It had put strain on his marriage — he separated from his wife in — but he could not let it go. He felt he owed it to his parents, to himself, even to the German public, to pursue the truth.
So he came up with a plan. It was a legal ruse: since Mazurek would defend the case on the basis that he was wrongfully convicted and so could not be considered responsible, the court would have to reconsider the facts of the criminal trial before coming to a conclusion.
After the psychiatrist confirmed it was, the case finally went ahead in It dragged on for more than two years. Unlike with the criminal trial, where the media focus was on Mazurek, it was now on Michael. He found himself having to explain to his pupils in his music and religion classes, who knew him as a reserved, kind teacher, why they were seeing his face in the newspapers and on TV.
He took journalists to Eching, and into the forest where Ursula was kidnapped. As the civil trial went on, it became clear that he was not the only person with doubts about the original verdict.
Appearing for the defence was a retired physicist and amateur sound expert named Bernd Haider, who had built his first tape recorder from scratch in the s and lived in a village just a few miles from Eching. He vividly remembered the coverage of the crime from , though he had never heard of Mazurek before his arrest.
Haider had followed the trial in the media and, like Michael, was highly sceptical about the tape-recorder evidence. When I visited Haider this spring, the borrowed tape recorder was still in his loft. Towards the end of the civil case, Michael gained another ally. In London, a German academic named Barbara Zipser read an article online about his efforts to get to the truth.
Zipser was a child in Germany when Ursula was kidnapped, and recalled the horror she felt then. In terms of its impact, it was the German equivalent of the Madeleine McCann case , Zipser told me when we met this year. Zipser analysed the words used, and the writing style. Whoever composed the ransom notes was well educated, she said, a native speaker pretending to be a foreigner by writing in broken German.
Her opinion only hardened after she went to meet Michael in Germany, and spent many hours going through the case files with him. It was a victory that to Michael represented a loss, since to arrive at the decision the judges first needed to agree with the criminal court that Mazurek, together with an unidentified accomplice, was indeed the man who had kidnapped Ursula.
Could it be that the Augsburg legal system is not actually interested in solving the case of Ursula Herrmann, the death of my little sister? I like her independence and how she can defend herself against the big bad wolf.
She is feisty, loving I promise to be brutally honest with my opinion, but it should not be taken as fact. She is feisty, loving, and refreshing, especially compared to the weak female leads that are out there in plenty of books.
She defies the notion of a damsel in distress, because even though she is in danger, she is the only one who can protect her. She is self-sufficient, but also a little boy crazy. But hey! She has never before laid her eyes on a real boy in the flesh before. The only reason why her character is not getting five stars is her never ending saucy tongue. She never stopped making fun of people and being rude. I found her to be the ultimate mean girl and I mentally distanced myself from her.
Her attitude kept me from really getting close to her and identifying with her as well. Strong Minor Characters: I found all the minor characters really boring and uninteresting, except old man Winter.
Other than that, they all seemed like bad guys to me. The Setting: The setting in this book is not all that interesting or intriguing. I did not enjoy the places or the descriptions. It was a let down from the previous books that I have recently read that were very good, when it came to the setting. Every author has redeeming qualities; however, nothing really redeems this book in my eyes, when every page I read, I encountered a problem. The Plot: Is it just me or does this book contain zero plot whatsoever?
I could not for the life of me find a plot in this book. There was not much substance, except in the blood and gore. Two things that made this novel worth reading for the fight scenes; otherwise, there was not much action or much plot.
I think the no action of it contributed to the no plot aspect. It seems like I only have negative things to say, but I cannot really think of anything good about it, never mind great. The Artwork: The cover is not ugly, but it is not exactly eye-catching either. The title is what got me to read the story and buy it. The Writing: It has been a long while since I have read a book as poorly edited as this one.
There were so many grammatical mistakes that it literally drove me insane to the point where I would have to take breaks from this book, in order to avoid smashing my kindle fire to smithereens. There were places where instead of a , there would be a random 3 hanging in there, not centered or anything. The misspelling of names that were spelt right, and then wrong were everywhere. The writing style was definitely unique and stuck out to me for all the wrong reasons.
I was too distracted by all of the mistakes some missing periods as well to enjoy the story, which did not seem like much of a story. Maybe, I was too distracted to tell or no longer cared, whatever is the case, I did not find the writing enjoyable whatsoever and this book was supposed to be a fun read for me. The Dialogue: …I do not know how to put this delicately, but the dialogue was really stilted and boring to me.
The only interesting part that soon got annoying is the saucy language from Sienna…but then she never stopped talking that way and it seriously irked me.
With the big bad wolf, the language was very crude and sexual. There should be a warning in this book about mature content, especially since this might appeal to a younger audience.
Might read the second book, if it was for free to see how the story ends, but otherwise, I am not interested. Sep 15, bird rated it liked it. I'm giving this book 3. I didn't like a long list of things though. I thought this book sounded epic and it was free so I downloaded it to read one afternoon.
I couldn't get past the first twenty pages despite the good writing and seemingly kick-butt heroine. I was sure that this book was going to be a train wreck. From the ashes of her desperation, she must master the metahuman powers at her command and finally tame the souls that share her body for one ultimate purpose - revenge against the ones who destroyed her life. Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded.
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