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A Darker State ➸ A Darker State Free ➮ Author David Young – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk For the Stasi, it s not just the truth that gets buried The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake Karin M ller, newly appointed Major of the People s Police, is called to investigate For the Stasi, it s not just the truth that gets buried The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake Karin M ller, newly appointed Major of the People s Police, is called A Darker MOBI :Ú to investigate But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the StasiThen, when the son of M ller s team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead M ller and her young family into real dangerCan she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it s too late.

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • A Darker State
  • David Young
  • English
  • 28 April 2017
  • 1785763938

About the Author: David Young

David Young was born near Hull and after dropping out of a Bristol University science degree studied Humanities at Bristol Polytechnic specialising in Modern History Temporary jobs cleaning ferry toilets and driving a butcher s van were followed A Darker MOBI :Ú by a career in journalism with provincial newspapers, a London news agency, and the BBC s international newsrooms where he led news teams for the World Service radio and World TVDavid was a student on the inaugural Crime Thriller MA at City University winning the course prize in for his debut novel Stasi Child and now writes full time in his garden shed In his spare time, he s a keen supporter of Hull City AFCStasi Child is the first of three books in the Oberleutnant Karin M ller series set in s communist East Germany bought by the UK arm of Swedish publisher Bonnier by former Quercus CEO Mark Smith It reached the top bestsellers onKindle, was number one bestseller ins Historical Fiction chart, and has been optioned for TV by Euston Films Minder, The Sweeney etc Translation rights have so far been sold to France.



10 thoughts on “A Darker State

  1. Cold War Conversations Podcast Cold War Conversations Podcast says:

    Excellent and compelling crime novel with the added bonus of being set in the former East Germany.This is episode 3 of this fascinating police procedural, however each book works as a standalone.What sets it apart from others is the unusual location, combined with the ideology, bureaucracy and secrecy that Oberleutnant Karin M ller and her team have to deal with In this story M ller has been promoted to run a serious crimes unit and quickly has a difficult case on the border with Poland This st Excellent and compelling crime novel with the added bonus of being set in the former East Germany.This is episode 3 of this fascinating police procedural, however each book works as a standalone.What sets it apart from others is the unusual location, combined with the ideology, bureaucracy and secrecy that Oberleutnant Karin M ller and her team have to deal with In this story M ller has been promoted to run a serious crimes unit and quickly has a difficult case on the border with Poland This story lives up to its title, showing a darker side of the GDR that challenges Karin s belief in the GDR and her personal loyalties as well as the looming influence of the Stasi blocking enquiries and influencing the investigation There s various different timelines at play here, so you need to keep your wits about you, but I found this a real page turner.David Young knows East Germany well There s some great details that would appear insignificant to many not familiar with the period or the politics As a result the book portrays a fascinating landscape where David Young s research captures well the feel and the smell of 1970 s East Germany It s well worth reading his notes at the end about how the book developed and his research.However, it s worth not losing sight that it s also a great crime novel with a richly detailed and complex female lead According to David he s contracted for another two books and I m very much looking forward to the further adventures of Karin M ller.If you like police procedurals, strong female characters, along with an Orwellian landscape then I recommend this.I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review

  2. Christine Christine says:

    David Young s award winning Eastern German historical series returns with a very welcome, brand new instalment For anyone who does not remember the cold war years, this is your chance to get behind the iron curtain and to discover a different era 1976 communist Eastern Germany This was when Germany was divided and half of it was enclosed behind a wall Young has made this era his own.Karin Muller returns in A Darker State which follows on beautifully from Stasi Child and Stasi Wolf.The stor David Young s award winning Eastern German historical series returns with a very welcome, brand new instalment For anyone who does not remember the cold war years, this is your chance to get behind the iron curtain and to discover a different era 1976 communist Eastern Germany This was when Germany was divided and half of it was enclosed behind a wall Young has made this era his own.Karin Muller returns in A Darker State which follows on beautifully from Stasi Child and Stasi Wolf.The story begins with an unexpected promotion for Muller Muller returns from maternity leave to a new job as Major within the People s Police Her old deputy, Werner Tilner follows her A promotion should mean that Muller haspower and self determination in the police However we are in Eastern Germany and it s 1976 This means her every breath is watched by the Stasi, the official state security for the German Democratic Republic GDR Big Brother is watching, taking note and is ready to pounce A cold war surveillance state Brutal and terrifying Your neighbour could be reporting you Your family could be spying on you.Muller and her small murder squad team of Tilner and Schmidt, get a brand new case to focus on The body of a teenage boy is discovered, who appears to have been asphyxiated Very quickly, there is pressure from the Stasi to stop investigating and to cover up the murder Within Muller s team, Schmidt is struggling with the disappearance of his eighteen year old son It appears that these two cases are connected Will Muller manage to piece the clues together to trace Schmidt s son Will the Stasi allow her to get to the truth Once again, I am full of admiration for David Young and the world he creates in A Darker State It feels very real and exciting From the vans watching Muller to the hidden microphones in her flat, we really understand this is a dangerous time, Careless talk costs lives Muller is happy to live in this system She sees the flaws, as well as the positive side The country is as corrupt as any other She pays the price for independent thinking and for not following the rules The Stasi do not trust her In this system, trust is in short supply.Young gives us a story with a fascinating modern twist It echoes back to the darker side of German history This is a murder mystery, in a dark land of fear This is the third story for Muller The writing is as powerful as ever The atmosphere, as intriguing and chilling, as you could imagine The authenticity shines through, from the author s intricate research and attention to detail This series goes from strength to strength.Tremendous, thrilling and ever so ish.Highly recommended

  3. Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks) Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks) says:

    T W Mentions of Suicide, Suicide attempt, minor violenceI won a copy of the book through a giveaway on Readers First so thank you to them for picking me as one of the winners I hadn t read the first two books of this series however from my star rating above, I ve decided that I am not interested to carry on reading them Set in Berlin during the Cold War, a body of a teen boy is pulled from a lake, he has been brutally murdered Karin Muller who has just returned after having twins is asked to T W Mentions of Suicide, Suicide attempt, minor violenceI won a copy of the book through a giveaway on Readers First so thank you to them for picking me as one of the winners I hadn t read the first two books of this series however from my star rating above, I ve decided that I am not interested to carry on reading them Set in Berlin during the Cold War, a body of a teen boy is pulled from a lake, he has been brutally murdered Karin Muller who has just returned after having twins is asked to investigate who murdered the boy and why the killer killed him Things get turned upside down when another boy goes missing, the son of one of Muller s close team members With two mysteries to solve, time is running out and secrets will be unravelled Although I liked the historical atmosphere, I just couldn t really connect with the storyline It was a book I was close to DNF ing but decided to carry on to the end as this was a book for review It just wasn t for me, if you do like thrillers set during the Cold War then you may like this one

  4. Ivana - Diary of Difference Ivana - Diary of Difference says:

    Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest 1 Stasi Child Not Read 2 Stasi Wolf Not Read 3 A Darker State 4 Stasi 77 Not Read 5 Stasi Winter Not Read For the Stasi, it s not just the truth that gets buried .The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake Karin M ller, newly appointed Major of the People s Police, is called to investigate But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi.Then, wh Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest 1 Stasi Child Not Read 2 Stasi Wolf Not Read 3 A Darker State 4 Stasi 77 Not Read 5 Stasi Winter Not Read For the Stasi, it s not just the truth that gets buried .The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake Karin M ller, newly appointed Major of the People s Police, is called to investigate But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi.Then, when the son of M ller s team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead M ller and her young family into real danger.Can she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it s too late I have mixed feelings about A Darker State Karin M ller 3It has been sitting on my shelf for a very long time, and when I finally managed to read it, I thought I would be in for a treat, for something special But it wasn t special I did enjoy a bit of the mystery, but it is most certainly not a favourite of mine Apparently, this is the third book of a series, and the books can be read as standalone The only thing they have in common is the character and how it develops throughout the books From the very beginning, the book came across as unrealistic Karin has recently become a mother, and she is just getting back to her job, when suddenly, she is being promoted as the Major of the People s Police and is put on a very dangerous case Now I don t know about your police forces, but ours would certainly not promote a person just like that Karin s character was too forced upon me. At least that is how I felt Like I needed to like her, and I needed to respect her And I just wasn t having it She was not really that good of a character Maybe it s because I missed on reading the previous two books and don t know her well enough And maybe she was just a poor creation.I didn t enjoy the political webs and plotting I think I prefer a muchrealistic, straight up mystery novel There was a huge lack of mystery drama, suspense, excitement or fear, which I think was crucial for me rate this book low There were only a few actual scenes where the scene was discussed and the causes of death, etc I wish there werescenes like this, rather than mysterious conversation with politicians and secretive tycoons.I loved the author s writing and description, but I don t think his style fits my preference, so I don t think I will be reading anybooks from this series Let me know if you have read it I would love to know what you think.Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest

  5. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    Another really excellent addition to this series Review to follow on blog tour.

  6. Abby Slater- Fairbrother Abby Slater- Fairbrother says:

    For the Stasi It s not just the truth that gets buried .Under the secrecy and fear of a communist state, a murderer lurks The prologue opens with one armed Polish dog walker Kazimierz Wojcik stumbling across, the rat covered dead body of a young male, in a dark lake It is within this terrifying political climate, that the man, even fears calling in the dead body to the police Keep you head down keep out of trouble That s how Kazimierz had survived all these years, and he wasn t about For the Stasi It s not just the truth that gets buried .Under the secrecy and fear of a communist state, a murderer lurks The prologue opens with one armed Polish dog walker Kazimierz Wojcik stumbling across, the rat covered dead body of a young male, in a dark lake It is within this terrifying political climate, that the man, even fears calling in the dead body to the police Keep you head down keep out of trouble That s how Kazimierz had survived all these years, and he wasn t about to change It is an eerie prologue that really sets the tone and pace of this historical novel The author has done an outstanding job, of bringing 1976 East Berlin alive The novel is set within six months of 1976 With alternate chapters alternating the various months The novel has many factual and historically accurate references But the central theme is the skilfully woven, crime fiction plot One dead boy and another missing Things are about to get difficult for tough police major Karin Muller.Karin Muller is the newly appointed major of the serious crimes department in Keibelstrasse Working alongside her deputy Werner Tilsner Each having received double promotions But is thereto this career fast tracking than meets the eye At the crime scene the pathologist quickly determines the body to have suffered fatal asphyxiation There is a bizarre tattoo on the body and a sock stuffed down the throat of the victim The police are left withquestions than leads The novel then jumps to six months previously Where we meet Markus a bullied young student We become aware that he is the son of a police man He is helpless in his efforts to defend himself Until one day Oskar steps in and fends off the bullies Having found a new and only friend, Markus believes his life is about to become a lot less lonely The body from the lake is finally identified as Dominik Nadel Where the police officers believe his identification may throw up some clues It only leads to further mysteries Dominik appears to have led a sheltered life He works at the local steel works and has hobbies such as football and a motorbike club It is only when Karin appeals to the coach s gentler side Then he reveals crucial secrets surrounded Dom s lifestyle and the motor bike club he is a member of.Karin s personal life has changed, this is her first case back after her return from her twin s birth She is exhausted and blames herself for her long working hours away from her children It is during this time, that the cracks begin to show in her relationship with Emil He is distant and cold towards her With everything Karin has going on, she does not even feel welcomed in her own home The case continues at a slow burning pace, but the alternative chapters keep you on your toes We learnabout Dom s activities prior to his death Whilst also watching Markus fall in love for the first time.The novel deals with some exceptionally moving themes The manipulation of individuals, to achieve state goals Also, the vile abuses a country can carry out on its own citizens I think the author is very brave to address the concept within the historical era It cannot have been an easy task But he has delivered a thought provoking and complex 5 novel Karin Muller is an awesome protagonist and I look forward to the next novels in the Stasi series

  7. Richard Richard says:

    A clever and original novel Through the historical fiction set against thesinister aspects of the former Communist state of East Germany the author can raise contemporary issues in a unique way.David Young writes with insight and fictional liberty to combine fact with what ifs and challenge political assumptions and reveal policing in a conflicted state.Young s brilliant detective is female, not so unusual in this socialist regime but deemed too young and inexperienced, placed under dures A clever and original novel Through the historical fiction set against thesinister aspects of the former Communist state of East Germany the author can raise contemporary issues in a unique way.David Young writes with insight and fictional liberty to combine fact with what ifs and challenge political assumptions and reveal policing in a conflicted state.Young s brilliant detective is female, not so unusual in this socialist regime but deemed too young and inexperienced, placed under duress further by being over promoted and set up for a crash.Unfortunately, she has the heart and mind of a thorough investigator, she cannot by side tracked or silenced So, the secret police desiring an unopposed approach to law and order through fear and threat have a strong adversary believing in justice and truth.This is played out cleverly as Karin M ller is at heart a loyal socialist and faithful public servant.In this case she is confronted by the Stasi riding rough shod over personal choice and morality to advance the state goals to the detriment of individual freedom and political fair play.Interwoven into this compelling plot is the tension of one of their own, being potentially caught up in the conspiracy and life being in grave danger.I loved the writing as in the previous 2 books in this series I would happily have given it a higher rating but for the confusing chronological sequencing which at times made for a confusing and disruptive reading experience However, I am sure when I re read this novel the quality of the author s skill and accomplishment will shine through I look with increased anticipation to book 4 as Karin life becomesconfusing and uncertain even as she discovers her own upbringing You feel revelations are coming and you worry for this courageous woman and loving mother

  8. Col Col says:

    Synopsis blurb.For the Stasi, it s not just the truth that gets buriedThe body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake Karin M ller, newly appointed Major of the People s Police, is called to investigate But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi.Then, when the son of M ller s team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast le Synopsis blurb.For the Stasi, it s not just the truth that gets buriedThe body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake Karin M ller, newly appointed Major of the People s Police, is called to investigate But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi.Then, when the son of M ller s team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead M ller and her young family into real danger.Can she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it s too late Praise for the Karin M ller series Masterful an intricate, absorbing page turner Daily Express Superb A thrilling Cold War mystery that reminded me of Robert Harris at his best Mason Cross My takeA Darker State brings a murder mystery set in East Germany at the height of the Cold War Apart from a bit of espionage in the form of Brian Freemantle s Charlie Muffin, it s not a place I have visited in my fiction reading After this one, I ll definitely be returning with David Young and Karin Muller and her team.The murder mystery itself would be interesting enough a young man s body has washed up on the banks of a river the bindings on the body ruling out accidental drowning Factor in the setting East Berlin a society where the State has its eyes and ears everywhere in the form of the Stasi and there s another level of intrigue and tension in the narrative.Muller has been newly promoted and has a new flat to go with her position She s a Major in the People s Police, an almost single mother of twins with an on off troubled relationship with their father and a full time baby minder in the form of her grandmother, who lives with her and the father of the twins some of the time Muller and her team, comprising Tilsner her deputy and a forensic officer, Schmidt start investigating the death Before too long there s interference and pressure from a couple of Stasi officers With Muller refusing to give up on the investigation, especially as it may have a connection to Schmidt s son a troubled young man who has gone missing the Stasi pull rank and assume responsibility for the case Muller s boss circumvents that by allowing the team to investigate the disappearance of Markus Schmidt.The narrative dips back and forward in time during 1976 and we get a perspective from our missing lad which helps piece together the puzzle.I really enjoyed this one Politics, paranoia and suspicion pervade the narrative There are references to previous cases A Darker State is the third book in the series which intrigued rather than irritated me Muller negotiates a minefield, where the ire of the State can be brought to bear at any minute with little regard for natural justice Favours, secrets and influence gets traded before we get answers.Tense, intelligent and not just a little frightening, A Darker State is a fascinating peep behind the Iron Curtain and the workings of an imperfect state.David Young has a new fan and the two earlier books in the series have been added to the TBR pile Stasi Child and Stasi Wolf.5 from 5David Young has his website here.http stasichild.blogspot.co.uk p abRead in February, 2018Published 2018Page count 384Source review copy from publisher, Bonnier ZaffreFormat paperbackhttps col2910.blogspot.co.uk 2018 0

  9. Paula Paula says:

    This is an excellent series,but it doesn t get the readership or the praise it deserves.Unfair,considering so much trash gets rave reviews.

  10. Patricia Patricia says:

    4.5 stars rounded to 5Book 3 in the Karin Muller series I call it the Stasi series since it takes place in the 1970 s in East Berlin The Stasi is the secret police who watches everyone and everything Comrade Major Karin Muller has just been promoted to Major in the People s Police Her new unit, Serious Crimes, is to work in collaboration with the Stasi But no one works with the Stasi, everyone obeys the Stasi whether consciously or not Karin is trying to solve a murder case while also wor 4.5 stars rounded to 5Book 3 in the Karin Muller series I call it the Stasi series since it takes place in the 1970 s in East Berlin The Stasi is the secret police who watches everyone and everything Comrade Major Karin Muller has just been promoted to Major in the People s Police Her new unit, Serious Crimes, is to work in collaboration with the Stasi But no one works with the Stasi, everyone obeys the Stasi whether consciously or not Karin is trying to solve a murder case while also working with the Stasi who has other outcomes in mind Excellent addition to the series

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