Department Q 4


The heart-stopping and gripping novel from the author of international No. 1 bestsellers Mercy and Disgrace - fans of Scandinavian crime thrillers will love this.


Nete Rosen thought she'd put her traumatic youth behind her. Her caring foster parents and loving husband helped her start again.

But then a man from her past reappears, who threatens to destroy her new life.

She won't be drawn back into that nightmare - she won't be a victim again . . .


Detective Carl Mørck from Copenhagen's cold case division is looking into the disappearance of Rita Nielsen, an escort agency owner.

But as he investigates, he discovers that Rita is only one piece of the puzzle.

It's not a one-off incident, but part of a disturbing pattern that's been hidden for over 20 years . . .

Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen:

'Gripping storytelling' Guardian

'Engrossing' Sunday Express

'As impressive as it is unnerving' Independent


  • Adler-Olsen is the new "it" boy of Nordic Noir
    The Times

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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