By Thomas Enger
Uncovering type divisions, racial conflicts, and tangled feelings, this gritty, stunning
novel of suspense heralds the arriving of an enormous new talent.
Henning Juul is a veteran investigative crime reporter in Oslo, Norway. A awful fireplace killed his six-year-old son, minimize scars throughout his face, and ended his marriage, and on his first day again on the task after the negative tragedy a physique is came across in a single of the city’s public parks. a gorgeous lady university pupil has been stoned to loss of life and buried as much as her neck, her physique left bloody and uncovered. The brutality of the crime shakes the entire nation, yet regardless of his personal fresh trauma – and the truth that his ex-wife’s new boyfriend is additionally at the case - Henning is given the task. while the victim’s boyfriend, a Pakistani local, is arrested, Henning feels sure the guy is blameless. This was once now not easily a center Eastern-style honor killing within the face of adultery – it used to be a much more advanced gesture, and one who will drag Henning right into a darkness he’s by no means dreamed of.
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Halldis has a poem for everybody. * He stops while he sees the yellow brick colossus on the most sensible of Urtegata. humans imagine the large Securitas emblem at the wall skill the protection company occupies the full workplace block, yet a number of inner most companies and public our bodies can be found right here. As is www. 123nyheter. no the place Henning works, an Internet-only newspaper which advertises itself with the slogan ‘1-2-3 information – as effortless as 1-2-3! ’ He doesn’t imagine it’s a very solid slogan – no longer that he cares. they've been strong to him, given him time to get better, time to get his head directly. A three-metre-tall fence with black steel spears surrounds the development. The gate is an essential component of the fence and slowly slides open to let loose a Loomis van. He passes a small, abandoned defend sales space and attempts to open the doorway door. It refuses. He friends throughout the glass door. nobody round. He presses a brushed metal button with a plate announcing RECEPTION above it. A brusque woman voice calls out ‘yes’. ‘Hello,’ he says, clearing his throat. ‘Would you allow me in, please? ’ ‘Who are you assembly? ’ ‘I paintings the following. ’ A interval of silence follows. ‘Did you disregard your swipecard? ’ He frowns. What swipecard? ‘No, I haven’t obtained one. ’ ‘Everyone has a swipecard. ’ ‘Not me. ’ one other silence. He waits for a continuation which by no means comes. ‘Would you allow me in, please? ’ A shrill humming sound makes him bounce. The door whirrs. Clumsily, he pulls it open, enters and assessments the ceiling. His eyes fast establish a smoke alarm. He waits till it flashes eco-friendly. the gray slate ground is new. having a look round, he realises that many stuff have replaced. There are huge vegetation in even larger pots at the ground, the partitions were painted white and adorned with art he doesn’t comprehend. they've got a canteen now, he sees, to the left at the back of a pitcher door. The reception is contrary it, additionally at the back of a tumbler door. He opens it and enters. there's a smoke alarm within the ceiling. sturdy. at the back of the counter, the girl with pink hair in a ponytail seems fraught. She is frantically hammering away on the keyboard. the sunshine from the display screen displays in her grumpy face. at the back of her are pigeonholes overflowing with papers, leaflets, parcels and applications. A television reveal, connected to a laptop, is fastened at the wall. The newspaper’s entrance web page clamours for his consciousness and he reads the headline: lady discovered lifeless Then he reads the strap-line: girl came upon useless in tent on Ekeberg universal. Police suspect homicide. He understands the inside track table has but to hide the tale, as the name and the strap-line include an analogous info. No newshounds were on the scene, both. the tale is observed by way of an archive picture of police tape cordoning off a unconditionally diversified position. Neat. Henning waits for the receptionist to note him. She doesn’t. He strikes nearer and says hi. ultimately, she appears to be like up. First, she stares at him as though he had struck her. Then the inevitable response. Her jaw drops, her eyes takes it in, his face, the burns, the scars. They aren’t huge, no longer embarrassingly huge, yet big enough for individuals to stare simply that little bit too lengthy.