One of the most arresting thrillers I've read for years. Hypnotic! Aichner plumbs the darkest depths of the human psyche in this compelling tale of a female undertaker. As a mother, Blum is touching and relatable. But as a vengeful wife determined to hunt down her husband's killers... Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
Fast, edgy and gripping . . . full of quirks, with a conflicted heroine as killer at its heart. Do not miss it.
Blum is a great character and when Aichner's ghost-train plot ends in the only place it can - a crematorium - you feel like cheering
There is a wicked and thrilling high concept to the story, lots of action, and a sexy and dangerous female protagonist.
European crime fiction at its best
Aichner has a talent for keeping readers hooked - this is a gripping read and the character of Blum lives long in the mind.
An inventive, forceful, engrossing revenge thriller
A wonderful thriller about love and retribution - playful, dark and dangerous - I read it in one sitting
Completely enthralling. A beautifully written novel that really gets into the psyche of the female vigilante . . . I certainly hope that we hear more from this promising young Austrian author
Woman of the Dead is a horrifying thriller with strong links to Jeff Linday's Dexter . . . Aichner's character is so strongly realised that, like Dexter, the reader wills her on to succeed. Woman of the Dead will surprise as it horrifies.
Aichner is one of the stars of Austrian crime fiction. This strongly written bestseller synthesises elements from Kill Bill and the Lisbeth Salander books to grimly mesmerising effect.
An ironclad guarantee of sleepless nights
an inventive, forceful, engrossing revenge thriller