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I enjoy listening to audio-books by Norwegian, Jorn Lier Horst. My first book by Horst was "Dregs" which I thought was a very good debut. This second book is just as enjoyable, with some reservations. You can listen to these books in any order even though there is a recurring character, Inspector Wisting. I have researched Horst and discovered that he was previously a senior investigating officer in Norway. That makes sense because his stories appear to have lots of police procedural knowledge. I appreciate the numerous details about life in Norway. I see a great career for Horst and will use a credit for the next book. The narrator did a good job.
My reservations include the realization that sometimes the police are slow at solving obvious situations (it involves birds), there are quite a few coincidences, and the Norwegian names and places require that I concentrate or listen to some sections twice.
I ended up walking 2 extra miles today so that I could get to the end of the story. It was well worth it as there was a fun twist I wasn't expecting.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Not as dramatic as Jo Nesbo nor as funny as jussi Adler Olsen but still a good solid believable detective story.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
It's okay, it's nice, it's detailed and would make a good tv show but it's just that! Nice! Twee and a bit dull. Worth a listen and Saul narrates brilliantly as always but I'm sure even he must of got a bit sick of all the praising and perfect police work.
The story was a little lacking in excitement and suspense, not helped by a slightly stilted narration.