At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction. She will die first. Copenhagen detective Carl... show more
At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction. She will die first.
Copenhagen detective Carl Mørck’s been taken off homicide to run a newly created department for unsolved crimes. His first case concerns Merete Lynggaard, who vanished five years ago. Everyone says she’s dead. Everyone says it’s a waste of time. He thinks they’re right.
The voice in the dark is distorted, harsh and without mercy. It says the prisoner’s torture will only end when she answers one simple question. It is one she has asked herself a million times:
WHY is this happening?
źródło opisu: Penguin, 2011
źródło okładki: www.penguin.co.uk
Publish date: 28 kwietnia 2011
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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, Scandinavian Literature
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AUDIOBOOK5 Words: Brutal, slow, intense, horrific, blah.I didn't enjoy this at all to start. I wasn't so keen on the narrator and I wasn't keen at all on Carl. But then we were introduced to Merete and I couldn't put it down.But my, is it a long listen.I didn't like Carl and the way he consistently ...
Translated by Lisa Hartford.Dedication:Hanne Adler-Olsen. Without her, the world would run dry.Prologue opens: She scratched her fingertips on the smooth walls until they bled, and pounded her fists on the thick panes until she could no longer feel her hands.What an ending! Ordered #2
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