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Together with her one-year-old daughter, Maja, single mother Sofie Lund moves into the house she inherited from her grandfather. Sofie has such painful memories that she has had every trace of the old man removed - every trace but a locked safe that has been bolted to the basement floor.
Inside the safe Sofie finds something shocking that will also become crucial evidence in a case that has plagued Inspector William Wisting for a long time. To follow this lead, though, he must cut across important loyalties and undermine confidence in the police force.
©2016 Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"In the finest class of Scandinavian noir." (Caro Ramsay)
"Jørn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today." (Sunday Times )
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By Paul on 10-02-16

Boring, predictable and pedantic

I am a fan of the narrator. He did a great job in the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, but he really didn't have much to work with here. The book is a "procedural" and it is just that. All process no substance or suspense.

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By Donna Seidel on 06-12-16

It is OK

This book 's strength is in the unraveling of police procedural errors. Too many unsavory characters involved in the ugly life of crime are less than interesting for my taste. Bit it is a good detective story.

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6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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By r100gser on 07-10-16

quite a good book,

this book was no littery masterpiece, but it was entertaining, I would buy books by this author again. At first the narration does not seem very good,but if you stick with for a little while you will become a fan of Saul Riechlin and the gentle way he tells the story

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By Gordon Brown on 01-16-18

Excellent storyline, well performed by Reichlin

As usual Horst keeps you guessing until the end. Another entertaining performance by Reichlin too.

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By robert drowley hampton park on 01-29-17

Exceptional

Best book I have come across in a long time. Clever, involved plot and great characters. Just hoping he will write many more books.

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