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THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR
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WINNER OF THE GLASS KEY AWARD
Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with his most captivating and suspenseful novel yet...
In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police cannot find any connection between the two victims. Across town a group of young women are being hunted down. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery.
Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors' expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After a breakdown, their colleague Rose is struggling to deal with the ghosts of her past - a past seemingly connected to one of the division's most sinister case-files. It is up to Carl, Assad and Gordon to unearth the dark and violent truth plaguing Rose before it is too late.
Translated by William Frost
Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.
Scottish actor Malcolm returns to ably narrate the latest installment of the Department Q series by bestselling Danish crime novelist Adler-Olsen. The series stars Carl M rck, the cantankerous middle-age head of Copenhagen's Department Q, a neglected cold-case division housed in the basement of police headquarters. As the book opens, M rck and his team are investigating several unpromising and seemingly unrelated cases, which turn out to be linked. They're also facing budget cuts, bureaucratic rivalries, and the disappearance of a mentally ill colleague. The book's many subplots keep the listener attuned, and the resolutions are satisfying. Malcolm is an excellent stand-in for M rck in both tone and temperament, and he also skillfully represents the book's other characters, many of whom are young women. He's called upon to employ a range of accents, including German and Icelandic, and rises to the challenge. This seventh outing for M rck will delight Adler-Olsen's many fans, and Malcolm once again delivers as narrator. A Dutton hardcover.