The silent, snow-covered streets of Oslo are a perfect scene of Christmas tranquillity. But over the tolling of bells for the last Sunday of Advent, a black note sounds. A boy's body washes up near the shoreline of the city's Aker Bridge. His corpse is bloated by the water, almost unrecognisable. Nobody has even bothered to report him missing.
One week later, the bishop of Bergen is found stabbed to death on a deserted street. Eva Karin Lysgaard is a popular public figure, a sixty-two year-old grandmother: why was she on a lone errand in the deserted city, on the night before Christmas?
Johanne Vik, criminal researcher and police profiler, is called in to untangle the motivation behind the bishop's murder. But with her husband at the head of this increasingly high-profile investigation, Vik's association with the case is under intense scrutiny. And why does Lysgaard's shocking death lead her towards the sad death of an unknown boy?
The fourth instalment in the gripping Vik/Stubo series.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 692 g
Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 33 mm
Lively, unusual and persuasive. Holt writes with the command we have come to expect from the top Scandinavian writers * The Times *
Anne Holt is a thriller writer of the highest order -- Liza Marklund
Step aside, Stieg Larsson, Holt is the queen of Scandinavian crime thrillers. * Red Magazine *
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I enjoyed this more then 1222 and will most likely be going back to read the previous 3 books in this series now. Similar themes to 1222 from what I remember but the key characters were good and had some depth.
When a Bishop is murdered, noone can work out why, she was popular and happy. Could it be related to the other murders popping up?
As usual for Anne Holt the plot is interesting enough to keep you gripped. I find... More
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