Review; The Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon Meyer

Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the crime novella The Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon Meyer through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now as I wanted to focus on crime books this month.

Description from Goodreads
Early on a May morning in the depth of South Africa's winter, a woman's naked body, washed in bleach, is discovered on a stone wall beside the N2 highway at the top of Sir Lowry's Pass, some thirty-five miles from Cape Town. The local investigation stalls, so the case is referred to Captain Benny Griessel and his colorful partner Vaughn Cupido of the Hawks--the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations. The woman proves to be Alicia Lewis, an expert in old Dutch Masters paintings specializing in the recovery of valuable lost art. Discovering the two men she had contacted before coming to South Africa reveals what she was seeking--a rare painting by Carel Fabritius, Rembrandt's finest student, not seen since it disappeared from Delft in 1654. But how Lewis died, why, and at whose hand shocks even the two veteran detectives. The Woman in the Blue Cloak is a compact jewel of a thriller, filled with Deon Meyer's earthy dialogue, clever plotting, and the memorable characters that have peopled all of Deon Meyer's award-winning novels.

My Thoughts on the Book
This was an entertaining and fast-paced novella that grabbed my attention immediately. I only wish there had been a bit more descriptions in the book of the characters, environment and so on.

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