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The Invisible Web

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529409215

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 15th February 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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A gripping and atmospheric Black Forest Investigation featuring Detective Inspector Louise Bonì.

“Oliver Bottini is one of the most sophisticated crime writers of modern times” Sunday Times

In a Berlin hotel a man is beaten up, but it’s more than a random assault and the attacker escapes undetected. When the trail leads to Freiburg, Chief Inspector Louise Bonì is sent to investigate.

It’s a complex case, a professional job. The victim is a secret service informer, the only witness knows more than she’s saying, and the intelligence service is hovering in the background, refusing to cooperate. Industrial espionage appears to be at play, focused on the booming solar-energy sector.

“Taut writing and pacy events” Sunday Times

Bonì’s investigation is repeatedly obstructed, and again she has to rip up the police handbook in her attempt to find out how the different threads of the web tie together. But by the time she discovers the truth, it’s already too late for one of those involved . . .

“Bottini is a terrific storyteller” Sunday Express

The fifth in the Black Forest Investigations featuring Louise Bonì – by the five-time winner of the German Crime Fiction Award

Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch


Bottini is a terrific storyteller
Sunday Express
Bottini has established himself as a strong new voice in crime
Book Noir
Bottini's novels are infused with his knowledge of the darker corners of European history, showing its impact decades after the horrific events that drive his plots
Sunday Times
The Black Forest investigations are emblematic of the European crime scene, with the striking southwest Kirchzarten region the backdrop to cruel malfeasance.
Barry Forshaw, Financial Times Summer Crime Picks
Oliver Bottini is one of the most sophisticated crime writers of our times . . . [his] plots are always original, and this one is as intriguing as ever
Joan Smith, Sunday Times

The Black Forest Investigations