Light In A Dark House

Paperback | August 13, 2014

byJan Costin WagnerTranslated byAnthea Bell

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An unidentified woman in a coma is murdered, the killer's tears staining her sheets. Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called in to identify the victim and catch her killer in this haunting psychological thriller.
     Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before. An unidentified woman in a coma has been murdered by someone who wept over the body, their tears staining the sheets around her. The death marks the start of a series of killings, with the unknown patient at their centre. 
     As autumn turns to winter, and Christmas fast approaches, Kimmo's attempts to unravel the case and identify the first victim are complicated by the disappearance of his sometime girlfriend, who has vanished after an awkward encounter at a party thrown by the head of the police force, and by a colleague's spiral into the depths of a gambling addiction. 
     Light in a Dark House is an atmospheric, haunting and beautifully written psychological crime thriller from an award-winning crime writer.

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An unidentified woman in a coma is murdered, the killer's tears staining her sheets. Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called in to identify the victim and catch her killer in this haunting psychological thriller.      Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa is called to the local hospital in which his young wife died several years before. An...

JAN COSTIN WAGNER was born in 1972 in Langen/Hesse near Frankfurt. After studying German language, literature and history at Frankfurt University, he went on to work as a journalist and freelance writer. He divides his time between Germany and Finland (the home country of his wife). His first crime novel featuring Detective Kimmo Joent...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.76 × 5.08 × 0.81 inPublished:August 13, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099572672

ISBN - 13:9780099572671

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read A great story, grabs you from the outset, meanders along nicely never boring. Looking forward to the next one.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping read At first I found it difficult to get into this book, but I persisted and was really caught up in it. As always, it's difficult to say much without giving away the plot, but the way the story is written is necessary to the plot and the story certainly keeps you guessing right to the end. It's not for you if you like a linear story-line but it you don't mind 'skipping about' this is a must-read.
Date published: 2015-02-13

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• "This icy, gripping police procedural thriller is easy to recommend for fans of The Killing." --Guardian on the film version of Silence