Set between the icy streets and dark forests of Norway, The Katharina Code is a heart-stopping story of one man's obsession with his coldest case. Atmospheric, gripping and suspenseful; this is Nordic Noir at its very best.
You loved Wallander, now meet Wisting . . .
'Horst, a former Norwegian police detective, is often compared to Sweden's Henning Mankell for his moody, sweeping crime dramas' NEW YORK TIMES
Katharina went missing twenty-four years ago.
Each year on the anniversary of her disappearance Chief Inspector William Wisting visits her husband, the man he could never help.
He re-reads her files, searching for the answer he could never find.
The code he could never solve.
This year is going to be different.
Another woman is missing.
And so is Katharina's husband.
Wisting has to find him, but is he rescuing a dear friend, or playing a deadly game?
SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES FROM THE PRODUCERS BEHIND WALLANDER AND THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
2018 Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year, Winner of the prestigious Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel & Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award
'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers' The Times
Jorn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today' The Sunday Times
'A well-crafted, atmospheric, character-driven thriller- I couldn't put it down!' Alex Dahl, author of The Boy At The Door
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
A well-crafted, atmospheric, character-driven thriller- I couldn't put it down! * Alex Dahl, author of The Boy At The Door *
Jorn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times *
Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers -- Marcel Berlin * The Times *
The Katharina Code is the best and most ingenious novel that Jorn Lier Horst has written thus far -- Tvedestrandsposten * Norway *
If you haven't already, introduce yourself to Norway's Chief Inspector William Wisting - you'll warm to him even though his patch can get pretty cold -- Jon Wise * Sunday Sport *
Jorn Lier Horst only gets better and better . . . The Katharina Code is a beautiful crime fiction story -- Stavanger Aftenblad * Norway *
The novel vibrates with anticipation all the way to the finish -- Dagbladet * Norway *
The author has employed literary devices one only rarely finds in a crime novel. And he's succeeded marvelously -- Tvedestrandsposten * Norway *
With The Katharina Code Jorn Lier Horst again delivers an excellent crime novel with a credible plot . . . All that remains is to declare that Jorn Lier Horst impresses again -- Ostlands-Posten * Norway *
The untangling [of the mystery], the tactics, and the climax keep the suspense at a solid Horst level -- Tronder Avisa * Norway *
Jorn Lier Horst has truly done it this time . . . Exceptionally well-executed -- Tonsbergs Blad * Norway *
Horst invites the readers to join the investigation in a credible manner that highlights professional practices [in the police] and generates a new kind of suspense -- Bok 365 * Norway *
Pure evil in a solid Wisting crime novel. /..../ Jorn Lier Horst delivers credible crime fiction as always * Norway *
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