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  • Location: Amsterdam, London, Berkshire (Broadmoor)

The Girl Who Broke the Rules

The Girl Who Broke the Rules

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2000s:  From the red light district of Amsterdam to the halls of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, this is not going to be an easy case for the police

  • ISBN: B00U5NU62E
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Chief Inspector van den Bergen has every right to be concerned. Two sex workers in Amsterdam have been found brutally murdered and mutilated and no one seems to know why. With the risk of the red light area disrupting into panic, he’s against the clock to try and find the killer.

Meanwhile, Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK’s most violent sex-offenders when she gets the call from van den Bergen to assist in his disturbing case.

The rising death toll forces George and van den Bergen to navigate the labyrinthine worlds of Soho strip-club sleaze and trans-national human trafficking. But then they get help from the most unexpected source – trouble is, he’s in Broadmoor…

Travel Guide


This is the side of Amsterdam you definitely don’t want to see. And we do see it from the eyes of one girl who gets taken by a client and then returned back to the red light area dead. The neon lights buzz in the windows and the scene is visceral and raw in the early hours ‘when only the water rats and the ghosts of Amsterdam Golden Age roamed those streets’

Faced with such a scene of barbarity, this is only the first to blacken the streets and cast a dark and dangerous shadow over the Amsterdam streets. Add to that the pot cafes and the insides of the dubious clubs and windows here and the picture forms of a dark dark insight into humanity. Oh and then there’s the morgue…


Land of the night clubs, bar, dens and a media group by the name of Skin Flicks. the over perfumed smell of the girls, the sticky floor from the spilled beer, the other girls limbering up on the poles. Grim


Silence of the Lambs territory – when George gets the chance to speak to Silas Holms there is palpable tension and darkness. The face of the serial killer  becomes real as if you yourself were in the room with him. Having the scenes set in a real life hospital with a reputation of its own heightens the already traumatic scenes. This is the most infamous hospital of its kind in the UK and is in Berkshire.

Streetview Maps

A) Amsterdam - Old Sailor Bar
F) England - Broadmoor

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