Castigo (Vik & Stubø #1)
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 ...more
Although there are strands of many stories woven expertly in this novel, the main thread ...more
Joanne Vik was brought into the ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
SERIES: #1 of 5
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 ...more
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 ...more
This is part of the appeal of genre, patterns of events which recur like the steps of an old dance – I know I ...more
The characters are much more satisfying than the ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Detective Chief Inspector Adam Stubo of the Norwegian National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) very much w ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
"Quel che ti meriti" vanta una prima ...more