Silence: A Novel Paperback – Apr 3 2013
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Silence is a brilliant demonstration of how the lineaments of crime fiction murder, detectives, step-by-step investigation can be put to the service of tragedy. --Dennis Drabelle"
The narrative is constructed along the lines of a roman policier and features a strong working relationship between the retired detective who failed to solve the original case and a younger colleague, Kimmo Joentaa. But the book s dark matter has more to do with the obsessive thoughts of troubled minds. And that way, as we know, lies madness.--Marilyn Stasio"
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 an alternate Paperback edition.
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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
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.