Paperback : 21 Jun 2012
Kimmie's home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won't rest until she has stopped moving - for good.
Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister twenty years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their number confessed and was convicted. So why is the file of a closed case on Carl's desk? Who put it there? Who believes the case is not solved?
A police detective wants to talk to Kimmie and someone else is asking questions about her. They know she carries secrets certain powerful people want to stay buried deep. But Kimmie has one of her own. It's the biggest secret of them all.
And she can't wait to share it with them . . .
Customer Review: 02 September 2012
'I guess the follow-up to any successful first novel is doomed to receive some negative criticism; "not as good as .....". Mercy was without doubt a cracking debut and worthy of praise. Disgrace reflects the lives of a specialist Police unit looking into cold cases Department Q headed up by our main detective Carl Morck. Morck has lots of issues that are agitated in this second outing and we learn more; he gains a new assistant in Rose and his sidekick continues to to struggle with the language and add a comic twist to some of the well written dialogue. The good news is that you could read this without having picked up Mercy. Disgrace is a dark novel about the influence of an elite group of students from a very successful school were many of the great and the good of society attended over the years. The old school network appears to have stalled and suppressed the original investigation and attempts to re-open the case are met with opposition within the corridors of power and the police themselves; this makes the Masons seem to be amateurs in comparison. An original plot and difficult investigation reveals dark subjects that unsettle the reader and some of the violence is hard to comprehend as it is written as it happens without any excuse or attempt to justify itself. You will struggle with the violence and the character''s motivation or reasoning; who is good? evil? As a result this a terrific novel asking a lot of questions, challenging our preconceptions and comfort zones. It is full of twists and thrills and drives you at a heart racing pace to the last page. If you pick up this one first, read it with enthusiasm it will not disappoint and Mercy will then give you a wonderful back-story. I can hardy wait for further books in this tremendous series and feel Jussi Adler-Olsen is a real force in this genre and a name to ravel the leaders in this field.'» Submit a review
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 544
Published : 21 Jun 2012
Publisher : Penguin
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