Blurb; Night after night, cars are set alight across the German city of Hamburg, with no obvious pattern, no explanation and no suspect. Until, one night, on Mexico Street, a ghetto of high-rise blocks in the north of the city, a Fiat is torched. Only this car isn’t empty. The body of Nouri Saroukhan—prodigal son of the Bremen clan—is soon discovered, and the case becomes a homicide. Public prosecutor Chastity Riley is handed the investigation, which takes her deep into a criminal underground that snakes beneath the whole of Germany. And as details of Nouri’s background, including an illicit relationship with the mysterious Aliza, emerge, it becomes clear that these are not random attacks, and there are more on the cards.
My Review; Oh wow. I devoured this in a day. Brilliant! Beautifully translated by Rachel Ward. It’s a real page turner. This story is more than just a crime we get an indepth look into all the characters lives throughout so its more than just the case itself. I loved it! I would like to say a little bit of romance is within these pages too with more than one character… To put it perfectly it’s a unique story with it all!
Cars are burning but why? Who is doing this? Mexico Street takes a look into one of these cases where a body was trapped inside the burning car. Was it planned? Revenge? Who is the body?
I need the mention the ending.. No spoilers. At first I was like no, that’s not the end. Flicked through the rest of the pages acknowledgements etc. Then I had to accept it was the end. Then I was angry it just ended that suddenly and on a major cliffhanger. Then I was shouting WHAT HAPPENS NOW? WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? But I suppose you can class that as part of being a brilliant book huh?
Gripping, thrilling and fast pace I literally devoured it. Brilliant. I specifically loved Nouris and Alizas story. Bless them! Young love caught in a war. Ouch. I cannot recommend this book enough. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.