Massimiliano Maini - The Headhunter
A series of unsolved murders shakes the city of Milan. No clues, no motive, no murder weapon: the police investigate only on the basis of the discovery of the bodies of several horribly decapitated women. What all the victims have in common, however, is an appointment, a job interview with a headhunter and a photographer who is always at the crime scene. The case seems unsolved and Inspector Pontremoli's career is at a crossroads: is it better to rely on instinct or try to get inside the headhunter's head and think and act as if he were the murderer? Psychological and emotional thriller, set among the business world, and well-known places in the Milanese, Turin and Roman metropolis, succeeds with its continuous twists and turns, to keep the reader in suspense, and challenge him in the constant search for the motive and the murderer. The frequent change of perspective and the noir atmospheres of the settings lead the reader to share the emotional states, thoughts and feelings of the victim, the murderer and the inspector, making readers to feel as if they're part of the story. The finale is by no means, a foregone conclusion and takes us back to the classics of the genre where nothing is as it seems.