Friday, August 02, 2013

The Absent One

The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

This is the second in the series that features Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases.

A brother and sister were murdered 20 years ago and a criminal confessed to the crime but all is not what it seems. The crime involved a group from a privileged boarding school. Morck sets off to investigate this group and finds they belong to a exclusive hunting club with the exception of Kimmie.

Kimmie is now a homeless woman living off the streets and avoiding her friends and evading the police because she has all the secrets.

Back once again is the assistant Assad who takes a bigger hand in helping with the investigation and added to the mix is Rose who has created a stir in another department and been shifted to Dept Q and out of the way.

This is another great story but should be read in series order for greater insight into the characters. There was not quite as much humour in this one and I did miss that.

First Line: "Another shot echoed over the treetops."


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