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Castigo (Vik & Stubø #1)

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,752 Ratings  ·  155 Reviews
Emilie, uma menina de nove anos desaparece uma tarde no caminho de regresso da escola. Uma semana depois desaparece um outro rapaz de cinco anos. Este segundo aparece pouco tempo depois numa caixa enviada à mãe do rapaz com uma nota que diz: "Tens o que mereces". O Comissário Stubo, como toda a Noruega, está horrorizado com a desaparição das crianças mas não tem nenhuma pi ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published 2008 by O quinto selo (first published 2001)
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Lynda Kelly
Dec 16, 2015 Lynda Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I really enjoyed this one, the first in the Vik series. I've been reading the Hanne series and greatly enjoying them and was half wishing I wouldn't get them mixed up but they're both extremely different women so there's no danger of that. One thing I did especially notice was the translator for this series goes with English spellings which I prefer.
Something I wondered at which was probably a mistake was that chapter 15 in the table of contents was written this way but all the other chapters we
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Margaret
Nov 07, 2013 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This decidedly creepy thriller is based on the abduction of a series of children and goes back and forth between perspectives: abductor, abductee, investigator... Holt paints a chillingly normal portrait of all the characters - the villain, reluctant hero, police, children are all just normal folk. Their motivations and ultimate actions are occasionally shocking, but the characters feel like someone you know.

Although there are strands of many stories woven expertly in this novel, the main thread
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Ken
Jul 10, 2012 Ken rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, thriller
I've been reading a lot of SciFi and Fantasy lately and it's been a while since I've read any good thrillers so I decided to take a break with a Crime Fiction novel. Punishment also known as What is Mine is the first book in a Norwegian series featuring former FBI profiler Johanne Vik. What started off as an exciting story about kidnapped children and a crazed killer, only to be let down by a series of disappointing events that are too convenient and coincidental.

Joanne Vik was brought into the
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Bridgette Redman
Feb 01, 2012 Bridgette Redman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The United States has no monopoly on the thriller genre. This is something Europeans, in particular Norwegians, have known for some time. But then, they’ve been reading Anne Holt for years.

Anne Holt is one of Norway’s most successful crime writers and her most recent book What is Mine is making its U.S. debut this year.

What is Mine is a serial killer crime novel, the first in what is to be a series featuring Johanne Vik and Adam Stubo, both middle-aged professionals who are caught up in a seri
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Teri
Feb 23, 2015 Teri rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really hate a DNF but this is definitely one I just can't make myself keep reading. I gave it a good 100 pages and it's just so hard to read. The names are hard for me so I have been renaming all the characters just to try to get the book to flow better. That didn't work though and it's just dragging along. I'm not too fond of some of the happenings in the book either so I just plain ol give up it's time to move onto something I will enjoy more.
Kenneth Fredette
This was a really good story. It comes from a true story that actually happened in Norway. Anne changed the story to make it readable and interesting. She did an outstanding job.
Todd
Oct 01, 2015 Todd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another mildly depressing police/detective/psychodramas from Scandinavia. I swear, despite what Marina told me, I don't think anyone in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, or Russia ever smiles let alone laughs or has a good time. But, the book is good...good like it feels after you recover from having hit your thumb with a hammer.
Maria Grazia
La gabbia psicologica che intrappola i protagonisti è molto ben descritta, e il loro modo di agire è decisamente norvegese: sono tutti dei benintenzionati dilettanti, perché in una società fondamentalmente esente da peccato originale come quella norvegese non ci sono molte possibilità di conoscere e far fronte a un male di qualsiasi tipo.
Forse c'è un po' troppa ingenuità nel pretendere che il serial killer dei bambini sia il figlio dell'uomo ingiustamente condannato per lo stesso delitto tanti a
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Oscura
Apr 27, 2014 Oscura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Premesso che i gialli (ma mi sembra una parola grossa da usare per tale autrice) della Vargas non sono "surreali", ma assurdi, più vicini ad un fantasy se proprio si vuole, a me questo libro è piaciuto molto...mai sentito parlare di forme particolari di autismo? Ci sono bambini in grado ad esempio di fare calcoli matematici assolutamente complessi che vivono in un mondo completamente diverso dal nostro (tipo il bambino di "Codice Mercury" con Bruce Willis) I personaggi sono molto ben delineati e ...more
Maddy
Aug 30, 2015 Maddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
PROTAGONIST: Police inspector Adam Stubo; profiler Johanne Vik
SETTING: Norway
SERIES: #1 of 5
RATING: 3.25
WHY: Children are disappearing in Norway and showing up dead, with one exception. The link between them is a note saying "Now you've got what you deserved". Police inspector Adam Stubo calls upon the services of Johanne Vik, a former FBI profiler, who is reluctant to help. She has enough going on with caring for her mentally challenged daughter. Stubo has issues of his own having to do with th
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Jennifer Jowsey
This book was okay. I felt like there were some unresolved things at the end (not cliffhangers, just things that weren't explained), but I'm not sure if I didn't just miss them and didn't care to go back and look for an answer.

Without giving away anything, the "twist" that was at the time with the helicopters was totally predictable; the second twist totally unnecessary (where the cases overlap). On another note, the author did not go with one very obvious angle involving the victims, so that w
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Cinthia Karina  Martinez
Sep 14, 2007 Cinthia Karina Martinez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
The book is about a serial killer with no heart . Who kidnappes little kids and than cruely kills them and than sends notes to there mother's saying " you got what you deserve " its a great book i loved it and i truly recommend it.
Schmuudlinka
První kniha série Viková a Stubo. Po devítileté Emílii se slehla zem. O šest dní později unesou v noci z postele malého Kima. Ten se však zase brzy objeví. Mrtvý, ale bez známek násilí. U jeho těla leží cár papíru se vzkazem: Tady máš, co zasluhuješ. Inger Johanne Vikovou, psycholožku a zároveň matku malého dítěte, únosy vyděsí. Detektiv Yngvar Stubo se ji snaží přesvědčit, aby mu pomohla vypátrat pachatele. Viková je pohlcena studiem starého případu vraždy a znásilnění, proto spolupráci s polic ...more
Pat
Oct 21, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book by Anne Holt that I have read and I was seriously impresses. It dealt with a sensitive subject, child abductions, but didn't sensationalise it. Of course with a name like Anne Holt you wouldn't think Scandinavian fiction straight away but, with a typical Scandi crime low key approach, the book sucked you in slowly. It was peopled by some pretty normal seeming characters, I loved how Vik was so reluctant to take this case on. Although there was not a huge amount of action p ...more
Annabelle
Oct 08, 2014 Annabelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was written by a Norwegian woman attorney and minister. It has that Scandinavian, step by step, present- time vibe. A police inspector, Adam and profiler Johanne are drawn into finding out why children are stolen and kept alive for awhile, murdered and then delivered back to their parents. A boy missing years ago is eventually tied to other children stolen recently. I liked it, and there are some clever plots twists, i.e. looking for commonalities across families. Author Holt uses chapters ...more
Beatriz
Sep 04, 2015 Beatriz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Libro de narrativa pausada, pero muy intrigante. Excelente caracterización de los personajes, muy creíbles. Maneja dos investigaciones en paralelo que, aunque son totalmente diferentes, con el transcurso de las páginas uno puede empezar a sospechar que tienen alguna conexión... no digo más para no echarles a perder la sorpresa... Buen desenlace, atípico para este tipo de literatura, como si la suerte interviniera para desbaratar todos los planes. Un título perfecto para la novela, aunque se desc ...more
Taksya
Nov 07, 2015 Taksya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Letto rapidamente grazie ad una congiunzione favorevole, ma anche perché scorrevole e interessante. La Norvegia è una novità per me, rispetto agli innumerevoli svedesi, la Holt è la prima norvegese che leggo e, come primo approccio, non mi è dispiaciuto. La trama forse banale, alcuni dettagli vengono scoperti dal lettore prima che dai protagonisti, personaggi forse sui generis... ma la lettura è stata avvincente e le banalità non mi hanno lasciato infastidita come capita con altri autori. Non sa ...more
Antonomasia
Mar 13, 2016 Antonomasia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Antonomasia by: low price
I wanted to read crime fiction, and whilst The Murder of Halland was a good book (it was the only crime novel I had in the house, with the possible exception of the Peter Grant comic fantasy series), I craved a more traditional plot. A few years ago I enjoyed Holt's 1222, so looked for other Hanne Wilhelmsen novels, but this, the first in her Johanne Vik series, was about half the price.

This is part of the appeal of genre, patterns of events which recur like the steps of an old dance – I know I
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Heather
I've become addicted to Scandinavian thrillers and What Is Mine is a great addition to this shelf. I was relieved to learn it's the first book in a series, because there's much about the characters I'd like to see explored further. I'm also eager to see how the relationship between Joanna, the reluctant profiler, and Adam, the brooding detective, develops as they become more and more intwined in each other lives, both personally and professionally.

The characters are much more satisfying than the
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Katherine Tomlinson
A profiler trained in the US and a Norwegian cop join forces to find the man abducting and killing children; falling in love in the process in What is Mine, the first of the Stubo and Vik series by Anne Holt, a woman who put the “Noir” in Nordic Noir.

The characters are rich with the dynamic between Adam and Johanne is intriguing and adult. The plotting is a bit convoluted, with a couple of huge coincidences at the end, but as the characters keep pointing out, Norway is a small country. This is
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Panthère Rousse
Aug 20, 2015 Panthère Rousse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: numérique
Présentation de l'éditeur
En Norvège, un serial killer est en liberté. Un tueur en série de la pire espèce. Qui séquestre les enfants et les assassine d'une manière indétectable par la police, et qui renvoie le corps de la victime à la mère avec cette note atroce : «Tu as eu ce que tu méritais.» Emilie, neuf ans et Kim, cinq ans, ont disparu. L'enquête est confiée à l'inspecteur principal Yngvar Stubo. Pour retrouver la piste du tueur, celui-ci fait appel à Inger Johanne Vik, une ex profiler du F
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Sharonm
Jul 02, 2010 Sharonm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first in the Stubo and Vik series set in Norway. Stubo is a policeman who has recently lost both his wife and daughter, and Vik is a female lecturer on criminology who has a mentally handicapped daughter. Stubo courts Vik, first professionally to help with a series of abductions and murders of children, and then personally. The developing relationship between the two is touchingly mature and characteristically (for Scandinavian literature) reserved, and it forms the backdrop for the search f ...more
Karen
Jul 02, 2008 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, scandinavian
PUNISHMENT is the first in a newly translated, extremely successful series in Europe, featuring academic and former FBI profiler Johanne Vik and Detective Inspector Adam Stubo of the Oslo police.

When 9 year old Emilie goes missing her father is worried but not frantic. She'd done this once before just after her mother died. This time, they don't find her. When a little boy disappears and ultimately is returned to his parents; dead, no obvious cause of death, and a handwritten note: You Got What
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Jmm
“Now you've got what you deserved,” states the note attached to Kim Oksøy's body when it is mysteriously returned to his home. Five-year-old Kim had been taken from his bedroom during the night just six days after eight-year-old Emilie Selbu disappeared while walking home from school. Even more puzzling, Kim's autopsy failed to find a cause of death while Emilie's fate remains unknown.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Stubo of the Norwegian National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) very much w
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J
Aug 17, 2011 J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.

I had not delved into Anne Holt until I heard her speak on NPR after the Norway terror massacre. A statement of hers stuck w. me: that crime writing is really a way to give commentary on society; that crime novels are great at examining the fears of a society. She was saying that Norwegians fear the random evil monster more than terrorism -- and she said that right after the massacre, but before authorities had determined the shooter/bomber was a stand-alone actor.

Anyway, th
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Sandra
Quem me conhece sabe do gosto que tenho em ler este tipo de livros - thrillers, com muito mistério e adrenalina à mistura - e este tinha em si a promessa de que seria muito bom.

Confesso que apesar de ter gostado, ficou um pouco aquém das minhas expectativas.

O enredo base é excepcional, o fim é labiríntico e fabuloso. No entanto, achei que a meio do livro a autora andou a prolongar demasiado a estória sem nada a acrescentar. Além disso os nomes das personagens em norueguês fez com que por vezes t
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Christine
A translation of the original Norwegian novel, What Is Mine is a suspense-thriller about a child serial killer stalking a usually low-crime town in Norway. With one child missing, and another dead, lead detective Adam Stubo turns to the only help he knows, Johanne Vik, a former FBI profiler. Yet, Johanne is apprehensive to join being already absorbed in another investigation where the suspect has fled to America. But when more children go missing, Vik (a mother of a six-year old) can no longer t ...more
Jan Derksen
Jul 12, 2012 Jan Derksen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Noorwegen is in de ban van een gewelddadige kinderontvoerder. Er zijn al enkele slachtoffers. Van de negenjarige Emilie is het lot nog onzeker. Inspecteur Yngvar Stubø, die de zaak onderzoekt, kiest voor een onconventionele aanpak. Hij weet psychologe Inger Johanne Vik over te halen hem te helpen. Zij moet eerst de nodige aarzelingen overwinnen. Als moeder van een jonge dochter is ze bang dat ze de zaak emotioneel niet aankan. Bovendien heeft ze iets anders aan haar hoofd. Ze zoekt naar de waarh

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Ubik 2.0
Oct 22, 2012 Ubik 2.0 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Finiranno per soffocarla nella culla questa new wave scandinava del thriller, come uno dei poveri bambini eliminati nelle pagine di questo scombinato romanzo. E la responsabilità sarà sia degli editori che ormai pubblicano chiunque abbia la minima possibilità, secondo loro, di ripetere il miracolo (economico non certo creativo...) della buonanima di Stieg Larsson, sia dei lettori che decretano il successo ad ogni libro che abbia origine oltre il 55 parallelo.

"Quel che ti meriti" vanta una prima
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Stacy
Apr 13, 2014 Stacy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: police-fiction
The summary sounded interesting and the story started out well enough but it never took off. The only interesting character was Isak, and he was just included to give Johanne a back story. The progression of the case was uneventful, which bothers me because of the frequent use of 'thriller' in descriptions and reviews, and the inclusion of Aksel's story didn't help. The story was slow-moving with too many conveniences.
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Anne Holt was born in Larvik, grew up in Lillestrøm and Tromsø, and moved to Oslo in 1978. She graduated with a law degree from the University of Bergen in 1986, and went on to work for The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and then the Oslo Police Department, earning her right to practice as a lawyer in Norway. In 1990 she returned to NRK, where she worked one year as a journalist and anch ...more
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