Vera Stupenea is a writer and influencer. She was born in Siberia (Russia) in 1973 and moved to the Netherlands in 1997.
When an attractive young woman called Veronica Pauw goes missing, her friend, Martine, reports her disappearance to the police. DC Pieter Gravemaker soon pinpoints where Veronica was last seen: at a dating agency for the well-to-do called High Class Dating.
Stupenea has a pleasant writing style and is a dab hand at code-switching between young adults and adults in her dialogues. Her novel is well structured, exciting, direct and romantic. Moord om de Hoek (‘Murder round the Corner’) features a number of erotic scenes which the author describes with a combination of honesty and tastefulness. Stupenea complements all this with a deft, fastidious pen and a plot that is full of surprises.
In conclusion, Moord om de Hoek (‘Murder round the Corner’) is an outstanding debut that is most definitely moreish!
By Hanneke Tinor-Centi, owner of HT-C Communicatie en Marketing, literary agent, book marketeer and reviewer.