The Traitor

The Traitor



Following weeks of heavy rain, the earth comes sliding down on one of Larvik’s residential areas, burying a handful of houses.

Detective William Wisting is quick to join the rescue operation. Luckily, by sunrise the next day, it becomes clear that the landslide has claimed no victims.

And yet, just twenty-four hours later, a body is found – and the victim was killed before the landslide.

As Wisting opens an investigation into the mysterious murder, he soon discovers this death might have dangerous ties to a series of ongoing cases.

And the clues start leading Wisting not towards an enemy on the outside – but to a traitor in his own unit…

Praise for Jørn Lier Horst

'Tense, fast-paced...compelling' Sunday Times

'Relentlessly exciting...creates a real sense of menace' The Times

'Atmospheric' Herald

Why readers LOVE the Wisting series
'A truly absorbing crime thriller, as good as they get'
5***** reader review
'Very cleverly written...the fast pace is maintained until the very last page' 5***** reader review
'I loved every minute of it! A must read for crime fans' 5***** reader reviews
'I read this is one sitting, you won't regret it!' 5***** reader reviews
'Another twisting tale for Wisting to make sense of and he doesn't disappoint - the backdrop of snowy Norway makes this even more gripping' 5***** reader review


  • Praise for Jørn Lier Horst

About the author

Jørn Lier Horst

Jørn Lier Horst worked as a police officer and head of investigations before becoming a full-time writer, and has established himself as one of the most successful authors to come out of Scandinavia. His books have sold over two million copies in his native Norway alone, been No. 1 international bestsellers, and he’s published in twenty-six languages around the world. In 2024, he was awarded the prestigious Finnish Whodunnit Society’s Honorary Award for excellence in foreign crime fiction.

The Wisting TV adaptation, produced by the team behind Wallander and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, was a hit series. The first three series are available to stream on BBC4.
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