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Where Roses Never Die by Gunnar Staalesen
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Apr 28, 2016

really liked it

September 1977. Mette Misvaer, a three-year-old girl disappears without a trace from the sandpit outside her home. Her tiny, close middle-class community in the tranquil suburb of Nordas is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Curtains twitch, suspicions are raised, but Mette is never found. Almost 25 years later, as the expiry date for the statute of limitations draws near, Mette's mother approaches PI Varg Veum, in a last, desperate attempt to find out what happened to her daughter. As Veum starts to dig, he uncovers an intricate web of secrets, lies and shocking events that have been methodically concealed. When another brutal incident takes place, a pattern begins to emerge ...

I relish a new Gunnar Staalesen book & Varg Veum. It's like that comforting feeling you get.

This is a brilliant and classic crime novel. As usual, an outstanding plot which flows all the way through. Very suspenseful and full of intrigue rolls you through this captivating story.

Brilliant characters and dialogue, and a fantastic translation from Don Bartlett - a job that must be very hard to do!!

Very impressed and highly recommended.

Thanks to, Karen at Orenda Books for the review copy.
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Reading Progress

April 28, 2016 – Shelved
April 28, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 30, 2016 – Started Reading
July 31, 2016 –
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August 1, 2016 –
page 158
August 1, 2016 –
page 191
August 2, 2016 – Finished Reading

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