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Fear Not by Anne Holt
  

Fear Not

Part of the Vik/Stubo Series
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July 2012 Book of the Month.

Anne Holt's Fear Not is a thrilling crime novel, once again featuring criminal psychologist and profiler Johanne Vik. The author raises questions about religion, human rights and the very nature of love itself by having the courage to go beyond conventional crime writing and peppers the story with red-hot political issues. For fans of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy this is right up your street.

If you like Anne Holt you might also like to read books by Patricia Cornwell, Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

Synopsis

Fear Not by Anne Holt

The silent, snow-covered streets of Oslo are a perfect scene of Christmas tranquillity. But over the tolling of bells for the last Sunday of Advent, a black note sounds. A boy's body washes up near the shoreline of the city's Aker Bridge. His corpse is bloated by the water, almost unrecognisable. Nobody has even bothered to report him missing. One week later, the bishop of Bergen is found stabbed to death on a deserted street. Eva Karin Lysgaard is a popular public figure, a sixty-two year-old grandmother: why was she on a lone errand in the deserted city, on the night before Christmas? Johanne Vik, criminal researcher and police profiler, is called in to untangle the motivation behind the bishop's murder. But with her husband at the head of this increasingly high-profile investigation, Vik's association with the case is under intense scrutiny. And why does Lysgaard's shocking death lead her towards the sad death of an unknown boy?

Reviews

Anne Holt is the Godmother of Norwegian crime fiction. -- Jo Nesbo Lively, unusual and persuasive. Holt writes with the command we have come to expect from the top Scandinavian writers. * The Times * Anne Holt is a thriller writer of the highest order. -- Liza Marklund Step aside, Stieg Larsson, Holt is the queen of Scandinavian crime thrillers. * Red Magazine *


About the Author

Anne Holt

Anne Holt is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers. Her two crime series - featuring Johanne Vik and Hanne Wilhelmsen - have sold more than 5 million copies and are translated into twenty-five languages. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Riverton Prize (Rivertonprisen) and the Booksellers´ Prize (Bokhandlerprisen). She is the former Minister of Justice for Norway, and has worked as a police attorney, lawyer, TV news editor and anchor, media consultant and journalist.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2012

Author

Anne Holt

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Books of the Month
Thriller / Suspense

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781848876125

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