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The Package – Sebastian Fitzek – Blogtour Read

My thanks to Lauren Tavella at Head of Zeus, for inviting me to join this blog tour for The Package by Sebastian Fitzek. Published by Head of Zeus.

All you’ve done is taken in a parcel for a neighbour. You have no idea what you’ve let into your home.

Emma’s the one that got away.

The only survivor of a killer known in the tabloids as ‘the barber’ – because of the trophies he takes from his victims.

Or she thinks she was.

The police aren’t convinced. Nor is her husband. She never even saw her tormentor properly, but now she recognises him in every man.

Questioning her sanity, she gives up her job as a doctor in the local hospital and retreats from the world. It is better to stay at home. Quiet. Anonymous. Safe. He won’t find her here.

And all she did was take a parcel for a neighbour.

She has no idea what she’s let into her home.

Our Author – Sebastian Fitzek

Sebastian Fitzek is Germany’s most successful author of psychological thrillers. His books have sold 11 million copies, been translated into more than twenty-four languages ​​and are the basis for international cinema adaptations and theatre adaptations.​ Sebastian Fitzek​ was the first German author to be awarded the European Prize for Criminal Literature. He lives with his family in Berlin.

My Review – The Package

This book requires commitment, just to keep up with the amount of twists and turns. Though only a handful of characters are present, they all revolve around the main protagonist – Dr Emma Stein. We first meet Emma as a child and these moments are the building blocks for the rest of the book. Emma’s now older, married to Phillipp – a policeman and living in fear for her life. She’s experienced what can only be described as a hideous and life-altering experince, at the hands of ‘The Hairdresser’ a serial killer who she managed to escape from, though she doesnt know how, she has no memory of her time with him, other than the buzz of the clippers as he began to shave her hair.

Emma, now a trained and psychiatrist with her own practise and renowned reputaltion in her chosen field was attacked and found in a bus stop. Since then some six months ago shes been in hospital and is now home but suffering severe paranoia and flashbacks. Her house is now like fort knocks and every little creak is thought to be someone whos got in and is hiding. Its the first time Phillipp has had to go away for work and Emmas been left in the house alone. The local delivery man drops off The Package and that where it all begins.

Who is A. Palandt – she can’t remember a neighbour named that.

Who can she trust, her best friend Sylvie doesn’t believe her and Konrad has become distant. Samson her trusted four legged friend becomes ill and she has to take him to the vet, she’s not left the house for months, can she do this alone? Has she the strength?

Sebastian Fitzek has laid down some serious clues in this book and they are all there, you must need to keep them in mind and even then I think this one is tricky enough to fool most people – go ahead and prove me wrong, I know I thought I had it sussed, nope, wrong again!

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