Review: Five, Ursula Archer

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
A woman’s corpse is discovered in a meadow. A strange combination of letters and numbers has been tattooed on the soles of her feet. Detective inspector Beatrice Kaspary from the local murder squad quickly identifies the digits as map coordinates. These lead to a series of gruesome discoveries as she and her colleague Florin Wenninger embark on a bloody trail – a modern-day scavenger hunt using GPS navigation devices to locate hidden caches. The "owner" of these unofficial, unpublished geocaches is a highly calculating and elusive fiend who leaves his victims’ body-parts sealed in plastic bags, complete with riddles that culminate in a five-stage plot. Kaspary herself becomes an unwilling pawn in the perpetrator’s game of cat and mouse as she risks all to uncover the motives behind the murderer’s actions. Five is definitely not a book for the faint-hearted, but it delivers great suspense, unexpected plot twists, and multi-dimensional characters.

Ursula Archer is a science journalist and an award-winning author of YA and children's books. FIVE is her first adult mystery. She lives in Vienna, Austria, with her family.

Owww where is the next book? This is the perfect mystery thriller if you are looking for a fun read in this genre. Predictable, engaging and something I can read forever.
Bea is a great character. Though being a beautiful woman apparently she is a bit grumpy and is clear that her career is something she takes serious. She was very recognizable as a character for me as I read a lot in this genre but there where some fun things to her making it still her own story. I loved Florin too and would have loved to spent some time in his head.
The story around geo-caching made the book a fun puzzle. It is easy to try and solve the mystery while reading.

Author: Ursula Archer
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages: 336
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1250037417
ISBN-13: 9781250037411
Original title: Fünf
Series: Beatrice Kaspary #1
Publisher: eBook | Hardcover
4 stars

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