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Sister

by Kjell Ola Dahl

Part of the Oslo Detectives Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense Translated Fiction

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You just have to say Oslo Detectives series and it conjures up everything you need to know, this is Nordic Noir with knobs on! Detective Frolich investigates a simple missing person case, but as a killer strikes, so the complexity rises. This could be read quite successfully as a standalone novel as Frolich has turned private investigator and it suggests a beginning. Do pop Faithless and The Ice Swimmer on your list though and start with these if you can! Kjell Ola Dahl writes with such crisp clarity, and translator Don Bartlett is on point as it feels as though not a word has been wasted. Short, sharp sentences pounce. I love how the story builds, the plot almost turns itself inside out, and yet is kept as tight as can be. There are no easy tick-box answers on offer here. Bang up-to-date, Sister is a raw, real, and fabulous read.

Liz Robinson

Sister Synopsis

The Oslo Detectives are back in another slice of gripping, dark Nordic Noir, and their new colleague has more at stake than she's prepared to reveal...

Oslo detective Frolich searches for the mysterious sister of a young female asylum seeker, but when people start to die, everything points to an old case and a series of events that someone will do anything to hide...

Suspended from duty, Detective Frolich is working as a private investigator, when his girlfriend's colleague asks for his help with a female asylum seeker, who the authorities are about to deport. She claims to have a sister in Norway, and fears that returning to her home country will mean instant death. Frolich quickly discovers the whereabouts of the young woman's sister, but things become increasingly complex when she denies having a sibling, and Frolich is threatened off the case by the police. As the body count rises, it becomes clear that the answers lie in an old investigation, and the mysterious sister, who is now on the run...

A dark, chilling and up-to-the-minute Nordic Noir thriller, Sister is also a tense and well-plotted murder mystery with a moving tragedy at its heart, cementing Kjell Ola Dahl as one of the greatest crime writers of our generation.

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ISBN: 9781913193027
Publication date: 30/04/2020
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913193027
Publication date: 30th April 2020
Author: Kjell Ola Dahl
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 276 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense, Translated Fiction,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Fiction in translation,

About Kjell Ola Dahl

One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl was born in 1958 in Gjovik. He made his debut in 1993, and has since published eleven novels, the most prominent of which is a series of police procedurals cum psychological thrillers featuring investigators Gunnarstranda and Frolich. In 2000 he won the Riverton Prize for The Last Fix and he won both the prestigious Brage and Riverton Prizes for The Courier in 2015. His work has been published in 14 countries, and he lives in Oslo. Don Bartlett lives with his family in a village in Norfolk. He completed an MA in Literary ...

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