Mercy

Mercy

Summary

THE PULSE-RACING FIRST DEPARTMENT Q THRILLER FROM THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

'Six-star suspense! Superbly written' 5***** Reader Review
'Unputdownable. Keeps you hooked from start to end' 5***** Reader Review
'Taut, thrilling and nail-biting' 5***** Reader Review
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She scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escape. She doesn't know how long she's been there. She vows not to go mad. She would rather die.

Copenhagen detective Carl Mørck has been taken off homicide to run a newly created department for unsolved crimes. His first case concerns politician Merete Lynggaard, who vanished five years ago.

Everyone says she's dead. Everyone says it's a waste of time. He thinks they're right.

But she isn't dead . . . yet.

Can they save her in time?
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PRAISE FOR THE DEPARTMENT Q SERIES:

'Gripping story-telling' Guardian

'Mesmerising writing' Independent

'Scandinavian crime novels don't get much darker' New York Times Book Review

'Everything you could possibly want from a thriller and much, much more' Kirkus

Reviews

  • One of the most original plots in crime fiction . . . Brilliant
    The Times, Top 100 Crime & Thrillers since 1945

About the author

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. Buried is the fifth novel in the Department Q series, following on from Redemption, Disgrace, Mercy and Guilt. He holds the prestigious Glass Key Award, given annually for a crime novel by a Scandinavian author, and is also winner of the Golden Laurels, Denmark's highest literary accolade.
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