Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Genre: Thriller, Department Q Series #4
Personal Rating: 4.25/5 (very good +)
Yearly Count: 7
In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark.
More than twenty years later, Detective Carl Mørck already has plenty on his mind when he is presented with the case of a brothel owner, a woman named Rita, who went missing in the eighties: New evidence has emerged in the case that destroyed the lives of his two partners the case that sent Carl to Department Q.
But when Carl’s assistants, Assad and Rose, learn that numerous other people disappeared around the same weekend as Rita, Carl takes notice. As they sift through the disappearances, they get closer and closer to Curt Wad, who is more determined than ever to see the vision of his youth take hold and whose brutal treatment of Nete and others like her is only one small part of his capacity for evil.
This series is SO good!!! I have to admit though, I was a little confused in the beginning and had difficulty settling in. I'm fairly certainly that was my fault (due to other books going at the same time), and I'm getting a wee bit tired of flashbacks. Despite that, I knew from the get-go that it was of the same caliber as the others in this series and needed to get past myself. I was not disappointed!
Carl, Assad and Rose are such interesting characters (as a team and individually), and their cases are just as intriguing. Mr. Adler-Olsen keeps you glued to the pages and wanting more. I can't wait for the next one!
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