Icism of about everything a udgment that comes across as a razor blade deftly plunged into the soft flesh of Danish politics and wealt I can t tell you how much I was looking forward to the second offering by this author Sadly Disgrace was a major disappointment and I couldn t even finish it In fact I was so disappointed that I did something I ve never done before and asked for a refundI had three problems with the book 1 There wasn t enough of Assad the brilliantly drawn assistant of Carl Morck For me it was Assad who was the stand out character in the first book In this book he wasn t used enough 2 The characterisation was amateurish The main baddie if you like was so irredeemably evil he was like a pantomime villain About the only thing he didn t do was kick someone s crutches away He didn t come across as real 3 Not content to tell us that the main baddies enjoyed hunting animals the author went into great detail about the animals and what would happen them Being a great writer is all about knowing what not to write as much as knowing what to write By including so much hunting I found myself skipping parts because I wasn t only repulsed I was also bored It also made me wonder if the author was padding out the book to reach a certain page countOverall this was a disappointing book Hopefully the out the book to reach a certain page countOverall this was a disappointing book Hopefully the one will be better 35 stars In this second book in the Department series Detective Morck investigates a double murder in a boarding school two decades ago The book can be read as a standalone Boa B 76% Good Notes What s absent here is mystery The investigation only matters inasmuch as it reveals backstory and clarifies motive. S the case is not solved A police detective wants to talk to Kimmie and someone else is asking uestions about her They know she carries secrets certain powerful people want to stay buried deep But Kimmie has one of her own It's the biggest secret of them all And she can't wait to share it with th.
CHARACTERS ↠ THEYUPPYPUPPY.CO.UK ✓ Jussi Adler-OlsenA disappointment I liked Jussi Adler OLSEN S KEEPER OF THE LOST s Keeper of the Lost uite a lot The Absent One is definitely not in the same class Carl Morcks s character is still interesting but the characterizations of two other protagonists Assad and rosa are ust caricaturesthe absent one could have are ust caricaturesThe Absent One could have a great revenge story yet it veered into a totally unbelievable territory Would you believe rich industrialists and fashion celebrities to be mass murderers No I guess not But the book asks us to Add to it a rabid fox A hungry hyaena Hunting wild animals in the heart of Denmark Come on man Be seriousThe novel reads pretty well for about 300 pages and then it deteriorates into a totally ridiculous mess of utterly contrived fast paced action of the worst Hollywood variety This is globalization of rubbish This is crap on the order of Da Vinci CodeThree and a half stars for the first 300 pages Zero stars for the last 100 pages What an utter waste of human talent I am hesitant to read any stuff from this authorTwo stars This is the second book also know as The Absent Onein the Department series set in Denmark Once again Carl M rck and his uirky assistant Assad are on the trail of an apparent cold case There are some terribly gruesome crimes and abuses described in this book but it is told with such humanity and humour it is uite well balanced abuses described in this book but it is told with such humanity and humour it is uite well balanced The thing that really surprises me about this author is that he is not as well known or popular as Stieg Larsson This series really is so terribly good If you have not read one of these books pick up a copy of The Keeper of Lost Causes also known as Mercy and read it Highly recommended I cannot wait to. Kimmie's home is on the streets of Copenhagen To live she must steal She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long But now others are trying to find her And they won't rest until she has stopped moving for good Detective Carl Mørck of Department the cold cases divis. ,
Read the third book Re visit Winter 2015 ONLYTRANSLATED BY E SEMMELDEDICATED TO THE THREE GRACES by K E SemmelDedicated to the three Graces iron ladies Anne Lene and CharlotteOpening When she ventured down the pedestrian street called Str get she was poised as if on the edge of a knife With her face half covered Another really good book in what I can see is going to be an excellent seriesMaybe The Absent One was not uite as good as The Keeper of Lost Causes but it was still an exciting and entertaining read Carl was as snarky as ever and Assad was Lost Causes but it was still an exciting and entertaining read Carl was as snarky as ever and Assad was as strange and mysterious Something big must be going to happen with him in a future bookThe plot was maybe ust a little over the top but it was still gripping and at times I could not imagine how it was going to end The answer was very satisfactory indeed with appropriate solutions all round So much so that as soon as I turned the last page I gave the book straight to my husband and said You have to read thisNow I am looking forward very much to book 3 which I notice gets very good ratings i m so glad this series getting better and better This second book in the series held my interest but I don t think it was as good as the first TypicalThere was a higher level of cruelty and depravity in this book I like Carl Assad and the addition of Rose I had hoped to learn about Assad but not from this book I m curious to see where the next books go with these characters Book ReviewNote this is not a who dun it we know the Who of it from the get go So if the lack of this doesn t hit your sweet spot it might not appeal The Absent One is Adler Olsen s nod towards psychiatry sociopathy youth gangs and his ever present crit. Ion has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister twenty years earlier A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time until one of their number confessed and was convicted So why is the file of a closed case on Carl's desk Who put it there Who believe.