporter instead of two cops in a murder mystery. The book was a nicely written police procedural, with not-too-over-the-top comments on human trafficking. I will definitely read the other books in this series. I really like the two main characters.
  • Crystal
    1970-01-01
    Somewhat of a SPOILER in this review but i try to hide it my best...omgosh what can i say about this book but heartstopping and having you at the edge of your seat!! I couldnt put it down. Sara Bladel.is a badass writer lol. the only thing i didnt like about the book was.the ending.i wondee is there gunna be another book to this one?
  • Mama K
    1970-01-01
    I stumbled onto Blaedel's work a few years ago when a friend and I were "reading around the world" together and I chose Blaedel for Denmark. I love Louise Rick. This book, like all in the series, is a fast-paced thriller that will stealthily steal your next couple of evenings without you ever realizing the time has passed.I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Gretchen
    1970-01-01
    So, I already loved Louise Rick, the detective in this series, but I had never read this one before, which was previously published in English translation years ago. I loved it. There was some of Louise's backstory in this that I was aware of the outcome of from later books but I finally got in this one. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will continue to devour the rest of her books asap.