ISBN 9780241389560 – Michael Joseph – Penguin UK Hardback 400 pp – August 2019
Having worked as a police officer and head of investigations before becoming a full time writer, J rn Lier Horst has established himself as one of the most successful authors to come out of Scandinavia. His books have sold over two million copies in his native Norway alone and he’s published in twenty-six languages. The Wisting series is being adapted for TV by the producers behind Wallander and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The second instalment in the Cold Case Quartet from one of Scandinavia’s most successful writers.
Politician Bernhard Clausen has been found dead in his cabin on the Norwegian coast.
The police discover a piece of explosive information which could put the whole nation’s future at risk. In a frantic search for answers they discover a web of lies which conceal the secrets to a series of cold cases. The police soon realise that to uncover the truth these cases need to be solved. And quickly.
Chief Inspector William Wisting, together with Kripos investigator Adrian Stiller, delve into Clauren’s past and soon find that his interests lay less in Norway’s political world, and more in its dark, and deadly, criminal underbelly.