Each person has a secret. The corpse of a painter is discovered at a cottage along the shore. Only a ticket for a museum is found on the body. Chief Detective Diederike Dirks pursues several leads, but as she digs deeper, the murkier the motive is for the professionally executed murder. She is distracted by her old school friend as she spends time in East Friesland following her separation from her unfaithful husband. However, Iba does not remain single long. Yet, is her new boyfriend really prince charming? Dirks encounters a hot lead and events unfold rapidly.THE DEAD PAINTER is a gripping crime thriller full of surprises.
This detective story takes place in East Friesland, a rural part of Northern Germany along the coast of the North Sea.
What is real? Jorina wants to fulfill her lifelong dream, but during a visit to a fertility clinic, something inconceivable happens. At the same time, in the recycling container yard in Aurich, the corpse of young Bente is found. Traces indicate she died from an overdose of KO drops. The perpetrator is suspected of being someone who frequents clubs in East Friesland in order to pick up and rape young women. Chief Detective Diederike Dirks must find the culprit before he has a chance to strike again. Is it possible Bente and the perpetrator knew each other?
While Jorina is pulled into an abyss of nightmarish events, everything surrounding the Bente case becomes increasingly puzzling, so much so that the detectives start to doubt reality.STOLEN HOPE is an exciting crime thriller, full of dramatic twists.
This detective story is Chief Detective Diederike Dirks’ second case in East Friesland.