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The Absent One

by Jussi Adler-olsen
Read by Steven Pacey

Penguin Audio | August 21, 2012 | Audio Book (CD)

The Absent One is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
The author of the acclaimed "The Keeper of Lost Causes" returns with the second novel in his Department Q series.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.78 × 5.23 × 1.49 in

Published: August 21, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611761204

ISBN - 13: 9781611761207

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! Reason for Reading: Next in the series. Simply superb psychological thriller. Adler-Olsen does it again. Detective Carl Morck is pulled into a case 20 years old and then related cases seem to pop up all over the place. As if that isn't enough, murders are happening now that just may well have a connection with these cold cases as well and the names involved are only just the creme de la creme of Norway's high society. Carl and his sidekick Assad are back together again with their trepiditious friendship more firmly grounded as they have learnt to trust one another and as they stand together facing the unknown element of a new partner to their Department, the cold, mouthy, yet efficient Rose Knudsen. I absolutely loved the case; very unique, very creepy, never quite sure where the author was going to go with it. One thing I often wondered about was the scene that takes place in the "Prologue", who is the person that this is happening to? I found myself going back and reading it a couple of times because I thought I'd figured it out but could find no clues to back myself up and pow! what a zinger, when we do find out who it is. I'm a big fan of Carl; he's crusty, used to the old ways, doesn't like change and isn't really about to change in anyway he can get away with it. He and Assad are polar opposites but they've worked out quite a nice relationship, where they can drive each other batty at times and at others work on perfect sync. I'm not impressed with the new addition of Rose but I don't think I'm supposed to be. I've been exposed to Carl's opinion of her and her attitudes toward him and I'm not liking it. Three's a crowd , I say. But someone else may say, they need a female voice in here. She's a pain in the butt and I'm not prepared to like her, but we'll see what happens in the next book. However, I'm not docking any points because I don't like a character! Great, great thriller. Love Adler-Olsen's writing, the intensity, the shock value without going too far, but going far enough to give us that just beyond sick, sicko psycho killer. Bring on the next book! PS: I love the UK covers and titles for this series! Even though neither the US nor UK titles reflect the original intent of the Danish titles. This one's Danish title literally translated is "The Pheasant Hunters", which is a phrase used in the book to denote a certain class of people and is a perfectly suitable title. Perhaps the phrase is not known to western readers but funnily enough I ran across the phrase in an English book I read shortly after this one.
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated out of 5 by from please tell me if you liked this book . i like jo nesbo and wonder if this author is good too.adler-olsen is new to me. he is a danish writer.
Date published: 2012-09-19

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The Absent One

by Jussi Adler-olsen
Read by Steven Pacey

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.78 × 5.23 × 1.49 in

Published: August 21, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611761204

ISBN - 13: 9781611761207

About the Book

The author of the acclaimed "The Keeper of Lost Causes" returns with the second novel in his Department Q series.

About the Author

Jussi Henry Adler-Olsen was born in 1950 in Copenhagen. After graduating from the state school in Rødovre, he studied medicine, sociology and film making. In the late 1970s, he worked in various areas of publishing including cartoon-scripting, proof-reading and journalism. He went on to write two books about Groucho Marx (1984-1985). His first successful novel, Alfabethuset (The Alphabet House), followed in 1997. It tells the story of two British pilots on a secret mission who are shot down in Germany during World War II. It was followed in 2002 by Og hun takkede guderne (The Company Basher), a thriller set in Iraq in which an Indonesian specialist in destroying large corporations is persuaded to bring down an oil company. In 2006, Washington Dekretet (The Washington Decree) begins with the assassination of the Democratic front-runner on the eve of an American presidential election. His first novels in the crime-thriller series about Department Q, Kvinden i buret (The Woman in the Cage, US title -The Keeper of Lost Causes) and Fasandræberne (Disgrace) were published in 2007 and 2008. Both are set in Denmark where they increased his popularity, appearing at the top of bestseller lists. Then followed Flaskepost fra P (Message in a Bottle) in 2009, and Department Q book, Journal 64, was published in 2010. His title Absent One made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012.
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