The Absent One

The Absent One

Department Q Series, Book 2

eBook - 2012
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New York Times bestseller Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the second book in his electrifying Department Q series.In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen's coldest cases. The result wasn't what Mørck—or readers—expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen's shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he's naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects—part of a group of privileged boarding-school students—confessed and was convicted. But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren't the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head. Every bit as pulse-pounding as the book that launched the series, The Absent One delivers further proof that Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the world's premier thriller writers.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781101590928
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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pdxalexa
Jan 16, 2016

Riveting with a touch of humor lighten up some of the dark moments. Love this series.

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bobdrad
Nov 30, 2015

This is, frankly, a really sick book. Unless you enjoy graphic murder, torture, and rape scenes, this book is not for you. I feel I have a pretty high threshold for violence, but this is way over the top. It makes up almost half the book. It's too bad, because the characters are interesting and the story is reasonably compelling (although not nearly as much as the first book), but there was just way too much poison dripping into my brain to be worth it. You can't unread this book, so think twice before picking it up.

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