The Absent One
New York Times bestseller Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the second book in his electrifying Department Q series. In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s... show more
New York Times bestseller Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the second book in his electrifying Department Q series. In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck—or readers—expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects—part of a group of privileged boarding-school students—confessed and was convicted. But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren’t the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head. Every bit as pulse-pounding as the book that launched the series, The Absent One delivers further proof that Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the world's premier thriller writers.
Publish date: August 21st 2012
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
Series: Department Q (#2)
I don't know if it was because I had longed to go back to reading or what, but I LOVED this book! It wasn't as mysterious as the first one, but what it lacked in suspense, it had in all the small details that make a great book. The second installment of the Department Q series brings us together onc...
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Original title: Fasandræberne I'd like to make a note about the covers of the English edition, they really don't look like detective covers to me. If I saw this in a bookshop, I'd probably think it was a novel... I’ve read the first book in the Q-series years ago, but somehow there never seeme...
Also published under the title "Disgrace"Book 2, in the Department Q seriesWe learnt in the first installment that Department Q was set up the handle cold cases with Carlo Morck, a prickly Copenhagen Deputy Det., to lead it. This follow-up is quite different to the first case he tackled. This story ...
After reading the third book in Q department series and loving it, I read the first book in series and liked it, so, of course, I read the second book as well. And it left me somewhat disappointed. There are two things going on in this part: there is 20 years old crime to solve; and young secret...