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Present Tense: A Schalk Lourens Mystery Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B07ZD8C6H6
- Publisher : Clan Destine Press (15 October 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 539 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 296 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 125,366 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Schalk Lourens is a policeman who once worked with Pieterse. There are aspects of the past he’d rather forget, but when he’s assigned to investigate Pieterse’s murder, past and present collide.
There’s a lot of pressure to close the case. A suspect is arrested, but some aspects just don’t make sense. In the meantime, it’s an election year in South Africa and there is plenty of unrest as candidates seek to make their claims for election. One of the candidates is Gideon Radebe, a charismatic ANC candidate who appeals to many.
Lourens’s investigations lead him into danger, both professionally and personally. He’s a flawed but (mostly) likeable character who is still adjusting between the previous and current regimes. He’s determined to find out who killed Pieterse. But at what cost?
I enjoyed this novel and very much appreciated the glossary provided by the author. I would have been lost without it. I found Schalk Lourens an intriguing character: capable of both thorough investigation and dreadful judgement.
I recommend ‘Present Tense’ to anyone who enjoys well-written, fast-paced police mysteries.
Top reviews from other countries
Any ex South African and particularly Capetonian will revel in the authenticity of the description of the surrounds