Het Turkse meisje Meryem Aslan wordt in de duinen neergestoken wanneer haar vriend Stefan haar even alleen heeft gelaten. Drie weken later wordt op dezelfde plaats het lichaam van een gluurder gevonden. Dan volgen de gebeurtenissen elkaar in snel tempo op. Een vrouw verdrinkt in zee, Meryem verdwijnt, maar keert kort daarop terug, en haar broer Murat sterft.
Meryem Alsan, a turkish girl, is stabbed in the dunes when her friend Stefan leaves her alone for a minute. Three weeks later, in the same spot, the body of a peeper is found. Then, other things start happening in quick succession. A woman drowns in sea, meryem disappears, but returns shortly after, and her brother Murat dies.
+ quick paced
+ clash of cultures
+ unexpected twists
+ great flow
+ sequel that can be read separately
Hot Spot is a fast paced book, full of surprises. As soon as you turn the page, it goes in a completely different direction than expected. Not just once, or twice, but almost every time! The most amazing thing is that this doesn’t seem unnatural.
It is a fast read, with only 175 pages, but a great detective-like, young adult novel to read, nonetheless. I blew through it in one night and I’m glad I picked it up.
It is apparently a sequel to another book, but can be read separately. As I didn’t know it was a sequel (and I don’t own the first book), I only read this one and I can tell you, it can definitely be read separately. I didn’t feel like there was something I should’ve known anywhere in this book.
Unfortunately, the book doesn’t seem to have been translated into any other languages and is thus only available in Dutch.