Detective Carl Mørck and his colleagues Assad and Rose must use all of their resources to uncover the horrifying truth in this heart-pounding Nordic thriller from the #1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen.
Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?
Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage—her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. But enough is enough. She will find out the truth, no matter the cost to her husband—or to herself...
A Conspiracy of Faith
I made the mistake of downloading this without first reading the summary, just to complete the Department Q series. Turns out I had already "read" this story - as Adler-Olsen's "Redemption", published a couple of months later and read by a much more skilled narrator (Steven Pacey).
This is a good demonstration of the narrator's impact on an Audiobook's success: Steven Pacey made Redemption entertaining and fun; Conspiracy of Faith felt like an ordeal after just 5 minutes. 4 stars for the story, reduced to 2 by the narration.
Download Redemption instead.
Conspiracy of Faith
I made the mistake of downloading this immediately after finishing The Absent One. This reader (Conspiracy of Faith) is no where near as skilled. He makes little attempt to change his voice for the various characters. I had to stop listening. I'll wait, listen to a few other audiobooks, then return to this one. My star rating has nothing to do with the story, since I haven't listened to it fully.