The Silent Women (Louise Rick #2) by Sara Blaedel

The Silent Women (Louise Rick #2)

Homicide detective Louise Rick chases a terrifying serial rapist who meets women on a popular online dating website in this fast-paced #1 internationally bestselling thriller from Sara Blaedel, whose books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.An online flirtation can have horrific consequences, as Detective Louise Rick discovers when she is called to an idyllic Copenhagen neighborhood where a young woman has been left bound and gagged after ...

Details The Silent Women (Louise Rick #2)

TitleThe Silent Women (Louise Rick #2)
Release DateNov 20th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller, Cultural, Denmark, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Silent Women (Louise Rick #2)

  • Greg
    The premise of this book would probably make for a good hour-long CSI like CBS procedural show. It probably could make for a good book, too. But this book isn't good. It's awful. I don't know where the blame lays for how awful this book is. Maybe it is the translators fault. Maybe the book reads better in Danish, or whatever language it was originally written in (I think it was in Danish, but it doesn't say anywhere in the book. It's actually a l...
  • Cynthia
    Where are we?Oddly, though Blaedel is Danish, this story could as easily been set in any American city rather than Copenhagen. The place names were Danish but there was no wisp of Scandinavia. The plot was so so but only just. I hate the title. It’s too twee and only becomes relevant late in the story. Homicide Detective Louise Rick and her partner investigate a rape. Soon the case grows legs when rapist’s next victim dies and other women spe...
  • Marianne
    Blue Blood (also titled Call Me Princess) is the second book in the Louise Rick/Camilla Lind series by popular Danish novelist, Sara Blaedel. It is the first book in the series to be translated into English. When Assistant Detective Louise Rick is called to the hospital to talk to Susanna Hansson, the victim of a brutal rape, she is met with some reluctance to reveal all the pertinent facts. When she eventually establishes that Susanna first met ...
  • Serina
    this is a warning. so you don't waste your time. this is not a good book to read. stupid. stupid. stupid. wanna know how stupid? first example is the female detective gets frustrated with a rape victum. second would be when she actually sees the rapist she goes to find her partner first, and gasp! surprise an hour later hes left with another girl. stupid.
  • Nancy
    This was my third Sara Blaedel book featuring Detective Louise Rick. The stories are set in Copenhagen and are different in style to the many American and British mystery/ police procedural books I have read and enjoyed. I would say these are "cut and dry", the characters do not engage in much introspection and seem rather one dimensional. There is very little site description, which can either add a great deal or totally bog the story down.....I...
  • Julie
    Maybe if I gave this review a few days to simmer I could identify what exactly I didn't like. I can say for starters that the narrator made the men sound like women, even more like women than the main character (audiobook). Louise was great but she was the only character that was developed. Well, no, the victim developed too, but there were many interesting people that I wish had a greater description. It could be that there was too much inner di...
  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    Didn't really enjoy this one. Although the case is closed, personal relationships were left with open items. Louise did kick the cheating significant other out of her house, but will she let the scumbag back?
  • Luanne Ollivier
    The hot list of crime writers right now includes many from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark. Here's another author from Denmark to add to your list.Call Me Princess marks Sara Blaedel's North American debut.Assistant Detective Louise Rick of the Copenhagen P.D. is called in on the case of Susanne Hansson - a woman who has been brutally sexually assaulted. As Rick delves into the case, she discovers that Susanne met her attacker throug...
  • Gretel
    It is such a relief that the police in Sara Blaedel's Blue Blood are fictional, because these are one of the worst, if not THE worst police teams I have ever read about. If the Danish police force is anything like these characters, then their system needs a huge overhaul.Sara Blaedel is one of Denmark's most popular crime authors. I just don't get it. This book has won awards; was it the only book published that year in Denmark? I know Denmark is...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Overall, a slightly above-average procedural. It's hard for me to know how accurate it was since it was set in Denmark. (It did seem strange at times that well into the investigation the detective had to review key pieces of evidence she hadn't looked at before.) I did have to put aside my own biases, since the crimes involved internet dating and I tend to just roll my eyes when I hear such things and think, "How is finding someone on the interne...
  • Olivia Linn
    2.5 stars. I don't really like crime novels I guess. I keep reading them because I keep thinking that eventually I am going to find something I like, but I never do. The Millennium trilogy was the first crime I ever read, and nothing so far has caught my interest like Stig Larson did back then. Those were brilliant. I have been thinking a lot about what it is that I don't care for and it is rather hard to pinpoint. I don't think it is the violenc...
  • Jasmine
    This is the first book I've finished without a weekend since I started my new job. And I think this book is at least suffering a little from being the book I read after cara black's book. nothing seems quite so bright after something that good. What this book does well: -incorporates s&m in a manner that makes sense in the real world-presents a police officer that seems like a normal person and is not an idiot about understanding what is happenin...
  • Mackey
    Call Me Princess, the second in the Louise Rick series but the first to be translated into English, is one of the best Nordic Noir books that I've read in a while. It had just the right amount of tension, darkness and suspense to make it a good "noir" mystery while still maintaining a great plot and character development. One can tell that Blaedel is not timid about exploring current events regardless of their political correctness and I apprecia...
  • Race Bannon Berns
    Ugh! This book is likehow I remember the Keystone Kops from the movies. Not only for the ineptitude of the police in this investigation of a rape, but also for the wooden personal lives of the ancillary characters. Very poor mundane reading.
  • Amy
    3 1/2 stars
  • April
    Meh. This book was kind of a mess. I didn’t like Louise Rick at all, and I’m not sure how she’s supposedly viewed as a “tough female detective” when all she does throughout the book is have emotional breakdowns and angry outbursts at work, and also cannot cope with trauma victims in a compassionate, kind manner.It was also way too long for the story. I swear that about 80% of the book is them trying to find the killer on dating sites ...
  • Darlene
    I guess I’m going against what several people have said in their reviews, but I thought this was a very good book. I read the first book in the Louise Rick series and liked that, and of course I had to read this, #2 in the series. I think Louise is a very interesting, strong woman and a very smart detective. This books main storyline centers around online dating sites, both the pros and the cons and also the dangers if you are not careful. Whil...
  • Eve
    I give this novel three stars. A passing mark. It isn’t bad, but it’s far from being a page-turner. It lacks momentum, a build-up of clues and actions that keep the reader glued to the screen (if you’re reading an ebook!). Louise’s relationship with Peter seems remote, fake. I was unable to “buy into it,” and that part of the story was never credible. I think I'll pass on the rest of the series.
  • Agnieszka Higney
    For a thriller,it is unispring and a total snore.A police procedural involving a rapist,meeting women online and raping them in their own houses.Moves slowly,with a central figure of Louise Rick,the policewoman,who is annoying and very self-centred.Not the best of Scandi-noir.
  • Joannw Joanne
    The women was very quiet for some reason
  • Lakis Fourouklas
    This astonishing novel is preoccupied with two of the most important issues of our times: online dating and sexual assaults against women. The facts in this case take place in modern day Copenhagen. Detective Louise Rick is getting ready to go home after a hard day’s work, when she receives a call that puts her plans for a nice evening with her companion into hold. A woman lies in a hospital bed injured after she’s been battered and raped and...
  • rameau
    I'm slowly wading through my NetGalley backlog and this was one of the oldest titles there. My apologies to everyone for being so abysmally late, but I'm glad I decided to read this instead of just chalk it up to the list of forgotten. Call Me Princess isn't the kind of crime novel I've read before. It's slow building and the death doesn't happen until about half way through the book. It's not about a detective who is smarter than the whole unive...
  • John
    Compulsively readable and fast-paced, a good example of Scandi Noir.In Copenhagen, a vicious serial rapist is using online dating sites to meet his victims. Detective Louise Rick is on the case.Further description of the plot would be a bit superfluous -- you know wheree you are with this type of novel. This is by no means to denigrate it: while in a sense it follows the standard formula, it subverts that formula quite often enough to keep us wak...
  • Cheryl
    Detective Inspector Louise Rick is one of the few females at the Copenhagen Police Department. Seeing as Louise is one of the few, she is usually assigned the rape cases as most of the victims are female and they relate to another female better. As Louise starts investigating, she realizes that the victim, Susanne may have known her attacker…well kind of. Susanne was a member of a dating site, where she meet her attacker. She took him back home...
  • Denise
    4.0 out of 5 stars -- Thrilling police procedural, the second in a series, featuring Assistant Detective Louise Rick of Copenhagen Police Department. Set in Denmark, this novel focuses on the online dating scene and a serial rapist and murderer. I like the writing and the characters -- Louise is struggling in her personal life and striving to also mange her heavy workload during an intense investigation and manhunt for the rapist. Her friend, Cam...
  • Benjamin
    One of the worst crime novels I've ever read. The writing borders on juvenile and the author clearly invested no time researching cases or police procedure. It's what I imagine from a Harlequin novel.
  • Ken Fredette
    Sara Blaedel is really good at putting her story together. I can believe everything that happened in the story to be true from the files in Copenhagen. People can be dogs, at times.
  • Deb
    Total disappointment. The book was very long and drawn out and then the ending is wrapped up quickly. I felt like you could've taken the entire middle of the book out and it wouldn't of changed anything. This type of story has been told before in a lot less verbiage.
  • Sheila
    This was my first book from this Danish author in her Detective Louise Rick series. Rick and her team are trying to catch a serial rapist. Pretty intense when the rapes turn to murder.
  • Sarah
    Worst. Book. EVER.