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Flikken Maastricht | Blowfish – Kees Vroege

Flikken Maastricht ‘Kogelvis’ [2008] Copyright image by Hebban.nl
My book review of “Kogelvis [NL] / Blowfish [EN]” written by Kees Vroege

In my view…

The second book of the thriller series around the famous cop television series called ‘Flikken Maastricht’. When you know the television series you have high expectations of those books. These books are written ‘based on the television series’ so they should entertain you quite in the same way.

But this post is just about one of the books of the series. This second sequel is about a  very special fish and a suspicious murder. The blowfish is a fish which is illegal in The Netherlands and very dangerous too. Detectives Wolfs and Eva are investigating the case. A woman is found dead and seems to be poisened.

The writing style of this book is different than the other ones. This sequel is written by Kees Vroege and you immediately sense the different style. It is more written in a way that you are reading a book with some rivals and a conspiracy. The book does not let you switch as happened in the style of Claudia van der Sluis who wrote ‘Stalked’, the third sequel.

But who are the main characters of the series?
The main characters are again the two detectives named Floris Wolfs and Eva van Dongen. They are rarely dressed in a uniform. Wolfs  is always dressed up in a grey suit and Eva is always dressed in black pants and a black leather jacket. This duo is not on its own. They have a boss who is the chief of the police force and they are guided in their special force by two normal agents called Romeo and Marion.

But there is also another very important person named Maurice van Dongen. He is the older brother of Eva van Dongen, but because he has a disease, his way of thinking isn’t older than twelve. So Eva mostly takes care of him and he plays in this book an important role in its own way.

When you watch the series, this book is a very nice addition to read. When you do not watch the series, this book is a very nice thriller to read.

The writing style is different than the other books from the series. It is not my favourite writing style, I can not help not to compare it to Claudia van der Sluis her writing style. I prefer her writing style but it is still a good book and maybe because of the subject and storylines it is more suited for Kees Vroege his writing style.

I am not telling about the story – never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it!

Greetings by Sophie

Title: Kogelvis [NL] / Blowfish [EN]
Author: Kees Vroege
Genre: Thriller
ISBN: 978 90 6112 137 4
NUR: 332
Publisher: Karakter Uitgevers BV
Year 1st edition & read edition: 2008
Year read: 2015
Original language: Dutch
Read language: Dutch
Pages: 191
Places: Maastricht
Rating: 3/5
Filmed: –

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