By Jussi Adler-Olsen
New York occasions and across the world bestselling writer Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the 6th publication in his exhilarating division Q sequence, that includes Detective Carl Mørck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose.
In the center of his ordinary hard-won morning nap within the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of division Q, gets a choice from a colleague engaged on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive whilst he realizes new case is being foisted on him, yet a number of hours later, he gets a few surprising information that leaves his headstrong assistant Rose extra livid than traditional. Carl has no selection yet to guide division Q into the tragic chilly case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old lady who vanished from university, in simple terms to be chanced on lifeless putting excessive up in a tree. The research will take them from the distant island of Bornholm to a wierd sunlight worshipping cult, the place Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon try to cease a string of latest murders and a talented manipulator who refuses to permit anything—or anyone—get within the means.
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Her unconsciousness didn’t final lengthy yet lengthy sufficient that she had misplaced all experience of time and didn’t be aware of why she lay stretched out on her couch within the utmost of spartanly embellished dwelling rooms. She used to be evidently nonetheless within the country of outrage that had prompted her to break down. They appeared round the lounge. There wasn’t a lot to write down domestic approximately. Unopened money owed within the fruit bowl, piles of dusty Danish easy-listening CDs, furnishings from shops, grotesque ashtrays and vases in peeling ceramic. They permit her lie there for a little while to return round, her stony eyes directed on the ceiling, whereas they went out to the kitchen the place abnormally grotesque tiles from the seventies sucked the sunshine out of the room many Danes referred to as the guts of the house. Even Carl might see that that description via no stretch of the mind's eye matched the owner’s ramshackle chaos of a room. “We can’t be not easy on her, now not in her state,” Rose whispered. “If we cross lightly, we will be able to constantly come again the next day to come. ” They either spotted that Assad didn’t appear to agree. “Come in here,” June shouted with a vulnerable voice. “You begun this, Carl, so i feel it may be you who says it to her. And inform it love it is, ok? ” acknowledged Rose. He was once as regards to to indicate his finger at her yet felt Assad’s hand on his arm. Then he walked in to the girl and appeared her instantly within the eye. “We’re right here to notify you that your son is useless, June. yet that’s no longer all, regrettably. I’m sorry to need to inform you that he took his personal lifestyles. At nearly 4 o’clock, based on the clinical officer. ” She sucked in her cheeks and sat a second as if taking a look at herself in a replicate and attempting to pull again the years from its cruel snapshot of fact. “Four o’clock? ” she whispered, stroking her arm up and down. “Oh God, that was once simply after I known as and advised him approximately his dad. ” She attempted to swallow once or twice, held her throat, after which acknowledged not more. while they’d sat together with her for part an hour, Carl nodded to Rose. She may enable cross of the woman’s hand now so they may get going. they'd basically simply made it in the course of the front room prior to Assad begun. “Would you brain if I requested you anything ahead of we cross? ” he stated. “Why didn’t you move as much as your son your self and inform him approximately his dad, June? Did you actually hate your husband a lot that you just by no means requested your self in case your son felt an identical approach? Did you think that he wouldn’t care if his dad was once useless or alive? I’d wish to be aware of. ” Rose beat Carl to it in firmly grabbing Assad’s arm. What on the earth did he imagine he used to be as much as? Empathy wasn’t in general certainly one of his weaker issues. Trembling, June regarded down on the ground, as though every little thing in her desired to seize Assad’s throat and squeeze. “Why do you need to understand that, you grotesque ape? ” she stated with a muffled voice. “What’s that bought to do with you? used to be it your lifestyles that bastard Christian took from you? have a look round, could you? Do you think that this was once what I acknowledged definite to whilst that after good-looking guy kneeled in entrance of me at the grass out in Almindingen wooded area?