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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Dec 05, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: adultfiction, detectiveficton, mystery, psychological-fiction, thriller

All you fans of Scandinavian crime fiction can rejoice at the newest offering from the far north: The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen is a strong contender for best foreign crime novel of the year, in my humble opinion. Difficult, insolent Carl Morck is back at work after being shot in the head at a horrific crime scene where two of his colleagues weren’t so lucky. He’s been “promoted” to Department Q, a dead-end police department where he’s supposed to handle cold cases. The case at the top of the stack is about a rising-star politician who disappeared from a ferry five years earlier. There is a parallel story to Morck’s, though, that of Merete Lynggaard, the politician, who has been held captive in a cement cage for those five years. The juxtaposition of these two storylines, the strong characters and the building suspense of who the evil culprit is all add up to a powerful mystery you won’t be able to put down. A fantastic listen for those of you who enjoy audio books.

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Sarah Hale Finally getting hooked...took to about page 65. Suspense is building!

Marilyn That's a little long to get hooked...Hope it gets better!

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