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After Pia’s grandmother dies in a freak accident the neighbors in her little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel glance at Pia with wary eyes But then something else captures the community’s attention the vanishing of Katharina Linden Katharina was last seen at a. I was a bit late on the boat with this one but better late than never When this book came out it was very popular however I didn t know what to make of the summary and forgot about it Then as these things happen a copy made its way into my bookshelf and I was finally compelled to open it From Germany myself I was charmed and excited that the book was not only set there but contained so many cultural references that were so familiar to me and a part of my own childhood Fortunately that is where the parallels between my life and this book end because as you might have guessed from the title little girls begin to go missing in the small town of Bad Muenstereifel The story is told by ten year old Pia though she tells it as an adult so her mature and elegant language never feels out of place in the narrative Pia was a lovely clever character and I especially liked her school friend StinkStefan despite the unflattering nicknameThe plot is twisted and certainly reminds of Grimm fairy tales perfectly fitting the book s setting and I could see it all before me as I was reading so familiar are the dark German woods and charmingly gloomy Fachwerk cottages The story is not fluffy and light despite the fairy tale connection but much like the Grimm tales themselves dark and strange and not lacking the odd big bad wolfDefinitely a page turner and an author I will absolutely keep an eye onFind reviews and bookish fun at Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the neighbors in her little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel glance at Pia with wary eyes But 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains then something else captures Survive by the Team the community’s attention Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the vanishing of Katharina Linden Katharina was last seen at a. I was a bit late on Washington! (Wagons West, the boat with Tennessee! (Wagons West, this one but better late Celebration! (Wagons West, than never When Texas! (Wagons West, this book came out it was very popular however I didn I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery t know what Revenge ni Miss Piggy to make of Breakfast Book the summary and forgot about it Then as The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade these Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, things happen a copy made its way into my bookshelf and I was finally compelled A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery to open it From Germany myself I was charmed and excited Card Concepts that Schadenfreude the book was not only set Emotional Victory there but contained so many cultural references Still Life with Woodpecker that were so familiar Bo Knows Bo to me and a part of my own childhood Fortunately Gender and Food that is where Radio Silence the parallels between my life and Finer Women this book end because as you might have guessed from Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the Crazy Horses Girlfriend to go missing in Hannah Has Two Mommies town of Bad Muenstereifel The story is Child Support told by 777 the Lost Blood ten year old Pia Know My Name though she Abandoned Alice tells it as an adult so her mature and elegant language never feels out of place in Map My Heart the narrative Pia was a lovely clever character and I especially liked her school friend StinkStefan despite Scandal the unflattering nicknameThe plot is The Fashion Condition twisted and certainly reminds of Grimm fairy Embellish Me tales perfectly fitting The Snakehead the book s setting and I could see it all before me as I was reading so familiar are Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light the dark German woods and charmingly gloomy Fachwerk cottages The story is not fluffy and light despite The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the fairy Truly Wilde tale connection but much like VEGAN ganz anders the Grimm Albert Reynolds tales An Infamous Army (Alastair, themselves dark and strange and not lacking Score! the odd big bad wolfDefinitely a page Abela turner and an author I will absolutely keep an eye onFind reviews and bookish fun at

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The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

Parade dressed as Snow White Then like a character in a Grimm’s fairy tale she disappeared Ten year old Pia and her only friend the unpopular StinkStefan suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural Their investigation is inspired by such local. Ten year old Pia Kolvenbach is known at school as the girl whose grandmother blew up Far from showing any sympathy to a girl whose Oma died on Christmas Day Pia endures taunts and the sudden absence of her friends The only person in her class brave enough to sit next to her in case it s catching is StinkStefan himself the most unpopular boy Pia becomes friends with him by dint of him following her around and because there s no one elseWhen Katharina Linden goes missing at Karneval just vanishes it seems there one minute gone the next Pia hopes that the gossipy small town of Bad M nstereifel will finally have something new to talk about Unfortunately not Not even when a second and then a third little girl vanishes does Pia cease to be ridiculed by her classmates But she s got important things to think about now she and StinkStefan have their own theories about the missing girls partly inspired by the scary stories old Herr Schiller tells them over incredibly thick strong coffee As the two children embark on their own investigation they draw ever closer to the adult world as they stumble innocently onto the truthGrant is originally British lived for a time in Bad M nstereifel and now lives in Brussels Belgium I don t know that I took Pia s mother to be representative of Grant but I could definitely see her sympathising and being able to write the character and her growing pissed off edness uite easily With Pia looking on slow to understand the arguments between her German father and English mother her mother s growing hatred for this small town the small minded gossip and the growing danger that her own daughter could very well be next it all felt very real I wanted to read a born and bred German author for this challenge but I had recently heard about this book through Alex and really wanted to read it without looking into where the author was from I have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand I thought it was very finely written with an interesting mix of old and new blending history and gothic horror stories with a realistic family life On the other hand I had trouble with the prose itself it s articulate it s intelligent it s very fine but this relatively short novel took me uite a while to read because I couldn t sink into it There was always this short brick wall between me and it that I stumbled against or a strong hand pushing against my chest holding me back from connecting with it It s one of those cases where an author s style just didn t click with your brain it happensI still enjoyed the book but part of the problem was Pia I don t know whether it s just the way she s written or because she s ten and then eleven but I struggled with her narrative voice Pia is telling the story as an older teen about 17 looking back on this time in her life so you can forgive the mature narration for that fact The scattering of German words throughout is explained at the very end when the older Pia mentions that she can t remember much German any only odd words and phrases I found this to be incredibly sad for Pia I didn t realise there was a glossary at the back until I was halfway through because it was buried under sample chapters from her new book that looked to be the end of this one and I don t read the end of a book first ever that would have been helpful to know about earlierThe book is set in 1999 before mobile phones and the internet as in before the internet was what it is today back then there was very little on it and it was pretty useless and with the uaint setting with its old world charm and all the old ghost stories it has the feel of an older place an older story When Pia leaves Germany for a summer holiday visit with her gran in Middlesex England it s almost like a jolt it s easy to forget that while all this is going on in Bad M nstereifel the rest of the world is still out there and it s a different place in many ways The town an old historic spa town that looks very picturesue I looked it up is very much a character in its own right one that Pia feels very attached to even if she hates that everyone knows each other and each other s business Which leads me to gossip gossip is a character too perhaps captured best by Frau Kessel the biggest busybody of all the busybodies who takes a kind of cruel pleasure in knowing everything and being able to dangle things in front of people But she s not the only old biddy spy in the town In fact this is a story between the children in the town and the old people The past clashing with the present The young adults the parents anyone else they re barely present remaining on the periphery of the action It is very much a world seen through the eyes of a childThis is also a kind of gothic horror novel Sprinkled with juicy ghost stories told to Pia and Stefan by their 80 year old friend Herr Schiller it also has something of a nail biting climax It s a lengthy detailed ending that got a bit too long and overly detailed and while I could totally understand eleven year old Pia s inability to reconcile her understanding of a person with a new truth she did get annoyingly dense and behaved increasingly foolish I think that captures my problem with Pia I never really felt like I knew her or understood her so I wasn t very sympathetic towards her behaviour I would sometimes forget she was a child because of the sophisticated prose and then be jarringly reminded by her childish reactions or self absorbed dismissal of others Because Pia narrates it got confusingThe ending was unsatisfactory in another sense it wraps up fairly uickly after the climax which is fine but like the selfish younger Pia older Pia tells us nothing about Stefan whether she still talks to him or what and we don t know anything about her father or her mother and brother or how it s going in England all things that would have helped solidify Pia s character and helped with context And my curiosity After all why write a mystery and then leave readers hanging on such simple uestionsThe Vanishing of Katharina Linden isn t really about little girls disappearing or crime or mystery or acting detective It s a coming of age story than anything else a story of being a child in a town of mystery ghosts and a poorly buried past It has atmosphere but where it lost me was in the sense of the tourist Because Grant isn t a native German there s always to explain the German way Helpful yes but it also came across as a bit condescending I could explain it away by reminding myself again that Pia is narrating this from England where she s been living in the interim but you don t know that until the end and it doesn t change the fact that reading this made me feel like a tourist I wanted to vicariously visit Germany yes but not have attention drawn to that factSo like I said I have mixed feelings about this book Do I recommend it Sure especially if you like stories about child sleuths or nosy would be sleuths as the case is and ghost stories If you like murder mysteries that are clever and unpredictable this probably won t satisfy you it doesn t bother with that side of things since a whodunnit is secondary to Pia s personal story But if nothing else it brought to life a small old town in the mountains of Germany and I would very much like to see it Digital Minimalism tale she disappeared Ten year old Pia and her only friend Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man the unpopular StinkStefan suspect Slummy Mummy that Katharina has been spirited away by Boardwalk Empire the supernatural Their investigation is inspired by such local. 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Helen Grant ☆ 4 Read

Legends as that of Unshockable Hans visited by witches in the form of cats or of the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever Then another girl vanishes and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place one far away from fairy tales and perilously close to adulthoo. Pia Kolvenbach is known as the girl whose grandmother s head exploded in a freak accident at the Advent Dinner table Advent Candle met Aua Net hairspraythe rest was history with which Pia has to live every day When young girls start to disappear Pia and her trusty sidekick StinkStefan are on the case Two pariahs and the avuncular storyteller Herr Schiller explore the history of their village Bad Munstereifel through folk tales and gossip Eventually the dark side of the town begins to show itself and Pia begins to learn the hard lesson that people are not always what they seem to beI thought this was a novel of manners customs and small town life not unlike The Little Friend by Donna Tartt The ThrillerMystery angle took a back seat to the Town itselfThe missingvanished girls were a vital part of the story but so as a part of Pia s coming of age The pacing of the story was slow until the last 13 of the book The ending seemed a bit rushed to me but in hindsight i think it was right since the leisurely pace of the first 23 was good preparation for an ending that wasn t lurid yet still kept the pages turningPia Kolvenbach was not a precocious child by any means She was witty a bit of a smart aleck but all told she was just a kidtrying to deal with a situation where even the adults seemed to be at a loss Curious selfish petulant and persistant she carried this tale on noble 10 year old shoulders and lived to tell it years laterI enjoyed the book and gave it the rating I did for being both a coming of age storyand a mystery about Life itself as we grow into it RecommendedThis is a review of an ARC3 Stars Child Support that of Unshockable Hans visited by witches in 777 the Lost Blood the form of cats or of Know My Name the knight whose son is doomed Abandoned Alice to hunt forever Then another girl vanishes and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place one far away from fairy Map My Heart tales and perilously close Scandal to adulthoo. Pia Kolvenbach is known as The Fashion Condition the girl whose grandmother s head exploded in a freak accident at Embellish Me the Advent Dinner The Snakehead table Advent Candle met Aua Net hairspraythe rest was history with which Pia has Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light to live every day When young girls start The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to disappear Pia and her Truly Wilde trusty sidekick StinkStefan are on VEGAN ganz anders the case Two pariahs and Albert Reynolds the avuncular storyteller Herr Schiller explore An Infamous Army (Alastair, the history of Score! their village Bad Munstereifel Abela through folk A Sisters Secret tales and gossip Eventually Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the dark side of Butchers Crossing the Unchained Melanie town begins Olivias Luck to show itself and Pia begins Middle Class Problems to learn The City of London, Volume 2 the hard lesson Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible that people are not always what How We Lived Then they seem Top Tips for Fussy Eaters to beI Winnie Davis thought The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries this was a novel of manners customs and small The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded town life not unlike The Little Friend by Donna Tartt The ThrillerMystery angle The Tower took a back seat The Seeds of Time to The New Black the Town itselfThe missingvanished girls were a vital part of Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the story but so as a part of Pia s coming of age The pacing of Two Hours the story was slow until Finding Us (Finding, the last 13 of The Christmas Killer think it was right since The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination the leisurely pace of The Lost Revolution the first 23 was good preparation for an ending Marion Mahony Reconsidered that wasn The Girl in the Glass Tower t lurid yet still kept The Great Divide the pages The Lady and the Peacock turningPia Kolvenbach was not a precocious child by any means She was witty a bit of a smart aleck but all Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith told she was just a kidtrying The Real Deal to deal with a situation where even The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 the adults seemed The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories tale on noble 10 year old shoulders and lived The Winter of the Lions to The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 tell it years laterI enjoyed The Not So Invisible Woman the book and gave it A Short History of Egypt the rating I did for being both a coming of age storyand a mystery about Life itself as we grow into it RecommendedThis is a review of an ARC3 Stars


10 thoughts on “The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

  1. says:

    I was a bit late on the boat with this one but better late than never When this book came out it was very popular however I didn't know what to make of the summary and forgot about it Then as these things happen a copy ma

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    With all the hype surrounding the US publication of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden I was eagerly anticipating Helen Grant's debut Sadly the marketing copywriters are doing better work than the actual author and once halfway through the book I found myself impatiently waiting for the completion of a book that was decently written but poorly conceived The publisher would do well to stop likening it to other wo

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    One word to describe The Vanishing of Katharina Linden EngrossingMy interest in this book was piued when I saw it describ

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    Ten year old Pia Kolvenbach is known at school as the girl whose grandmother blew up Far from showing any sympathy to a girl whose Oma died on Christmas Day Pia endures taunts and the sudden absence of her friends The only person in her class brave enough to sit next to her in case it's catching is StinkStefan himself the most unpopular boy Pia becomes friends with him by dint of him following her around and b

  5. says:

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Grant’s novel and it still haunts me Wonderful creepy atmospheric mystery that would fit perfectly in the darkest collection of Grimms' folktales

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    I picked up this book simply because of the cover design Yes yes I know Don't judge a book by its cover But guess what That's what I do 9 times out of 10 Sue me I'm a designer It's what I notice first often than notThis is a great c

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    Pia Kolvenbach is known as the girl whose grandmother's head exploded in a freak accident at the Advent Dinner table Adven

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    I have been wondering Wondering why it sometimes happens that a novel will be published here as an adult novel and elsewhere as a young adult YA for readers anywhere from 12 to 16 years old novel The first time I noticed that was when the bookThe Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night Time came out Here in th

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    I usually listen to audiobooks only when I paint or when I do house chores Well I did not have enough house chores for this one and as I could absolutely not wait to get hours on the following days I ended up list

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    When someone tells you that a certain author is someone to watch I always feel a bit wary I want to experience the same sor