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Silence Hardcover – Dec 15 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books; 1 edition (Dec 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605982679
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605982670
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,218,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Similar in tone to Mankell's early Wallander novels, this one drifts up off the page with all the deadly intensity of mustard gas" Irish Times "By turns brutal, exciting and elegiac, it's a page-turner with real heart and a brilliant addition to the current vogue for Scandinavian crime" Booktrust --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jan Costin Wagner est né en 1972 à Francfort. Il vit entre l'Allemagne et la Finlande, le pays de sa femme. Pour son premier roman, Nachtfahrt, il a obtenu le prix Marlowe 2002 du meilleur thriller. Son deuxième roman, Lune de glace (Gallimard, 2006, a connu un immense succès et a été traduit en de nombreuses langues. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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By Donna M. Thornton on Oct. 19 2014
Format: Paperback
excellent. New writer to me, and I really ennjoy his books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Kimmo Joentaa - somber and haunting April 4 2015
By L. .G. avid reader - Published on
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Another Kimmo Joentaa detective mystery. Kimmo is a loner and depressed after the death of his wife 2 years previously. He is a man of few words, very introspective and insightful. The atmosphere of his books is a quiet, sadness with a curious desire to understand - to put the pieces together
In this story his boss Ketola has retired - but a crime occur which involves a crime that occurred back in his (Ketola's) early days - 33 years ago. A young girl was killed and the perpetrator was never found. Now, at the time of this story, another young girl has disappeared - and her bicycle is found in the same place as the bicycle was found in the case 33 years ago.
We get to see the unraveling from the perspectives of Kimmo, Ketola, and the person who was there 33 years ago
intriguing procedural set in Finland Feb. 1 2014
By audrey pierce - Published on
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This is the second book in a series about police detective Kimmo Joentaa, though it's the first I've read.

The story focuses on two detectives, recent widower Joentaa and his retired colleague Ketola, who worked on the abduction-murder case of a young girl 33 years ago. Now another girl has disappeared in exactly the same spot, and Joentaa asks his old boss for help. The writing is very good and the case is interesting, though this is a warning that there are some graphic descriptions of child molestation that are not easy to read. I enjoyed reading a book set in Finland; I search out Scandinavian thrillers and have found that those from Finland are harder to find, and the culture and even language seem quite distinct from other Scandinavian countries, all of which made this book more interesting. I would describe this book as quite psychological in nature, and the writing about various characters is really good, as is the dialogue.

In order the series includes: Ice Moon, Silence, Winter of the Lions, and Light in a Dark House.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
unexpected May 13 2013
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The author accomplished what he set out to do -- he poses so many conundrums, so many ethical issues -- well worth reading