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Lindsay (Little Reader Library)
Good read, enjoyed the development of the main characters, this was an interesting plot idea, though a few bits I personally disliked. Overall though I definitely preferred Mercy, the first book in the Department Q series. I will keep reading the series though and am looking forward to seeing what happens with Carl and Assad in the next book.
Jeremy Megraw
Jussi Adler-Olsen's The Absent One a.k.a. Fasandræberne, (published in UK as Disgrace), the 2nd installment in the Dept Q series, shares many of the same elements that made the 1st enjoyable. There is a hearty dose of Jussi's signature mix of brutality and humor, as Carl Morck is plunged into a difficult case involving the higher echelons of society while his investigative team slowly takes shape (expect another oddball addition to Dept Q). As with the 1st, Morck strives to maintain a normal per ...more
Maureen
While this may not be a true mystery because we know who the perps are from the start, I liked it nonetheless. Sadly, I found it quite believable. "Power corrupts..."
Robert
Assad and Morck are a funny pair but the rest of the world seems very bleak indeed. I hope #3 is translated soon.
Kathy S
excellent book in an excellent series
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