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"A genuinely gripping crime thriller with a psychological twist" Aesthetica "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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
JAN COSTIN WAGNER was born in 1972 in Langen/Hesse near Frankfurt. After studying German language, literature and history at Frankfurt University, he went on to work as a journalist and freelance writer. He divides his time between Germany and Finland (the home country of his wife). Silence is his third novel, and the second to be translated into English after Ice Moon. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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.