|Pages/Publication Date:||430 / 2014|
Anneliese Vos, the 16-year-old daughter of Amsterdam detective Pieter Vos, disappeared three years ago. His desperate search for her revealed nothing and he left the police force. Vos now hides out in a broken-down houseboat in the colorful Amsterdam neighborhood of the Jordaan, whiling away his days pursuing obscure theories and staring at a doll's house in the Rijksmuseum that seems to be connected in some way to the case. Then one day Laura Bakker, a misfit detective trainee from the provinces, finds Vos to tell him that Katja Prins, daughter of an important local politician, has also gone missing, under circumstances similar to Anneliese. Joining the intriguing and awkward Bakker, Vos finds himself drawn back into the life of a detective, in this debut of a gripping mystery series by the author of the Rome-based Nic Costa series of art-related mysteries.
"When Hewson hits his stride it feels like you're being treated to a masterclass in crime writing. If you have a penchant for Euro-crime procedurals, The House of Dolls is an essential new series."—Crime Fiction Lover