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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Nov 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: series-fiction, crime-fiction

This is the first installment in Adler-Olsen's Department Q series where chief detective Carl Morck finds himself promoted to a department of one. After a shootout where Morck is the only one lucky enough to walk out of the situation, and where he didn't draw his weapon to save his buddies, Morck's boss thinks up a way to shuffle Morck off to the basement, investigating "cold" cases from around the country. Morose, and still shell-shocked, Morck reluctantly begins to investigate a politicians disappearance five years previous. But things are never as they seem. Secrets in the politician's life lead to more unanswered questions and leaves Morck doing some fancy footwork to find out why someone would create such a web of lies to cover up a crime. Intense, but very readable, Adler-Olsen has created a realisticly drawn main character while keeping the reader entranced till the final page. For those who have tried other Nordic crime fiction, such as Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson, The Keeper of Lost Causes will be a welcome addition.

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